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Maria Bialas

October 20, 1929 – July 27, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 1, 2015

Maria (Jajko) Bialas, 85, of New Britain, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in Poland and lived in New Britain for the past 57 years. Maria was a devout parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, attending daily Mass up until her recent illness. Maria loved her family. She played a pivotal role in bringing her family from Poland to the U.S. A caring, entertaining woman will be deeply missed. Left to mourn her passing is her son, Andrew... Read more


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Anna S. Kowalski

August 28, 1927 – July 27, 2015
Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 31, 2015

Anna S. Kowalski of Kensington, 87, wife of the late Edward W. Kowalski, Sr. died peacefully in her sleep on July 27, 2015 at home with her family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Marcel and Josephine (Przybylek) Skorupski. She was the last of 8 siblings, predeceased by Stella, Theodore, John, Frank, Casimer, Chester, & Marcel. Anna retired from the CT Labor Department in 1987 and enjoyed retirement with her family, watching the... Read more


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Elizabeth Lewko

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 4, 2015

Elizabeth Lewko, 62, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at the Jerome Home. Born in Poland, to the late Jan and Genowefa (Bogdanski) Nowinski, Elizabeth came to the United States 42 years ago and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She was a strong, loving, and kind person who would help anyone. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, gardening and cooking her Sunday dinners. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter... Read more


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Erminio J. DiBattista

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 31, 2015

Erminio J. DiBattista, 84, of Newington, loving husband of Betty (Atkins) DiBattista for 60 years, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home. Born in Hartford, son of the late Fortunato and Mary (Grazedei) DiBattista, he was a longtime Newington resident and member of St. Mary's Church. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. During his service, he was a member of the Army's baseball team, creating lifelong friendships with his... Read more


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Frances E. Ouellette

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 30, 2015

On Sunday, July 26, 2015, Frances E. Ouellette, 88, passed away peacefully at her home. Born in Suffield, CT on August, 16, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Emily (Stankevich) Lewandowski. She was a longtime Newington resident, where she was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Prior to her 1985 retirement, she was a contact representative for the US Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service, giving 30 years of... Read more


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Izabella Swiatlowski

August 30, 1927 – July 26, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 3, 2015

Izabella (Bajger) Swiatlowski, 87, of New Britain, beloved wife of Kazimierz Swiatlowski, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was born in Poland and moved to the U.S. in 1957 where she raised her family and worked as a seamstress for CT Furriers. Izabella enjoyed gardening, growing vegetables and beautiful flowers. In addition to her husband, she leaves her daughter, Jadwiga "Heddy" Irwin of Bristol; her grandchildren: Isabelle Rabel and Margaret... Read more


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Maria (Santoro) Scalora

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 30, 2015

Maria (Santoro) Scalora, 89, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Gaspare Scalora. Born in Italy, daughter of the late Ignacio and Anna (Finocchi) Santoro, she emigrated to the U.S. in 1962. Maria married Gaspare in 1965 and was a Newington resident ever since. She loved to garden and spend her time cooking for her family. A loving and devoted mother, she leaves her two sons, Frank... Read more


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Daniel R. Gallicchio

August 19, 1928 – 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: August 1, 2015

Daniel R. Gallicchio, beloved husband of Gladys (Knowles) Gallicchio for 64 years, died peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on February 10, 2015, in Hobe Sound, Florida. He was 86 years old. He was born in Newington and was the son of the late Rocco and Lucy (Vassallo) Gallicchio. Shortly after high school, Daniel met the love his life, Gladys. They married, and together, they raised four children, Daniel, Cheryl, John and Donna. ... Read more


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Arthur Chrapowitzky

Canton, Connecticut
Service Date: July 24, 2015

Our caring and loving father, Arthur Chrapowitzky, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the age of 99. He was married to the late Helen (Michalewicz) Chrapowitzky for 62 years. A devoted father to his three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Lewandowski and the late Vincent of Kensington, Carol and Francis Perrone of Canton, and Nancy and Keith Mawson of Marietta, GA. He loved his six grandchildren, Mark Lewandowski... Read more


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May J. Donahue

May 31, 1941 – July 21, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 24, 2015

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, May J. Donahue, 74, passed on into eternal life at the Riverside Healthcare in East Hartford. Born in Manchester on May 31, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Palmira (Urbanetti) Marinelli. As a devoted mother, she raised her family and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church where she sang in the church choir. She was also a former member of the Plainville Moose Lodge. Besides her parents, she was... Read more


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Sophie M. Murtha

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 24, 2015

Sophie M. Murtha, 91 of Newington, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Jefferson House. She was the widow of the late John Murtha, who passed in 1977. Born in New Britain, to the late John and Katherine (Kukulka) May, she lived most of her life in Newington. Sophie belonged to St. Mary Church in Newington and was a member of the Woman's Auxiliary at the Polish American Club, also serving as Past Secretary. She was also active with the AARP... Read more


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Bogdan Kolaczynski

June 25, 1936 – July 19, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 25, 2015

Bogdan Kolaczynski, 79, of New Britain, loving husband of Irena (Minczewska) Kolaczynski, died on Sunday, July 19, 2015. He was born in Poland and grew up in Germany and Belgium and settled in New Britain in 1958. Bogdan was a man who loved life, family, his cat Cinnamon and especially enjoyed his wife's cooking. He began every summer morning tending to his garden and admiring his flowers. In addition to his wife, Bogdan leaves his daughters:... Read more


