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Barbara P. Demers

August 21, 1936 – July 22, 2016
Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: July 26, 2016

Barbara P. (O'Coin) Demers, 79, of Berlin, died peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Woonsocket, RI, she raised her family in Windsor, CT, recently moving to Berlin, CT. She retired from St. Francis Hospital after 15 years of employment and was a member of St. James Church, Rocky Hill. Mrs. Demers loved to crochet and knit and especially enjoyed making gifts for her grandchildren. She was an... Read more


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Andrzej Stancel

Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: July 25, 2016

Andrzej Stancel, 56, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jadwiga (Berk) Stancel. In addition to his wife, Andrzej leaves behind his daughter, Justyna Nowak and her husband, Grzegorz; his adored granddaughter, Daria and his brothers: Tadeusz, Krzysztof, Miroslaw, Jan and Dariusz Stancel. He was predeceased by his parents, Kazimierz and Genowefa (Nizielska) Stancel and his sister, Stanislawa. A Mass... Read more


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Mildred (Casper) Ackerman

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 25, 2016

Mildred Casper Ackerman, 87, of Newington, died peacefully at New Britain General Hospital, on July 20, 2016. She is survived by her daughters Elaine Ackerman, of Berlin, CT and Lynn Munno of Pinellas Park, FL. She was blessed to have 3 grandchildren, Jessica, Gregory and Antonia, as well as 5 Great Grandchildren, Bridget, Sophia, Aeris, August and Walker. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Ackerman, son James Ackerman and... Read more


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Hilda A. Jaeger

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 23, 2016

Hilda A. (Sheltra) Jaeger, 94, of Newington, died peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Hans Frank Jaeger. Born in Montgomery Center, VT, she was a Newington resident for the past 60 years. Mrs. Jaeger had been a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and its Ladies Guild. She was formerly employed by Dakille Studios and retired from Loring Studios after many years of employment. Throughout the years, she... Read more


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Margaret Casey Skehan

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 20, 2016

After a long life of love and kindness, Margaret Casey Skehan, age 96, passed peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by her family and husband of 74 years, Edward J. Skehan. Margaret (Peggy) was born in 1920 and raised in West Hartford where she graduated Hall High School Class of 1938. She was a member of the Casey Clan which included her sisters Mary and Irene, brothers Jimmy, Bernie and Bobby, and her parents James and Margaret (Shea)... Read more


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Major James J. Fink, USMC (Ret)

January 17, 1955 – July 14, 2016
Jacksonville, Florida
Service Date: July 29, 2016

Major James J. Fink, USMC (Ret) passed away peacefully at home in Jacksonville, FL on July 14, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Born January 17, 1955 to Betty McGowan Fink of Newington, CT and the late J. William Fink, Jim was raised in Huntington Sta., NY and graduated from Holy Family High School in 1973. He graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1977 and was commissioned on graduation day as a 2nd LT in the United States Marine Corps. He... Read more


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Evelyn DelConte Haberski

Mulberry, Florida
Service Date: July 19, 2016

Evelyn DelConte Haberski, 86, of Mulberry, FL, beloved wife of the late Henry Leon Haberski, a decorated Marine Corp Veteran, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Carnivale) DelConte and lived there most of her life. She also resided in Newington prior to spending her remaining years in FL. On July 7, 1951, she married Gunnery Sgt.,... Read more


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Theresa B. Kuzara

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 22, 2016

Theresa (Borkowski) Kuzara, 88, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Teofila (Dzokowski) Borkowski, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. She loved reading and doing puzzles, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she leaves her... Read more


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Richard J. Petano

Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 20, 2016

Richard James Petano, 84, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday July 12, 2016. Dick was born at home and raised in Newington, son of the late James T. and Bertha (Brooks) Petano. He lived in Farmington for 59 years and raised his family there. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Petano and his wife Miriam of Newington, his sister Joan Petano of New Britain, nephew Robert Petano Jr., and brother-in-law James Wild. Dick... Read more


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Harriet J. Kinney

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 15, 2016

Harriet J. Kinney, 78, widow of the late Francis (Frank) Kinney, of Newington, passed away peacefully, Monday, July 11, 2016, at the Brookdale Assisted Living, in Rocky Hill. Born in Barkhamsted, Ct., to the late Carl and Eva (Hortie) Jespersen. She was raised in the Berkshires. Harriet resided in Newington since 1973. Before moving to Newington Harriet worked at Underwood typewriter in Winsted and Hartford. Harriet was a loving wife,... Read more


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Rita M. McGuiness

January 9, 1926 – July 10, 2016
Rocky Hill & Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 18, 2016

On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Rita M. McGuiness, 90, entered into eternal rest peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in New Britain on January 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Laurie & Margaret (Burns) Goulet. Prior to her retirement she was employed many years at H. O. Penn Machinery Co. Rita was a woman of great faith and was a communicant at Church of St. Helena in West Hartford and an Associate of the Sisters of Mercy.... Read more


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Richard L. Patten

Manchester, Connecticut
Service Date: July 16, 2016

Richard L. Patten, 89, of Manchester, loving husband of the late Eleanor (Nickerson), passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at his home. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Frank and Nina (McConnell) Patten. Richard was an engineer with Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, where he retired after many years of employment. Richard served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed his naval ship reunions over the years... Read more


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Pauline (Romajas) Gedraitis

June 25, 1927 – July 8, 2016
Southington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 11, 2016