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Irene M. Grzyb

June 28, 1927 – July 17, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 22, 2015

Irene M. Grzyb, 88, a lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away at her home after a brief illness. She was born to the late Boleslaw & Marion (Topolewski) Kosinski on June 28, 1927. She married the late Walter L. Grzyb in 1950 and lived together in New Britain to raise their family. Irene was a bookkeeper until she retired from Bell Pump in the late 1980's. She was an active philanthropist donating to many causes over the years. ... Read more


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Angela Marie Palmisano

July 13, 1933 – July 17, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 22, 2015

Angela Marie (Carenza) Palmisano, 82, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015, after a brave and courageous 20 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Vincent J. Palmisano, Sr. Marie was born and raised in New Britain where she was an active member of St. Ann's Church. She worked for the State of Connecticut as a bookkeeper for Ella T. Grasso in the late 1950's. After many... Read more


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Henry Joseph Czarkowski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 20, 2015

Henry Joseph "Hank" Czarkowski, 91, of Newington, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother and uncle passed away peacefully on the night of Wednesday, July 15, 2015, after a short illness. Hank was born January 7, 1924 in Dunmore, PA, the son of the late Paul Czarkowski and Frances Czarkowski Wysocki. He lived for many years in New Britain, moving to Newington in 1962 following his marriage to his wife Rita. They recently celebrated their 53rd... Read more


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Rita Boisvert

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: July 18, 2015

Rita Boisvert, 86, of Hartford, formerly of Canada, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Born in Sherbrooke, Canada, daughter of the late Henri and Paméla (Demers) Boisvert, she lived in Hartford during the 1960's before moving back to Canada to care for her mother. She relocated back to Hartford a few years ago. In her earlier years, she enjoyed painting, crocheting and bicycling. A loving and devoted mother, she leaves her... Read more


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William "Bill" J. Mazzali

East Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: July 16, 2015

William "Bill" J. Mazzali, 90, of East Berlin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. (Gurko) Mazzali for 68 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Achille) Mazzali, he grew up in Kensington and lived most of his adult life as a New Britain resident. He was a proud World War II Veteran, honorably serving his country in the U.S. Army in the Southern Philippines and... Read more


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Raulino S. Viveiros

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: July 18, 2015

Raulino S. Viveiros, 84, of Hartford, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was born in Portugal and made his home in Hartford for the last 40 years. He was the loving husband of Emilia (Godinho) and a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Raulino enjoyed taking long walks on the beach with his wife and their dog, Duke. His family, especially his grandchildren, brought him happiness whenever they were around. Trips to the beach and watching... Read more


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Shirley A. Cleveland

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 16, 2015

Shirley A. Cleveland, 83, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born on March 13, 1932, in New Britain, Shirley was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Lickwar) Fritz. Prior to her retirement she worked as a Special Education Aide in the Newington Public School Systems. Shirley was actively involved in the Newington PTA holding different positions including Chairman. She was a... Read more


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Jacqueline Schuetz Dumas

Marlborough and Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 18, 2015

Jacki loved her family and friends dearly and was known by all as a sweet and loving woman. She was a teacher and artist and very active in the Marlborough Community Arts and loved volunteering at the Hartford Stage. She passed on peacefully Sunday, July 12th after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her two children, Randall, Renée and her husband Carlos Rodriguez, and one grandson, Derek. She is also survived by her mother,... Read more


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Emeline F. Martin

February 7, 1928 – July 12, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 22, 2015

Emeline F. Martin (nee Hebert), age 87, died on July 12, 2015 after living with Alzheimer's for a number of years. She was most recently residing at Walnut Hill Care Center, 55 Grand Street, New Britain, CT 06052. Emeline was born and raised in Madawaska, Maine in February of 1928 to Levite R. and Edna (Morneault) Hebert. She was one of 7 children and the only girl to survive past childhood. She attended Madawaska High School and was... Read more


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Helen M Chmielewski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 13, 2015

Helen M. (Gajek) Chmielewski , 93, of New Britain passed away on July 9, 2015 after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Stanley M. Chmielewski, Sr. for 73 years, and a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was born in Whately, MA the daughter of the late Paul and Martha (Slowikowska) Gajek and the late Agnes (Kwasniewski) Gajek. Helen is survived by her sons Stanley "JR" and his wife Jeanne, and Donald, Sr... Read more


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Bruno V. Sortino

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 13, 2015

Bruno Sortino, 76, a long time residence of Newington, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. Bruno was born in Catania, Sicily where he met his loving wife Fina of 40 years. Bruno was predeceased by Fina in 2007 and not a day had gone by where he did not think of her. Bruno is survived by his three daughters, Corrine McGuire and her husband Ed of Bolton, Lucia Baril of Bristol and Daniela Herlihy and her husband Paul of East Hampton. He is... Read more


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Dianne E. Yusinas

May 20, 1947 – July 8, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 15, 2015

Dianne E. Yusinas, 68, of Newington died on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Alex J. Yusinas. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Stead) Petraitis, she grew up in Hartford, moving to Newington in 1985. Dianne graduated from South Catholic High School and worked at the Hartford and Newington Probate Courts. She later worked at the Newington Town Clerk and most recently was the Assistant... Read more