Pauline B. (Romajas) Gedraitis, 89, a lifelong resident of the Marion section of Southington, died peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gedraitis. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Macionis) Romajas, she was a member of St. Aloysius Church and was proud of her Lithuanian heritage. Throughout the years, Pauline enjoyed spending time in her gardens... Read more


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Mark A. Ciesielski

Plantsville, Connecticut
Service Date: July 12, 2016

Mark A. Ciesielski, 44, of Plantsville, formerly of Plainville, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 from complications related to diabetes. Born in New Britain, son of Daniel and Joan (Zapor) Ciesielski of Plainville, he was raised in Plainville and graduated Plainville High School in 1990. He had a passion for cooking, the Red Sox, and his family. Mark loved the Southington community, in particular the Mt. Southington and Falcons Club communities.... Read more


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Pearl Brousseau Forgione

September 4, 1927 – July 4, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 7, 2016

Pearl (Brousseau) Forgione, 88, a lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at home with her family at her side. Born on September 4, 1927, Pearl was the daughter of the late Joseph and Leontine (Beaulieu) Brousseau and the beloved wife of Pasquale Forgione of New Britain. Pearl attended school locally and was a graduate of New Britain High. She was briefly employed as a clerical for Stanley Works. A woman of faith... Read more


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Richard N. Statchen

Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: July 11, 2016

Richard "Dick" Statchen, 88, a.k.a. "Mr. Wonderful" of Kensington formerly of Newington died peacefully at home. Dick was born in New Britain, CT on December 19, 1927 to John and Kathryn (Mader) Statchen. Dick was very proud of his military service, joining the Merchant Marines during WWII; he served in the Philippines, New Zealand, New Guinea and the Suez Canal. Dick loved to tell stories of his Military service, especially when his ship was... Read more


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Christina Panus Gajewski

January 21, 1946 – July 3, 2016
Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 11, 2016

Christina Panus Gajewski, 70, died peacefully at home after a short illness. She was an only child of Stanislaw and Czeslawa (Tessie) Dabrowska Panus and was a resident of New Britain and Kensington, CT throughout her life. Christina graduated from Holy Cross School, Pulaski High School and Central CT State University. Her BS degree in Accounting took her on a career path of many positions which included AYO Packing Company. She served as... Read more


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Raymond A. Wolski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 8, 2016

Raymond A. Wolski, 86, of New Britain and Old Lyme, passed away on July 3, 2016 at Jerome Home. Born in New Britain to the late Frank and Josephine (Muszynski) Wolski on March 29, 1930, he was the youngest of six children. He was predeceased by all his siblings, brothers, Edward and Theodore Wolski of New Britain; Stanley Wolski of Jacksonville, FL and sisters, Hedwig Kosakowski and Nora Karwoski. Ray was the beloved husband of Frances (Wodarski... Read more


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Jan Swiercz

December 18, 1945 – July 2, 2016
Meriden, Connecticut
Service Date: July 6, 2016

Jan Swiercz, 70, of Meriden, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. Born on December 18, 1945, in Poland, Jan was the son of the late Jozef and Zofia (Tabin) Swiercz and the beloved husband of 21 years to Zofia (Skrzypek) Swiercz. Jan was predeceased by his first wife, Teodozja in 1993. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, he leaves behind to mourn his passing, his wife Zofia, of... Read more


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John J. Tierpack, Jr.

Vernon, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

John J. Tierpack, Jr. 88, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at home. Born in New Britain, Aug. 18, 1927, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Andrews) Tierpack. Survivors include his brother Joseph Tierpack and his wife Theresa of Plainville, his sister MaryAnn Selander of DeLand, FL, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Michael Tierpack. John was very close to God every day of... Read more


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Krzysztof J. Wiosna

April 12, 1951 – June 30, 2016
Bristol & Southington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 8, 2016

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Krzysztof J. Wiosna, 65, passed away unexpectedly at his Bristol residence. Born in Poland on April 12, 1951, he was the son of Regina (Koper) Wiosna of Poland and the late Henryk Wiosna. He was a longtime Southington resident before recently settling to Bristol and had been self employed as a machinist for many years. He is survived by his children Shawn Wiosna of Wallingford, Bridgette Wiosna-Fischer and her... Read more


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Eldon L. Albert

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 6, 2016

Eldon Lionel Albert, 87, of Newington, CT died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Goodwin) Albert, for 57 years. Born in Madawaska, ME, he graduated from Madawaska High School in 1948 and moved to Newington in 1961. Eldon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Hamilton Standard and retired from the former General Elevator Corp, after 17... Read more


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Anna (Dul) Grabowska

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 2, 2016

Anna (Dul) Grabowska, 86, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Michal Grabowski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jakub and Ludwika Dul, she was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she leaves her three sons, Zbigniew Grabowski of New Britain, Eugene Grabowski and his wife Marie of... Read more


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Robert F. Muzzulin, Jr.