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Sophie C. D'Onofrio

October 2, 1923 – July 7, 2015
Newington
Service Date: July 11, 2015

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Sophie D'Onofrio, 91, passed away into eternal life at the Newington Rapid Recovery and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Hartford, CT on October 2, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Catherine (Watrous) Hulevitch. She was a longtime resident of Newington where she was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and had lived at her Florida residence during retirement years before recently returning to... Read more


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Carolyn B. Mucha

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 10, 2015

Carolyn (Bycoski) Mucha, 93, of New Britain, passed after a brief illness on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Chester F. Mucha whom she missed dearly since his passing in 1999. She was born in Terryville to the late Albert and Charlotte (Kalisz) Bycoski and spent 67 years living in New Britain. Carolyn was a hard-working woman who retired from New Departure after 42 years of service. She devoted herself to her family... Read more


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Richard B. Uterstaedt

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Richard Benedict Uterstaedt, 83, passed away peacefully on the night of July 07th in the bedside company of his loving family. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, on June 6, 1932, Richard was predeceased by his father and mother, George Benedict and Gladys Mary Phillips Uterstaedt. He was a longtime resident of Newington and Old Saybrook, Connecticut and of North Palm Beach, Florida. At the tender age of 17, Richard enlisted in the United States... Read more


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Suzanne (Saunders) Doyle

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 8, 2015

Suzanne (Saunders) Doyle, 75, of Newington, CT and Falmouth, MA, wife of Dennis J. Doyle, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Hartford Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Hartford on January 10, 1940. The daughter of the late Archibald and Katherine (McMinigal) Saunders. She was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph Academy and Lasell College. Suzanne was employed as a casualty underwriter for three insurance agencies. Besides... Read more


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Helene (Greenman) Manning

Amhert, Massachusetts
Service Date: July 25, 2015

Helene (Greenman) Manning of Amherst, MA, formerly of Newington, CT, age 94, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was the widow of Harold W. Manning, her husband of 65 years who passed in 2007. She was born in Norwich, the daughter of Lester and Agnes Greenman. Mrs. Manning was a graduate of the Norwich Free Academy and the Norwich Business School. She was employed by the Newington Board of Education at Martin Kellogg Middle School for... Read more


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Priscilla Margaret (McIntyre) Dey

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 6, 2015

Priscilla Margaret (McIntyre) Dey, 89, of Newington died after a brief illness, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Priscilla was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Dey. Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts she was a graduate of Tufts University. After marriage, she lived in Colorado and Michigan, moving to Connecticut in the 1960's. When her children were young, she focused her considerable energy on her family while... Read more


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William Silva

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 13, 2015

William Silva, 88, of Newington, beloved husband of the late Ethel Silva, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Son of the late George and Beatrice (Hardman) Silva, William was born in Harford and resided there for most of his life, moving to Newington nine years ago. He served his country honorably and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW Post 9929. William was a construction worker and a faithful and very generous member of... Read more


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Angela M. Kelly

July 10, 1926 – June 26, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26, 2015, Angela M. Kelly, 88, passed away peacefully at her residence at Cedar Mountain Commons in Newington. Born in New London, CT on July 10, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose (Setaro) Arnone. She was raised in New London and had been a Newington resident since 1967. Always dedicated to her family, Angela was also proud of her work with the US government with the Nautilus Submarine project on Fisher's... Read more


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Irene L. Prigodich

April 19, 1928 – June 26, 2015
Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: July 1, 2015

On Friday, June 26, 2015, Irene L. Prigodich, 87, passed away peacefully at her residence in Berlin. Born in New Britain on April 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Pauline (Petrylak) Lehman. Early on, she was an English teacher in the New Britain Public School System, and then went on to work side by side with her husband at Axelrod's Pharmacy, which they owned for over 40 years. She loved college level men's and women's... Read more


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Richard A. Shaffer

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 11, 2015

Richard A. Shaffer, 75, of Newington, the loving husband to Anita (Fuchs) Shaffer, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Russell and Helen (Marchak) Shaffer, Richard grew up in the Philadelphia area, graduated from Penn State in 1965 and has lived in Newington for the past 28 years and was a member of the Church of Christ Congregational. He served his country... Read more


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Frieda (Quehl) Slater

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 29, 2015

Frieda (Quehl) Slater, 74 of Newington, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Slater. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, she lived in East Hartford and South Windsor before most recently residing in Newington. She is survived by her three children, Nelson Figeac and his wife Sandra of Smithfield, VA, Gustavo Figeac and his wife Loretta of Dayton, Texas and Jackie Gillian of West Palm Beach,... Read more


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Robert G. Carroll

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 27, 2015

Robert G. Carroll, 89, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Jacquelyn (Keenan) Carroll for almost 50 years. Born in Hartford, son of the late Daniel and Helen (Flanagan) Carroll, he was a Newington resident for the past 48 years and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and former member of the American Legion. Bob grew up in Windsor and graduated from John Fitch High School in 1943 and went... Read more


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Merle "Betty" Elizabeth (Pittsinger) Duncan

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 26, 2015

Duncan, Merle Elizabeth "Betty" (Pittsinger) Betty (Pittsinger) Duncan, 96, of Newington, passed away on June 21, 2015. Her husband of 64 years, Edward M. Duncan, predeceased her, as did all eight of her siblings. Betty was born in Newington on November 13, 1918 to the late George and Myrtle (Barrett) Pittsinger. She lived in Newington her entire life, with the exception of two or three years at the beginning of her marriage. Her family lived... Read more