Bloomfield, Connecticut
Service Date: July 8, 2016

Robert F. Muzzulin Jr. of Bloomfield, CT loving husband of LaToya D. (Hodge) Muzzulin, passed peacefully into eternal life on Wednesday, June 29th 2016 and was surrounded by his loving wife and family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Robert adored his wife and was married to her for only six short years but they were together for a total of 16 wonderful years. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Robert F. Muzzulin, Sr... Read more


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Zofia Popielarczyk

August 29, 1937 – June 29, 2016
New Britain & Burlington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 7, 2016

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Zofia Popielarczyk, 78, entered into eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on August 29, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Boleslaw and Antonina (Baldyga) Marchewka. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she had been employed with Stanley Works and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank Popielarczyk in... Read more


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Lola Lattarulo

July 13, 1942 – June 28, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 1, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Lola (Naples) Lattarulo, 73, passed on to her eternal rest at Kimberly Hall North of Windsor. Born in New Britain on July 13, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Rose (Masso) Naples. She was a longtime Newington resident where she and her late husband, Vito S. Lattarulo, owned and operated the Newington Meat Center along with their sons. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings Tina,... Read more


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Henryk Sienkiewicz

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: July 1, 2016

Henryk Sienkiewicz, 89, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Aftanas) Sienkiewicz. Born in Poland, son of the late Stanislaw and Maria (Byczek) Sienkiewicz, he was a New Britain resident for over 60 years and a member of Holy Cross Church, New Britain and the General Haller Post. In his early years, he spent time as a laborer in Germany during World... Read more


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Eileen M. Byrnes

February 13, 1952 – June 26, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 30, 2016

Eileen M. (Fisher) Byrnes, 64, of Newington, loving wife for 41 years to Lawrence "Larry" Byrnes, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in St. Claire Shores, MI, she was the daughter of Patricia (Endres) and the late John Fisher. Eileen was a dental assistant to Dr. Finklestein for many years. A Newington resident for most of her life, Eileen loved gardening and the outdoors, but was... Read more


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Lorna L. Dumont

East Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: July 1, 2016

Lorna L. Dumont, 61, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Avon Health Center with her family by her side. Born and raised in Hartford on Homestead Ave., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Agnes (Chaloux) Dumont. Lorna spent time living in FL and CA before returning to Hartford and then settled in East Hartford 29 years ago. She was a hardworking, single mom who always found the time and energy to plan... Read more


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Ted Grabala

Higganum, Connecticut
Service Date: July 2, 2016

Ted Grabala, 57, of Higganum, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Alina Grabala for 32 years. Ted touched the lives of everyone around him with his kindness and generosity. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University and Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego in Wroclaw, Poland, Ted enjoyed athletic competition and was an accomplished athlete in both hockey and tennis. His competitive spirit was... Read more


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Gerald A. Lavery, Jr.

April 14, 1948 – June 25, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: July 2, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Gerald A. Lavery, Jr., 68, passed into eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born on April 14, 1948 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Gerald A. Lavery Sr. & Rita (Griffin) Lavery. Prior to his retirement, he was a 26 year veteran of the Newington Police Department. He served his community as a police officer with pride, specializing in many areas of law enforcement including... Read more


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Russell Lee Fancher, Jr.

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 27, 2016

Russell Lee Fancher, Jr., 92 of Newington went home to the Lord on Friday, June 24th, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on December 1, 1923, to his parents, Russell Lee Fancher, Sr. and Bessie (Black). For 65 years, he was the cherished husband of Louise (Szemela) Fancher. In WWII, under the Navy V-12 program, he was educated at Georgia Tech and Tulane Universities. He completed his education at Mississippi State... Read more


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Irene Kaminski

Port St. Lucie, Florida & New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 27, 2016

Irene (Bozyk) Kaminski, 90, of New Britain and Port St. Lucie, FL entered into eternal rest on June 22, 2016. Born in Smarklice Poland, the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Zofia Bozyk, she and her family came to the United States in June 1966 for a better life. As a young girl, she loved to sing in the choir, knitting, quilting, crocheting and spending time with her friends Irene resided in New Britain, Kensington and Port St. Lucie, FL.... Read more


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Louis A. Evangelisto

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 25, 2016

Rev. Louis A. Evangelisto, 86, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Born in New Britain, son of the late Feliciano and Michelina (Del Conte) Evangelisto, he was a longtime New Britain resident. He found his calling in his faith and became a priest for the Archdiocese of Hartford and retired after 61 years of service. Rev. Evangelisto retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service to his country and earned a... Read more


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Bernard Belanger

October 24, 1938 – June 17, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 24, 2016

Bernard Belanger, 77, of Newington, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and a friend on Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Caribou, Maine, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Holy Spirit Church. Bernard owned and operated B + B Overhead Door, Inc. for over 40 years. He also served as a volunteer fireman for Newington for many years. He loved camping and enjoyed visiting Florida, but most of all... Read more


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Stella M. Kowalewski

July 25, 1920 – June 16, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 20, 2016

Stella M. (Pliska) Kowalewski, 95, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward W. Kowalewski. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Maryanna (Murach) Pliska, she was a longtime New Britain resident before moving to Newington in 2000. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, New Britain and the Newington Seniors. A loving mother, she leaves her two daughters, Maryann K.... Read more


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Daniel Stewart Muirhead

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 24, 2016

Daniel Stewart Muirhead, 92, beloved husband of 60 years to Alice Muirhead, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 15, 2016. Born in Hartford on June, 15, 1924, the son of the late Neil Stewart and Dorothy (Donohue) Muirhead. He attended St. Thomas Seminary and received his Bachelor degree from St. Michael's College in 1950. Prior to attending college, Dan proudly served his country in World War II in the 491st AAA... Read more


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Michael Camarco, Jr.

November 21, 1931 – June 11, 2016
East Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: June 16, 2016

Michael J. Camarco, Jr., 84, of East Hartford and formerly of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born on November 21, 1931 in Hartford, Michael was the son of the late Michele and Isabella (Bellofatto) Camarco, Sr. Michael is survived by his brother, Reno Camarco of Wethersfield, his sister-in-law, Santa Camarco of Windsor Locks, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was... Read more


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Dorothea Morrison

June 29, 1922 – June 11, 2016
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Service Date: June 18, 2016

Dorothea Morrison, 93, of Bloomfield, died on Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born in New York City to the late Ruth (Guttentag) and James H. Morrison. Dorothea graduated from the nursing school at New Britain General Hospital with a RN degree. She worked at McCook Memorial Hospital in Hartford for 7 years and then became a head nurse at New Britain Memorial Hospital. Dorothea then furthered her education at NYU graduating with a Bachelor of... Read more


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Jan "John" Hryniuk

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 13, 2016

Jan "John" Hryniuk, 93, of New Britain, beloved husband of the late Hedwig (Kadel) Hryniuk, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in Poland, son of the late Peter and Maria (Pawlak) Hryniuk, he came to the U.S. in 1951 and was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. Jan overcame many difficulties as a boy in Poland which led him to be very grateful for his life and everything he had. He was employed by... Read more


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Frederic W. Casioppo, Sr.

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 13, 2016

Frederic W. Casioppo, Sr. of Newington was entered into eternal rest on June 6, 2016. Mr. Casioppo was the son of the late Joseph and Carmella Casioppo of New Haven, CT. He has been a Newington resident since 1953. He was the husband of Ursula (Amici) Kolb Casioppo whom he married in 1990. He was predeceased by his first wife of 42 years, Jane Anastasio Casioppo. Mr. Casioppo began a career in pharmacy on Election Day in 1932 when he was 11... Read more


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Wesley Anthony Garrison

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 13, 2016

Wesley Anthony Garrison, 74, of Newington, died peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016. He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Margaret "Peg" (Tucker) Garrison. Born on July 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Horace N. and Marcella (VanSyckle) Garrison and was raised in West Hartford. At an early age, Wesley's love of singing and opera was apparent, performing in public at just seven years old. At 15, he began his operatic... Read more


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Paul R. Manke

July 23, 1932 – June 6, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 10, 2016

Paul R. Manke, 83, entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 6, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth (Helming) Manke. He was predeceased by his parents Herman and Ella Manke. He is also survived by his son Timothy Manke and his children Beth and Christopher of Newington, his son Peter and daughter-in-law LeeAnn and their children Robert, Meghan, and Patricia, also of Newington, and his son John and his children Pamela and... Read more


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Arden (Ryer) Saraceno

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 10, 2016

Arden (Ryer) Saraceno, 78, passed away on June 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with Lewey Body Dementia. She was born on May 4, 1938 in Poughkeepsie, NY and as a child, moved to Plainville, CT with her family where she grew up and considered her hometown. She graduated from Plainville High School in 1956. Arden was employed by the Stanley Works for many years and finished her career at CCARC in New Britain, where she made numerous close... Read more


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Leah Elizabeth Sylvain

February 24, 1989 – June 6, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 14, 2016

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Leah Elizabeth Sylvain, aged 27, was called into the arms of Jesus when she was involved in an accident while traveling to work early in the morning. Leah was born on February 24, 1989, the daughter of Charles & Christine (Mita) Sylvain of Newington. She was raised and educated in Newington, CT and was a graduate of Newington High School. Leah was a young woman of great faith and with her participation, was a founding... Read more


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Emilia Walewski

August 16, 1940 – June 5, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 11, 2016

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, Emilia Walewski, 75, passed on to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on August 16, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Wiktor & Stanislawa Kupracz. She was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Travelers Insurance Co. for many years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 22 years,... Read more


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Luciano "Chano" Perez

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 8, 2016

With great sadness we mourn the sudden passing of Luciano "Chano" Perez, loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend on June 2, 2016. Born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico on October 26, 1956, he was the son of Perfecta Sanchez and the late Luis E. Perez. In his youth, Chano participated in semi-pro boxing with his brother Angel, their father proudly attending all their matches. He spent his free time with his loving son Jonathan, watching movies,... Read more


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Lisa Marie Andreana

Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: June 9, 2016

NOTICE FUNERAL LOCATION CHANGE: With profound sadness we mourn the passing of our dear daughter, Lisa Marie Andreana, age 22, who entered into eternal peace on June 1, 2016 due to a heroin overdose after a long and courageous battle with addiction. While we are deeply saddened to see her go, we are relieved that her struggle has ended and she is now at peace. She grew up a happy spirited child with a love for family, the beach, soccer, running... Read more


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Rosalie Wrobel Mehan

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 8, 2016

Rosalie Wrobel Mehan of New Britain, wife of the late Joseph L. Mehan, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Amber Woods in Farmington. She was born on October 21, 1920 in New Britain to the late Peter and Mary (Pac) Wrobel and attended Sacred Heart School and New Britain High School. Before her retirement, she worked at T.M. Tool in East Berlin. For many years, she and her husband were very active in St. Mary School and Church activities in New... Read more