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Troy D. Gagnon

December 6, 1994 – June 17, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 24, 2015

Troy D. Gagnon, 20, of Newington died on Wednesday, June, 17, 2015. Born in Hartford, beloved son of David and Elizabeth (Jedidian) Gagnon, he lived in Newington most of his life. Troy graduated from Newington High School, 2013 and attended Lincoln Tech in East Windsor. He also worked at Town Fair Tire, Bristol. Survivors also include his brother Kevin Gagnon, three sisters: Casey Gagnon, Emily Gagnon and Jennifer Gagnon, his maternal... Read more


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Margaret Butts

February 20, 1918 – June 15, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 23, 2015

On Monday, June 15, 2015, Margaret Butts, 97, passed away peacefully at Avery Heights in Hartford. Born in Boston, MA on February 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Maurice & Susan (Kosh) Lane. In her early years she raised her family and had worked part time as the secretary of men's furnishings at the former G. Fox & Company. Later, she volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program, became a member of the Cedar Mountain Garden Club... Read more


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Michael C. Kulak

Marlborough, Connecticut
Service Date: June 18, 2015

Michael C. Kulak, 67, of Marlborough, beloved husband of Cynthia Pickett-Kulak, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 13, 2015. He was born in Hartford to the late Boleslaus and Margaret (Stratton) Kulak. Mike began his career as a mechanical engineer in the traffic division of the CT Dept. of Transportation and after 44 years, retired from railroad systems. He enjoyed computers, cooking and loved boating in Long Island... Read more


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Guy J. Prevost

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 20, 2015

Guy J. Prevost, 70, of Newington, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. He was born on March 22, 1945 in Stratford, QC Canada, the youngest of 16 children of the late Charles and Georgianna (Nadeau) Prevost. He moved from Canada to Hartford in 1962 and worked as a carpenter until moving back to Canada in 1976 where he was co-owner of an auto parts store with his brother Yvon. In 1986, he returned to Connecticut and... Read more


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Alfreda B. Wilson

November 29, 1927 – June 13, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 19, 2015

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Alfreda B. Wilson, 87, passed away at the Bel Air Manor in Newington. Born in Middletown, CT on November 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph and Anna (Wiet) Buckie and lived in Portland before moving with her family to Newington in 1973. She was a devoted mother, wife, grand & great grandmother, and aunt. Mrs. Wilson had a strong faith in the Lord and was a communicant of Church of the Holy Spirit... Read more


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Leokadia Zajac

Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: June 17, 2015

Leokadia Zajac, 77, of Plainville, formerly of New Britain, the loving wife of Kazimierz Zajac, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Poland, she moved to America where she raised her family. Leokadia was a long-time member of Holy Cross Church in New Britain and a supporter of many church programs and functions to raise money for the church or school. She was proud of her faith as well... Read more


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Merile L. Greenwood

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: June 17, 2015

Merile L. Greenwood, of West Hartford, died on Friday, June 12, 2015. Merile was born in Montpelier, VT, daughter of Elinor L. (Bacon) Prevost and the late Cleon A. Greenwood, she resided in West Hartford for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hartford and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary #792 in Montpelier. Along with her mother, she leaves her son Paul Sherman of Warwick, RI, her brother Cleon Greenwood, Jr. of... Read more


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Frederick J. Holloran III

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 19, 2015

Frederick J. Holloran, III, 64, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Thulin) Holloran for 40 years. Born in New Haven, son of the late Frederick J. Holloran, Jr. and Kathryn (Dunn) Meagher. He was a Meriden resident for 30 years before moving to Newington in 2007. Fred was currently employed as the Vice President of Marketing for Essex Printing and was a member... Read more


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Martin S. Serafin

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 17, 2015

Martin S. Serafin, 92, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Autumn Lake Healthcare Center. He was the beloved husband of Elsie (Biduk) Serafin for 65 years. Born in Hartford, son of the late Martin and Rose (Masiour) Serafin, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Holy Spirit Church and a 3rd and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3884, Newington. He honorably served in the U. S.... Read more


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Helen M. Kristopik

Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 15, 2015

Helen M. (Wesoly) Kristopik, 93, of Kensington, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Hospital of Central CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester Kristopik. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Jan and Katarzyna (Nostin) Wesoly, she was a Kensington resident for 67 years. Helen graduated from New Britain General Hospital's School of Nursing class of 1942, and initially worked in the maternity ward. She was later... Read more


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Bronislaw "Bruno" Zurowski

August 30, 1944 – June 10, 2015
Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: June 19, 2015

Bronislaw "Bruno" Zurowski, 70, of Bristol, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Janina (Gliwinska) Zurowski for 47 years. Bruno was born in Poland to the late John and Frances (Paszczakowska) Zurowski, immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Bristol, where he and Janina raised their family. He was employed as a tool maker for Turbine Engine Services prior to his retirement. Bruno was a well-known problem solver and... Read more


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Debra Jo Ferreira

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 13, 2015

Debra Jo (Hough) Ferreira, 54, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 8, 2015 at her home. Born in Hartford, daughter of Roger Hough and the late Jo Ann (Sprankle) Hough, she was a longtime West Hartford resident before most recently living in Newington and spent her life as a devoted caregiver to others. A loving mother, she leaves her three children, Jordan Ferreira of West Hartford, Julia Ferreira of West Hartford and her... Read more


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Mildred M. Sweeney

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 12, 2015

Mildred M. Sweeney, 90, of Newington and formerly of East Hartford, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 in New Britain. Born on November 15, 1924, Mildred was the daughter of the late Paul and Catherine (Lefkowitz) Dellay and the wife of the late James D. Sweeney, Sr. Prior to her retirement she worked as an Executive Secretary in the financial services industry. Mildred was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Newington. A very... Read more


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Karen Anne Kozlowski

January 6, 1944 – June 7, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 10, 2015

Karen Anne Kozlowski, 71, died peacefully at her home in New Britain, on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Karen was a life-long New Britain resident and was the loving daughter of the late Matthew J. and Anna A. (Kotyk) Kozlowski of New Britain. Karen graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, followed by several years of business school training. She retired after over 35 years of employment at Comcast (United Cable) and Stanley Tools. An avid Red... Read more


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Nicolina R. Carola

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 10, 2015

Nicolina (Rondinone) Carola, 92, of Newington, beloved matriarch, and wife of the late Samuel A. Carola, died on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at home. Daughter of the late Josephine and Rocco Rondinone, she was born in Potenza, Italy, and immigrated to the United States when she was only 16 months old. Nicolina had lived in Naples, FL for 26 years, but was a resident of Newington since the passing of her husband in 2011. A woman ahead of her time,... Read more


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Marion T. Fernquist

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: June 20, 2015

Marion Frances (Tierney) Fernquist, 90, of Hartford, formerly of Newington, entered God's Kingdom to join her beloved husband on June 6, 2015. Born on December 3, 1924 in Hartford, to the late Thomas Francis and Rose (Stone) Tierney, she attended Hartford schools. She married Gunnar Nils Fernquist of Avon in 1948 and they shared 47 years together until his death in 1995. They had no children but shared a love for dogs having three poodles who... Read more


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Vera Halverson

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: June 11, 2015

Vera J. (Arnold) Halverson, 89, of Newington died on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late George and Violet (White) Arnold, she moved to Newington in 1960 and attended South Congregational Church, Hartford. Vera worked at the U.S. Immigration Service, Hartford for 46 years, retiring in 2004. She enjoyed bowling, camping with her family and trips to Disney World. Survivors include her daughter... Read more


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Alberta Gillis

July 24, 1940 – June 4, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 11, 2015

Alberta M. Gillis of Newington passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Chris "Honey" Moertl. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Albert and Geneva (Osgood) LaPointe, she lived in Newington for the last 35 years. Alberta worked at Connecticut General for 20 years and volunteered at the Newington Senior Center. Alberta loved life and spending time with her family. ... Read more


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Mary R. Moulton

May 30, 1955 – June 4, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 8, 2015

Mary R. Moulton, 60, of Newington, died peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2015 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Torrington, daughter of the late George A. and Isobel (Benson) Roberts, Mary was the beloved wife of Robert E. Moulton for 35 years. Mary was a graduate of Torrington High School and went on to work as a secretary for the Connecticut Department of Corrections. A long time Newington resident, Mary was a member of... Read more


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Helen T. Smarkus

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 13, 2015

Helen T. (Kukuc) Smarkus, 91, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward V. Smarkus. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Clemens and Rose Kukuc, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She retired from Fafnir Bearing after many years of employment. Helen was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time outdoors. A loving and devoted mother and... Read more


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Karen J. Stevenson

May 15, 1944 – June 4, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 8, 2015

On Thursday June 4, 2015, Karen J. Stevenson, 71, passed away into eternal life in peace with her family by her side at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. She was born on, May 15, 1944, in Hartford, Ct, the daughter of the late Christian and Eleanor (Anderson) Jacobsen. She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was also a longtime Newington resident where she was a member of Church of Christ,... Read more


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Pauline Anderson

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 8, 2015

Pauline (Cote) Anderson, 74, of Newington, beloved wife for 52 years of the late Earl C. Anderson, Jr., died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Norma (Carroll) Cote of West Hartford and the late Aurel Cote. Pauline was formerly employed by Colonial Bank. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. She is survived by her... Read more


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Jean J. May

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Jean J. May, 86, of Newington, beloved wife of Theodore May for 68 years, died in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She was born in New Britain to the late Leroy and Rita (Turgeon) Jones and was a longtime resident of Newington. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Polish American Club Women's Auxiliary, Newington. She was employed by the Nutmegger and Across the Street Restaurants for many years. A... Read more


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Theodore R. Johnson, Jr.

February 21, 1953 – June 2, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 5, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Theodore R. Johnson, Jr., 62, passed away at his Newington residence. Born in West Hartford on February 21, 1953, he was the son of Theodore R. Johnson, Sr. and the late Betty (Lussier) Johnson. He was a longtime West Hartford and Newington resident and was a luthier for many years for various area instrument retailers. Besides his father, he is survived by two sons, Timothy and his wife Cristina Johnson of Berlin &... Read more


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Charlotte Murawski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 5, 2015

Charlotte Murawski, 96, lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Daughter of the late John and Catherine (Niedbala) Murawski, she attended local schools and was as a member of Sacred Heart Church and the New Britain Seniors. Charlotte retired from Stanley Works after 33 years of employment. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Daniel, John and Aloysius Murawski and two sisters, Sophie Murawski and... Read more


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Maria Lourdes Pina

September 26, 1924 – June 2, 2015
Marlborough, Connecticut
Service Date: June 6, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Maria Lourdes Pina, 90, peacefully passed away with her loving family at her side at the Middlesex Hospital. Born in Portugal on September 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Manuel & Barbara (Ramos) Loureiro. She came to the United States in 1968 to raise her family and was employed by the Hotel Sonesta. Aside for her love of family, she had great devotion to Our Lord, and was a communicant of Our Lady of... Read more


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Donald "DJ" Rulli, Jr.