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Dorothy (Kobus) Sierakowski

Manchester, Connecticut
Service Date: June 5, 2016

Dorothy Anna (Kobus) Sierakowski, 64, of Manchester, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born on August 23, 1951 in Płowęż, Poland to the late Henryk and Wladyslawa "Gladys" (Zamojski) Kobus. Her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1962 and settled in New Britain. After obtaining an Associate's Degree, she worked as a court... Read more


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Helen Tomasaitis

Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: June 3, 2016

Helen (Januszewski) Tomasaitis, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Edward Tomasaitis for over 71 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Adam and Rozalia (Sobiech) Januszewski, she was a longtime Berlin resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. Helen and Ed were inseparable, traveling the world together and enjoying ballroom dancing lessons. She loved to cook and entertain... Read more


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Omerine Bourgoin

Newington, Colchester, Connecticut
Service Date: May 31, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Omerine Bourgoin, 90 entered into eternal life at the Apple Rehab Center of Colchester. Born in Fort Fairfield, ME, on July 1, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Alice (Pelletier) Lavertue. She had lived most of her life in Newington where she was a dedicated wife, mother and devoted member of Church of the Holy Spirit. Her faith was strong and of great importance to her where she held membership with... Read more


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Kazimieras Stasiukevicius

July 15, 1929 – May 28, 2016
Treasure Island, Florida
Service Date: June 3, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Kazimieras Stasiukevicius, 86, of Treasure Island, FL, and formerly New Britain & Newington, entered eternal life at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Lithuania, on July 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Sergiejus & Maria Stasiukevicius. He was employed many years with Caval Tool & Machine Co. and upon retirement, moved to Florida. Left to cherish his memory are his son Paul Stasiukevicius... Read more


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Rita T. Tabara

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Service Date: June 2, 2016

Rita T. Tabara, 88, of Glastonbury died on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Tabara. Born in Meriden, she was a Newington resident most of her life, moving to Glastonbury a few years ago. Mrs. Tabara was an active member of Holy Spirit Church, the Newington Democratic Town Committee and enjoyed activities at the Newington Senior Center. Survivors include her daughter and son... Read more


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Alphonse J. Wilk

November 22, 1919 – May 28, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 1, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Alphonse J. Wilk, 96, entered eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain with his loving family at his side. Born in New Britain on November 22, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph & Mary (Barszcz). He served our great country in the United States Army during WWII and held membership with the Catholic War Veterans. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years in various... Read more


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Elizabeth "Betty" (Beaulieu) Deshaies

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: June 2, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" (Beaulieu) Deshaies, 96, of New Britain, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. She was predeceased by her loving husband Gerard Deshaies. Born in Newmarket, NH, she lived in New Britain over 70 years and was a member of St. Mary's Church, New Britain. Betty worked at E.C. Goodwin Tech for 17 years before retiring in 1982. She was a member of the French Society... Read more


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Mary S. Rice

August 25, 1926 – May 27, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: June 3, 2016

On Friday, May 27, 2016, Mary S. Rice, 89, entered eternal life at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford with her daughter and son by her side. Born in Hartford on August 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Richard & Catherine (Greaney) Seymour. She was a graduate of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Nursing from St. Joseph College. Her career as a registered nurse entailed being a... Read more


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Frank Anthony Cefaratti

July 13, 1964 – May 25, 2016
Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: June 1, 2016

Frank Anthony Cefaratti, 51, of Berlin, formerly of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Sally (Robert) Cefaratti for 29 years. Born on July 13, 1964, in New Britain, son of Adeline F. (Larco) Cefaratti of Newington and the late Joseph F. Cefaratti, Sr., he was employed as a highway foreman for the Town of Wethersfield for many years prior to owning and operating New... Read more


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Carol A. (Raymond) Becan

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 27, 2016

Carol A. (Raymond) Becan, 75, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Becan for 54 years. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Wunderlich) Raymond, she has been a Newington resident since 1970. Carol's whole world revolved around caring for and spending time with her children, and later, her grandchildren. Along with her husband, a devoted mother and grandmother, she... Read more


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Cecelia J. Scorzato

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 24, 2016

Cecelia J. Scorzato, 92, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Hospital of Central Care in New Britain with her loving family at her side. She was born in the family home on Broad St. in New Britain, to the late Jan and Helen (Zelec) Gregorzek, and she attended school in Newington, but returned to New Britain to raise her family. What she loved most was her family. Cecelia enjoyed dancing, especially Polkas and her career... Read more


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Lillian Der Sarkissian Perron

July 12, 1935 – May 21, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 26, 2016

After a long illness, Lillian Perron went Home on May 21. Lil was fortunate and happy to have the capably loving and supportive Jefferson House staff, her friends, providing her needs. Her 80 years were spent as residents of Hartford and Newington. An avid supporter and audience for the arts, Lillian enjoyed the writings, music, art, acting of the 1950's and beyond on Broadway, the screen, stage, and television. She herself enjoyed writing... Read more


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Percy Brighenti

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 26, 2016

Percy "Pat" J. Brighenti, 94, died May 20, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Avon, on December 3, 1921 to his dear late parents, Dorothea LaMount MacCaffee and Marcello Brighenti. Pat was a Correctional Officer at Cheshire Reformatory in Cheshire, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Connecticut Wartime Veterans Service Medal. He was a member of the Prince Savoy Italian Club in Avon and was a... Read more


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Linda J. Doucette

November 19, 1946 – May 20, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 24, 2016