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 10, 2015

Donald "DJ" Rulli, Jr., 33, of Newington, passed away on June 2, 2015, with family by his side. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, and a great friend to those who knew him. He had a boundless knowledge of horticulture, agriculture, botany, entomology and environmental impact. He had ideas well before his time that were not always readily accepted at first. These ideas and concepts will be carried on by his family and... Read more


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Fernand "Fred" Fongemy

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 4, 2015

Fernand "Fred" Fongemy, 88, longtime resident of Newington, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife RoseMarie (Steben) Fongemy after 46 years of marriage. A loving and devoted father, he leaves behind five children, Irene Rousseau and her husband Eric, of Newington, Michael Fongemy and his wife Caroline, of Kannapolis, NC, Linda Todd and her husband Mark, of West Hartford, Lorraine Moreschi and her... Read more


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Robert Bruce Colburn

June 23, 1949 – May 30, 2015
Fort Pierce, Florida
Service Date: June 5, 2015

He was born in Southampton, NY on June 23, 1949. Bob was an avid golfer. He was previously a member of Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, CT and was most recently a member of Gator Trace Golf & Country Club. Bob earned a Master of Science Degree from Central Connecticut State College in 1982. He was employed by the Middletown Board of Education as a teacher in Middletown, CT for 35 years prior to his retirement in 2008. He... Read more


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Helen Rudek Cyr

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 3, 2015

Helen Rudek Cyr, 92, a lifetime resident of Newington, passed away at her home on Saturday morning, May 30, 2015 with her family at her side. Born on September 14, 1922, Helen was the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Kuzera) Rudek. She was a graduate of Newington High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Royal Typewriter and later as a secretary at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in... Read more


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Helena Chmura

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 30, 2015

Helena (Tobiasz) Chmura, 88, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Franciszek Chmura, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born in Poland to the late Jan and Zofia (Niejadlik) Tobiasz. She was the last surviving daughter of 12 children. She was a resident of New Britain for the last 35 years and enjoyed returning to Poland for trips to visit family and friends. Helena was an excellent cook and seamstress and was always known to lend a... Read more


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Marie Gloria Pelletier

January 31, 1928 – May 26, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 29, 2015

Marie Gloria Pelletier, 87, of Newington, died May 26, 2015. Born in St. John, ME., on January 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Diana (Berube) and Dennis Pelletier. She was the 11th child out of 14 children. She graduated from the University of Maine at Ft. Kent, ME. Marie retired as a supervisor from the American Red Cross in Farmington with over 30 years of service. She was very devoted to her family. Marie never forgot a birthday or... Read more


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Kazimierz Matys

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 28, 2015

Kazimierz Matys, 77, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Anastazja (Dudek) Matys for 47 years. Born in Poland, son of Franciszek and Maria (Wasylczuk) Matys, he was a longtime New Britain resident and member of Holy Cross Church. Kazimierz served in the Polish Army and retired from New Britain General Hospital after working there for 35 years as an electrician. A... Read more


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Elizabeth "Betty" (Bushnell) Nichols

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: May 30, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" (Bushnell) Nichols, died peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015 after a short illness. Born in New Haven on October 15, 1921 to Emerson Blake Bushnell and Annie (Brindley) Bushnell, she was a direct descendent of one of three Bushnell brothers who came to this country from England in the late 1630's and settled in CT. She grew up with her family in Shrewsbury, MA graduating from Shrewsbury High School in 1939 as valedictorian and... Read more


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Stanley P. Bitel

East Providence, Rhode Island
Service Date: May 27, 2015

Stanley P. Bitel, born October 16, 1921, founder and owner of Rowley Spring and Stamping Corporation in Bristol, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was the loving husband of the late Florence Kovitch Bitel and beloved father of Darlene Bitel Krammer (and Ludwig), of Chicago, IL, Camilla Bitel Farrell Russolino (and Larry), of Portsmouth, RI, and adoring grandfather of Andreas and Nicholas... Read more


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Andrea Budonaro

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: May 26, 2015

Mr. Andrea Budonaro, 86, of Wethersfield, died peacefully on May 21, 2015, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Marotta) Budonaro. He was born in Augusta, Sicily, Italy and immigrated to the U.S. in 1974. He and his loving wife were married for 42 wonderful years. He loved soccer and his favorite team was the Juventus. Andrea worked for many years at the Hartford... Read more


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Walter R. "Whitey" Walenski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 26, 2015

Walter R. "Whitey" Walenski, 85, of New Britain, joined the Lord on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born on August 6, 1929 in New Britain, Walter was the son of the late Franciszek and Jennie (Marszaczak) Walczewski and the beloved husband of Carol (Lugli) Walenski. He was a graduate of New Britain High School Class of 1947and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an honorary member of the Marine Corps League. He was... Read more


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Anna (Bielesz) Zygnerski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 23, 2015