Linda J. Doucette, 69, of Newington, passed away on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born on November 19, 1946, Linda was the daughter of the late Clarence R. and Llewelyn (Belch) Todd and the wife of Richard F. Doucette of Newington. Linda enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She loved playing bingo at the Newington Senior Center and taking trips to the casino. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and... Read more


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Thomas Emerson Hooper

Old Lyme, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Thomas E. Hooper, 88, of Old Lyme, husband of Diane (Bigelow) Hooper, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Hartford, he formerly lived in West Hartford and Enfield before retiring to Rogers Lake in Old Lyme. Tom was an avid amateur radio operator with the call sign W1RFL and spent hour after hour in his shack. Known to his family and close friends as "Herm", after being caught chuckling during the Munster's TV show by... Read more


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Mary Listro Pepi

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 20, 2016

Mary (Listro) Pepi, 92, of Newington, passed peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Pepi. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Paul and Jennie (Mirmina) Liistro, she was a longtime resident of Newington. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, and listening to Red Sox games. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she leaves her daughter, Jeanne Hart of Newington and her three... Read more


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Rose D. Reinwald

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 20, 2016

Rose D. Reinwald, 91, of Newington, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Born in New Haven to the late Michele and Concetta (Vanore) D'Angelo, she made her home in Newington for most of her life. She was the loving wife of George A. Reinwald who predeceased her in 2002. She was a telephone operator for SNET for 29 years and then her employment with American Airlines allowed her and George the opportunity to travel... Read more


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Daniel A. Matecki

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 19, 2016

Daniel Adam Matecki, 31 of New Britain, loving son of Feliks and Sophie Matecki, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 15th, 2016. Daniel was a New Britain resident all of his life. He graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1998 and New Britain High School in 2002. Growing up he also graduated from Saturday morning Polish school, and was an active member of the Polish Scouting Organization, reaching the Eagle Scout ranking. Truly an ambitious... Read more


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Allen Discenza

Ellington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 20, 2016

Allen Discenza, Jr. 78, of Gibsonton, FL and Ellington, CT passed away peacefully May 13, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Born in Hartford, CT, August 4, 1937 to Allen & Sophia (Kasprow) Discenza, he was a graduate of Newington High School, Class of 1956, and joined the US Navy. He was a retiree of Hartford Distributors, teamsters Local 1035, and owned Al's Catering Service. Allen was an avid golfer and outdoorsman, being the... Read more


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Richard J. Pawlak

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 17, 2016

Richard J. Pawlak, 61, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Judy (Grzyb) Pawlak. Born in Belgium, son of the late Jan and Zofia (Wierzbicka) Pawlak, he resided in New Britain since 1956. Rich retired from the State of CT after many years of employment and was a member of the Drifters Motorcycle Club. He was an avid New Britain baseball fan, most recently supporting the Rock Cats.... Read more


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Margaret H. "Peggy" (Campbell) Pew

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 17, 2016

Margaret H. "Peggy" (Campbell) Pew, 96, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter S. Pew. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Hugh and Helen (O'Brien) Campbell, she spent most of her life in Newington. Peggy was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary's Church and its Ladies Guild. She was employed by the State of CT, DMR, for many years until her... Read more


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Adela K. (Malkiewicz) Piatkowska

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 14, 2016

Adela K. (Malkiewicz) Piatkowska, 92, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Adam and Apolonia (Wyczalkowska) Malkiewicz, she was a New Britain resident since 1989 and a member of Sacred Heart Church. Adela loved flowers and enjoyed cooking. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she leaves her four children, Bogdan Piatkowski of New Britain, Halina Skarzynska,... Read more


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Victor M Castelhano

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 20, 2016

Victor M. Castelhano, 66, of Newington, beloved husband of Patricia (Kirouac) Castelhano, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016. He was born in Reguengo do Fetal, Portugal, to the late Antonio G. and Maria (Rosario) Castelhano, moved to the U.S. with his family as a young child and settled in Hartford. Prior to his retirement, Victor was a construction worker and excavator for American Contractors. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air... Read more


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Faye "Holly" Karanian

October 15, 1934 – May 8, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 12, 2016

Faye "Holly" Karanian, daughter of the late George and Marian (Corcoran) Holroyd, died Sunday, May 8, 2016. Mrs. Karanian graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1952, from Georgetown Junior College in Washington DC, and later on from Middlesex Community College. She worked her adult life in the health care field, first as a medical secretary, then a transcriptionist, eventually becoming a RHIT. She was a member of the Church of... Read more


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Stanislaw J. Posluszny

Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: May 12, 2016

Stanislaw J. Posluszny, 63, husband of Czeslawa (Komaniecka) Posluszny, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Poland to the late Jan and Katarzyna (Dron) Posluszny. He was married for 38 wonderful years to Czeslawa. Coming to the United States in 1992, Stan loved hunting, fishing and most of all his children and grandchildren. He will be forever in their hearts. Besides his beautiful wife Czeslawa, he leaves his... Read more


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Helen K. Quinn

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 16, 2016

Helen (Kane) Quinn, 78, of Newington, died on Sunday, May 8, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late John B. Quinn. Mrs. Quinn resided in Newington for more than 40 years, and was a member of St. Mary's Church. She retired from Sedgewick James, Inc., as a senior vice president. She was a member of the Irish American Club in Glastonbury, Chairman of the Irish Committee and was actively involved with the St. Patrick's Day Parade. A loving and... Read more


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Jan Waldowski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 13, 2016

Jan Waldowski, 64, of New Britain, beloved husband of Halina (Bogdanowicz), passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. Born in Poland, he was the son of Celina (Gajdowska) and the late Edward Waldowski. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain and a machinist in various factories over the years. Jan was a loving and devoted family man who will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him. In... Read more


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Lina T. Brunelle

July 6, 1923 – May 6, 2016
Newington & Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: May 11, 2016

Lina Brunelle, 92, the beloved wife of Albert F. Brunelle, departed this life on Friday, May 6, 2016, in the presence of her family. She was born to Medard & Eva (Menard) Gosselin on July 6, 1923 in Ste. Hermenegilde, Quebec, Canada. Lina was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and memere, always cherishing visits from her family, especially Wednesday night dinners, which extended four generations. She welcomed her in-laws Arthur & Josephine... Read more


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Jan Pekala

February 22, 1934 – May 6, 2016
Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: May 11, 2016

Jan Pekala, 82, of Plainville died on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Conn., New Britain. Jan was born on February 22, 1934 in Poland and came to the United States in January of 1961 with his wife and children. He resided in New Britain, CT before moving to Plainville in 1972. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Jan worked at General Electric in Plainville for 40 years before retiring 20 years ago. Jan leaves behind his... Read more


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Amy E. Carragher

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: May 10, 2016

Amy Carragher passed away on May 5, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Kathleen Carragher. Amy grew up in Newington and worked for the Connecticut Department of Public Health for many years. She leaves her cherished and loving daughter Kathleen Ann (Kit) Kerekes of Wethersfield. Amy was a loyal and loving mother, sister, cousin, and friend. Memorial Day weekend will not be the same at Hammonasset without Amy joining her... Read more


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Jeanne E. Goodwin

August 5, 1940 – May 4, 2016

Service Date: May 26, 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Jeanne E. Goodwin, 75, passed away at her home in Tolland, CT with her husband by her side. Born in Littleton, NH on August 5, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Elizabeth (Ellingwood) Pike. She was a graduate of Littleton High School, Class of 1958 and received degrees from the University of New Hampshire in 1962 and the University of Hartford to be a certified Medical Technologist. Her educational... Read more


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John R. Rogorzenski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 7, 2016

John R. Rogorzenski, 80, of Newington died peacefully and suddenly on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at home. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Whitehead) Rogorzenski, his high school sweetheart, for the last 60 years. Born in Hartford, son of the late John and Sophie (Bialy) Rogorzenski, he was a lifelong Newington resident and a member of Grace Episcopal Church. John graduated from Newington High School, class of '54, served in the U.S. Army... Read more


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Norbert N. Deslaurier

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: May 9, 2016

Norbert N. Deslaurier, 98, of Hartford, beloved husband of Ida (Boccucci) Deslaurier for 76 years, died Monday, May 2, 2016. Norbert was born in Hartford, a son of the late Joseph P. and Cleas (Bessette) Deslaurier and was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a 75 year member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree and a faithful and active member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Besides his wife Ida, he is survived by two sons Norbert N.... Read more


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Genevieve "Jennie" M. Gavelek

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 6, 2016

Genevieve "Jennie" M. Gavelek, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander Gavelek. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Jurgilewicz) Ryszkiewicz, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. Jennie spent most of her life caring for her four children and was involved in the Polonaise Club and various... Read more


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Helen C. McGee

February 3, 1925 – May 1, 2016
Wethersfield & Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 6, 2016

Helen Agnes (Czapkowski) McGee, 91, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Helen resided at Bel-Air Manor, Newington, CT for the past two years. She was the widow of Howard McGee, born in Wethersfield. Helen was born in Hartford, February 3, 1925, daughter of the late Vincent and Agnes (Stolarz) Czapkowski. She attended Chauncey Harris and Lawrence Street schools and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School class of 1942 for which... Read more


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Gasper R. D'Onofrio

October 20, 1923 – April 30, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 4, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Gasper R. D'Onofrio, passed away into eternal life in the comfort at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Enfield, CT on October 20, 1923, Gasper was the son of the late Louis and Grace (Mule) D'Onofrio. He was a longtime resident of Newington where he was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and had lived at his Florida residence during his retirement years before recently returning to Newington. A... Read more


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Virginia Crockett French

December 3, 1931 – April 30, 2016
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Virginia Crockett French of West Hartford passed away on Saturday, (April 30, 2016) at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Daniel French. Virginia was born in Waterbury on December 3, 1931, to the late Ernest and Mary (Donnelly) Crockett. She graduated from Waterbury High School in 1949 and moved to Hartford in the early 1950's. She worked as a secretary at United Technologies in East Hartford for 31 years. All her life she was... Read more


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Krystyna Slowakiewicz Dziubasik

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: May 3, 2016

Krystyna Dziubasik, 65, of West Hartford, wife of the late Jan J. Dziubasik, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016, in the comfort of her home with her family by her side. Born on January 4, 1951 in Nowy Targ, Poland. Krystyna was the daughter of the late Szczepan and Helena (Sulka) Slowakiewicz. Krystyna was a communicant of Ss Cyril & Methodius Church in Hartford, where she was a member and President of the Rosary Society. Her greatest joy in... Read more