Anna (Bielesz) Zygnerski, 96, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jan and Zofia Bielesz, she lived in New Britain for most of her life where she raised her family. She was an assembler for Precision Machine for many years until her retirement. Anna was a kind, independent and generous woman who enjoyed the company of friends and was happiest when... Read more


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Edna Mae (Banner) Cashman

Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Service Date: May 28, 2015

Edna Mae (Banner) Cashman, 93, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. Cashman. Born in Northampton, MA, she grew up in New Britain, CT, graduating from New Britain High School in 1940, as Salutatorian. She was a Newington resident for 40 years, before moving to Old Orchard Beach, Maine in 1995 and was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington for many years. A loving mother... Read more


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Krystyna Kosiorek

Southington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 23, 2015

Krystyna (Bokisz) Kosiorek, 63, of Southington, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was the loving wife of Stanley Kosiorek for 42 years. Born in Poland to the late Stefan Bokisz and Maria (Plonski) Bokisz, she immigrated to the U.S. after completing her education and together with her husband, raised their family in Florida before moving to CT. Krystyna was a hard-working,... Read more


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Margaret A. Niederhauser

Connecticut
Service Date: May 30, 2015

Margaret A. (Trautner) Niederhauser, 89, of Newington, died peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Newington surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, to Leo and Augusta (Meister) Trautner and moved to CT, living most of her life on Adelaide St. in Hartford. She was employed as a telephone operator for G. Fox & Co. for well over 20 years. Margaret is survived by her children: Peter F. Niederhauser and his wife, Patricia of... Read more


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Helen Lowry Smith

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 23, 2015

Helen Lowry Smith, 87, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Autumn Lake Healthcare. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Cyril Smith, Sr. and Helen (Lowry) Smith, she was a Newington resident since 1958 and a longtime member of the Red Hat Society. Lowry retired from CNA Insurance after many years of employment. She loved animals, especially dogs and enjoyed cooking. She was also an accomplished knitter, making... Read more


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Leonarda Kwiatkowski

Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: May 21, 2015

Leonarda (Stankiewicz) Zianio-Kwiatkowski, 88, of Plainville, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was born in Poland, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Jozefa (Sokol) and beloved wife of the late Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. Before moving to Plainville to live with her daughter, Leonarda was a long time New Britain resident and communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She worked for 22 years as a machine operator at OK Industries. ... Read more


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Walter Stanislawski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 22, 2015

On Friday, May 15, 2015, Walter Stanislawski, 95, passed away peacefully at his home. Born in Poland on May 7, 1920, he was the son of the late Frank & Josephine (Milewski) Stanislawski. He had served the Polish Army during WWII and was a member of the General Haller Post II. Prior to retirement, he was employed with Fafnir Bearing, giving 30 years of dedicated service. He was predeceased by his wife Jean (Buczkowski) Stanislawski. He is... Read more


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Stanley F. "Bernie" Bednarczyk

June 30, 1922 – May 11, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 13, 2015

Stanley "Bernie" F. Bednarczyk, 92, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (Gosselin) Bednarczyk for 60 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Konstanty and Wladyslawa (Sliwecki) Bednarczyk, he was a lifelong resident and member of St. Jerome Church. Stanley served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from St. Jerome... Read more


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Veronica E. Koczera

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 16, 2015

Veronica E. (Rutkowski) Neumeister Koczera, 89, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late J. Fred Neumeister, Jr., then the late Stanley P. Koczera. Born in New Britain, daughter of Peter and Frances (Potash) Rutkowski, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church and its Ladies Guild. She was employed by CT Natural Gas Co. and Landers, Frary and Clark. Veronica also held... Read more


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Sebastiana N. Sipala

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 15, 2015

Sebastiana N. Sipala, a longtime resident of Newington and formerly of New Britain and New York, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at her home. Born in West Chester County, NY, Sebastiana was the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Giovanna (Bongrorno) Fiumara. She married her beloved husband, Vincent Sipala in St. Ann's Church in New Britain in 1946. Sebastiana was a member of both the New Britain and Newington Senior Centers. She loved... Read more


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Theresa E. Kulis

Southington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 9, 2015

Theresa E. (Nicolini) Kulis, 93, of Southington, formerly of New Britain, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Southington Care Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Kulis. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Giacomo and Adele Nicolini, she was a longtime New Britain resident and member of St. Jerome Church. Theresa was employed at Fafnir Bearing for many years, where she met... Read more


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Barbara A. Lindequist

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 8, 2015

Barbara A. "Bobbie" (Schmitt) Lindequist, 90, of Newington, died on May 5, 2015. She was born in Boston, MA to the late Henry and Louise Schmitt on June 9, 1924. Bobbie worked as a receptionist at High Production Machine Co., Inc. and became very close friends with her boss, Tony Garro, Jr. and his wife, Judy. She will be remembered as a wonderful woman who loved rock gardening, cooking and took pride in caring for her home. A loving mother,... Read more


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Patricia A. Metlicke

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 9, 2015

Patricia A. (Laporta) Metlicke, 73, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Joseph M. Metlicke, Jr. for 47 years. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Roland Joseph and Lucy (Vastola) Laporta, she and her husband lived in Westchester County, NY before moving to Newington 10 years ago. Patricia was a member of St. Mary's Church and enjoyed... Read more