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John C. Ritskowitz

October 20, 1946 – April 29, 2016

Service Date: May 4, 2016

John C. Ritskowitz, 69, of Bristol passed away at the CT Hospice in Branford on Friday evening, April 29, 2016 with his family at his side. Born on October 20, 1946, in Manhattan, John was the son of the late John and Patricia (Haggerty) Ritskowitz. John graduated from Norwalk High School, earned his Business Administration Degree from Norwalk Technical College and his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the Bridgeport Engineering Institute.... Read more


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Virginia J. Mendela

August 29, 1929 – April 27, 2016
Bristol & Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 29, 2016

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Virginia J. Mendela, 86, was called home to eternal life. Born in Bristol, CT on August 29, 1929, she was a lifelong resident and the daughter of the late Peter & Rose (Kurytka) Swenton. She was predeceased by her husband Theodore Mendela in 1996. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Katherine Lotko and husband John of Kensington, her sister Florence Jaskiewicz of Naugatuck, and three adored grandchildren,... Read more


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John Paul Rusczyk

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 2, 2016

John P. Rusczyk, 51, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at THOCC-New Britain. Born to Francis J. and JoAnn (Wodarski) Rusczyk, he was a special person who was loved by all who knew him. His three most favorite things in the world were: doing arts & crafts, listening to country music and spending time with his best buddy, Alexis Salgado. In addition to his parents, left to mourn John's passing are his sister, Laura Rusczyk... Read more


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H. Alfreda Czelazewicz Mocarsky

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 2, 2016

H. Alfreda (Czelazewicz) Mocarsky, 85, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Born in Newington, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Malinowski) Czelazewicz, she lived in Wethersfield for over 35 years prior to returning to Newington in 2001. Alfreda was a member at St. Mary's Church in Newington. In her early years, she was a model for department stores in the Hartford Area as well as had the privilege to pave the way as one... Read more


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James J. Zapatka

September 3, 1938 – April 24, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 30, 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, James J. Zapatka, 77, passed away at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New Britain, CT on September 3, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter & Anna Zapatka. He was a 1961 graduate of UCONN and had worked many years for United Technologies. His love of sports and community had him involved with Newington Friends of Football, Pop Warner, and coaching basketball with Newington Parks & Recreation. He was also an avid... Read more


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Alice Ann (Welch) Grondin

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 28, 2016

Alice Ann (Welch) Grondin, 77, of New Britain, formerly of Newington, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Daniel and Alice (Lynch) Welch, she lived in Newington for 27 years and was a member of St. Mary's Church. She was employed by Lee Chevrolet for many years. Upon retiring, she moved to Sun City Center, FL and resided there for 13 years with her longtime companion Francis "Pete" Grondin. ... Read more


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Eugeniusz Juchniewicz

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 26, 2016

Eugeniusz Juchniewicz, 82, of New Britain, husband of Monika (Kiezel) of Poland, passed away on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. Born in Poland, son of the late Wladyslaw and Zofia (Gryzenia) Juchniewicz, he resided in New Britain for the past 32 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. In addition to his wife Monika, he leaves his children; Teresa Depa of Kissimmee, FL; Janina Chorazy and her husband Piotr of... Read more


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Lawrence Michael Richards, Jr.

Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: April 26, 2016

Lawrence Michael Richards, Jr., 82, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at home, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Ellenmary (McGauley) Richards for 50 years. Born and raised in West Haven, son of the late Lawrence Michael Richards, Sr. and Dorothy Richards, he was a Berlin resident since 1967 and a member of St. Paul's Church. Larry honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He was... Read more


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Berniece Krysiak

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: April 25, 2016

Berniece (Czapla) Krysiak, 98, of Wethersfield, formerly of New Britain, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late John Krysiak. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Albro) Czapla, she was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. Berniece was a veracious reader who loved gardening and cherished her friends. She was employed by the Veteran's Administration... Read more


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Judith Brooks Schaller

October 18, 1942 – April 22, 2016
Chester, Connecticut
Service Date: April 27, 2016

Judith (Brooks) Schaller, 73, of Chester, formerly of Newington, died courageously on Friday, April 22, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Arthur D. Schaller, Sr. for 53 years. Judi was the daughter of Harold and Katherine (Adinolfi) Brooks and lived in Manchester for many years. She and Art resided in Newington before moving to Chester 15 years ago. For the past 25 years, they wintered in Fort Myers, FL, at The... Read more


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Damian Wojnowski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 23, 2016

Damian Wojnowski, 20, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved son of Hanna (Konopka) Wojnowska of New Britain, and the late Tomasz Wojnowski. Born in New Britain, he was a lifelong resident and a student at Plainville High School. His family wishes to thank the incredible staff at the Hospital of Central CT for their wonderful care and compassion of Damian. They... Read more


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Richard Richie Cordero

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 23, 2016

On Wednesday, April 19, 2016, Richard "Richie" Cordero, 43, passed on to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Puerto Rico on October 7, 1972, he was the son of Luis Nieves & Erohilda Mendez of New Britain. He lived most of his life in New Britain, and was truly devoted to his family who he loved very much. He was best known for his big heart, always being there for others, and never afraid to tell things... Read more


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Curtis J. Widlak

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 22, 2016

Curtis J. Widlak, 57, of New Britain died on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Gawel) Widlak. Born in Hartford, son of the late Raymond and Eunice Widlak, he grew up in Newington and lived in New Britain for the last 20 years. Curt graduated from Newington High School. He had a talent and enjoyed fixing almost anything. He worked at White Motor Co., with his father and later... Read more


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