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Edward Carl Prytko

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 11, 2015

Edward C. Prytko, 76, a longtime Newington resident, loving husband of the late Helen (Borkowski) Prytko for 54 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Born in New Britain on June 4, 1938, he was the son of the late John and Stella (Lech) Prytko. Ed graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, spent two years in Vietnam and remained on active duty for 28 years... Read more


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Myrtle Rizzo

February 15, 1919 – May 5, 2015
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 9, 2015

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Myrtle (Justesen) Rizzo, 96, passed away peacefully at her Newington residence. Born in Hartford on February 15, 1919 she lived in Newington for over 58 years. Prior to retirement, she was an operator with the Southern New England Telephone Co. for over 25 years. One of Myrtle's favorite activities was the Aqua Fit program at Newington Healthtrax, which she was an active participant with until just a year ago. She... Read more


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Thomas E. Claffey

September 1, 1936 – May 4, 2015
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: May 8, 2015

On Monday, May 04, 2015, Thomas E. Claffey, 78 passed away at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Born on September 1, 1936, he was the son of the late William F. and Mary (Piszko) Claffey, and had been a lifelong resident of the Greater Hartford Area. Following High School, Mr. Claffey enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving our great country, he was employed with Kaman as a helicopter mechanic, the Hartford Courant, and onto The... Read more


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Maria DeBenedictis

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 8, 2015

Maria (Musumeci) DeBenedictis, 82, of Newington died peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was born in Priolo Gargallo, Sicily, Italy daughter of the late Sebastiano and Rosa (Cavarra) Musumeci. Prior to residing in Newington, Maria lived in Priolo and assisted with running a family owned grocery store, known as a putia. A forty-four year Newington resident, Maria was a communicant of St. Ann Church, New Britain. She first worked at the... Read more


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Kerry R. Saucier

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Kerry R. Saucier, 60, of New Britain, formerly of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in New Britain, on May 12, 1954, the son of Bernadette (Plourde) and the late Normand Saucier, he grew up and spent most of his life in Newington. Kerry worked as a machinist for Prospect Products in Newington for many years. He will be dearly missed by his sister Karen Halpert and her husband Frank of Bristol; his brothers Ken... Read more


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Stephen B. Chullickel

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 6, 2015

Stephen B. Chullickel, 66, of Newington, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Philomina (Mavumkal) Chullickel for 38 years. Born in Alleppey, India, son of the late Bernard and Juliet "Chinnamma" Chullickel, he came to the U.S. in 1993 and lived in NY before becoming a Newington resident 10 years ago. Stephen was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Newington and enjoyed reading and spending... Read more


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Louise Martino

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 5, 2015

Louise Olga (Vassallo) Martino, 102, of Newington, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. She was born in Plainville on December 30, 1912 to the late Salvatore and Philomena (Lippio) Vassallo and spent the last 70 years in Newington as her home. Louise is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Martino-Munson and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Anthony P. Martino and her son-in-law, Robert Munson. Family and... Read more


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Ralph D. Tine, Jr.

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Ralph D. Tine, Jr., 92, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Viola (Rizzo) Tine. Born in Hartford, son of the late Ralph, Sr. and Pauline (Carpino) Tine, he was a longtime Newington resident and a diesel mechanic. He served his country honorably in the U.S Navy during World War II. A devoted father and grandfather, he leaves his two sons, Robert Tine of Newington... Read more


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Concetta "Connie" Granski

Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: private service

Concetta "Connie" (Parise) Granski, 93, of New Britain, died April 29, 2015 in Farmington, CT where she was a resident at Arden Courts. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Parise. She was the beloved wife for 25 years to Joseph A. Granski DDS who predeceased her in January, 2001. Born in Plainville, CT, she was a life-long resident of New Britain. She was a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, then Teacher... Read more


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Yolanda DeNino Pensiero

October 23, 1925 – April 29, 2015
Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Yolanda (DeNino) Pensiero, 89, of Farmington, passed from this life into the loving arms of her Savior on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was the loving wife of Albert Pensiero who went to be with the Lord in May of 2006. Born into a large family in Hartford on October 23, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Antonietta DeNino. Upon the untimely death of her mother, most of the children became wards of the state. Though she... Read more


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Eleanor M. Wolski

May 17, 1928 – April 27, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 2, 2015

On Monday, April 27, 2015, Eleanor M. Wolski, 86, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital. Born in New Britain on May 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Bridget Della (Ryan) Sunderland. She was a lifelong resident here where she raised her family, was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, and a former employee of Tilcon-Tomasso. In her younger years, she was involved and fascinated with sports, playing softball into her... Read more


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Patricia B. Mowel

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 30, 2015

Patricia (Benoit) Mowel, 85, of Newington died suddenly on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. She was the beloved wife of the late Mitchell Mowel. Born in East Hartford, she lived in Hartford before moving to Newington in 1969. Pat and her husband, Mitch, operated the Sunlight Grocery, Newington for 35 years. She later worked for the Town of Newington as a school crossing guard and was a hall... Read more


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Beverly A. "Nina" Briggs

Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: May 2, 2015

On Friday, April 24, 2015 Beverly A. "Nina" Briggs, 69, passed away at Bristol Hospital with her family at her side after a brief yet courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Bristol on December 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Al & Marge (Coan) Simpson, and was a lifelong resident here where she raised her family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Peter R. Briggs in 2005. She is survived by her loving children Robert P.... Read more


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