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Sabina (Dzieciol) Frustaglio obituary photo

Sabina (Dzieciol) Frustaglio

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: November 22, 2014

Sabina (Dzieciol) Frustaglio, 84 of New Britain died on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. She was the widow of Frank Frustaglio. Born in Poland, she lived in New Britain for the past 35 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Sabina worked at Stanley Works and Reflexite for many years. Survivors include her two sons: Henryk Makaros and his wife Cecylia of New Britain, Christopher... Read more


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Theresa Rossitto

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 21, 2014

Theresa J. (Hickey) Rossitto, 89, of Newington, loving wife of the late Vincent Rossitto, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at The Governor's House Nursing Facility in Simsbury. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sophie (Kobus) Hickey. Theresa was a resident of Newington for the past 60 years and a member of St. Mary's Church. She worked at C.J. Springs and was assistant treasurer for CBT until her... Read more


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Edith Tirabassi

June 10, 1921 – November 18, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 21, 2014

Edith (Palumbo) Tirabassi, 93, of Newington, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Tirabassi. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Louis and Angelina (Carlini) Palumbo, she resided in Newington for most of her life. Edith retired from American Bazaar in New Britain after many years of employment and was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. She enjoyed being... Read more


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Robert D. Gualano

August 12, 1934 – November 17, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 21, 2014

Robert D. Gualano, 80, of Newington, husband of Joanne (Skoronski) Gualano, entered into Eternal Rest on Monday, November 17, 2014 after courageously battling a long illness, surrounded by his family. Born in New Britain on August 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Ciro and Ruth (Zoppino) Gualano. Robert proudly served our country in the United States Army as Private First Class. He retired from Pitney Bowes as a Field Service Technician for... Read more


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Waclaw Prochnicki

January 27, 1927 – November 15, 2014
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: November 18, 2014

Waclaw Prochnicki, 87, of New Britain, the loving husband of Stanislawa (Piotrowska) Prochnicka, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Stanislaw and Bronislawa (Sypniewska) Prochnicki. Waclaw worked for Colt Manufacturing for many years until his retirement. A resident of New Britain, he was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Church. Waclaw was a kind... Read more


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Stella Pucilowski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 17, 2014

Stanislawa "Stella" (Gasiewski) Pucilowski, 90, of Newington died on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Pucilowski. Born in Poland, she lived in Newington for about 50 years and was a member of Holy Cross Church, New Britain. Stella worked at the Hartford Insurance Co. for around 25 years. Survivors include two sisters: Alina and Janina Gasiewski in Poland and several nieces and... Read more


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Richard A. Gable

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 17, 2014

Richard Gable, 75, loving husband of Shirley (Sterpka) Gable, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 after a warrior's battle with illness. Also known as, "Dick" "Pa" "Poppy" "Mr. Mr." "The Big Guy" "DG" "Coach", Richard was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was active in the community all his life, serving in the Army Reserves from 1956-1962, as a West Hartford and Newington Police Officer for 30 years, and a... Read more


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Francis J. "Frank" Kelly

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 15, 2014

Francis J. Kelly "Frank", 85, of Newington, husband of Alice (Doolan) Kelly died at his home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Winsted, Connecticut, he was the son of the late James F. and Delia (Alexander) Kelly. Frank, a resident of Newington for 62 years, was a U.S. Army Veteran who served with Connecticut's 102d Infantry Division during the Korean War with the occupation troops in Germany attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC)... Read more


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Adam Brocki

Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: November 10, 2014

Adam Richard Brocki, 73, of Plainville, loving husband of Janina Brocki, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, Nov. 7, 2014. Adam was born in Poland, son of the late Adam and Maria Brocki. He grew up in Poland, Germany and Brazil before immigrating to New Britain in the 1960's. He worked at Atlantic Tool for 38 years and then with his sons at ACP Engineering Inc. until his retirement. He was a loving husband, married to the love of his... Read more


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Francis G. Kosowicz

January 17, 1957 – November 7, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 11, 2014

Francis G. Kosowicz, 57, of Newington, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, died at home surrounded by his family on November 7, 2014 after a four year battle with multiple myeloma. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn (Yaeger) Kosowicz of 34 years. Frank was born at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, son of Gina (Basili) Kosowicz and the late Francis G. Kosowicz Sr. He and Lynn grew up in West Hartford and raised their family... Read more


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Sonya Bartos

June 22, 1929 – November 6, 2014
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: November 12, 2014

Sonya (Garlewski) Bartos, 85, of New Britain, died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley F. Bartos. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late James and Anna (Gontaruk) Garlewski, she was a lifelong City resident and a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. After many years of employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse, she retired from New Britain General Hospital. A... Read more


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Mary H. Fairbanks

Goshen, Connecticut
Service Date: November 10, 2014

Mary (Horbal) Fairbanks, 91, of Goshen, formerly of Newington, died on Thursday, November 6, 2014, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert K. Fairbanks. Born in New Britain, daughter of John and Mary (Urda) Horbal, she resided in Newington for most of her life. Mary was an elementary school teacher in the New Britain and Newington School systems for many years. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church... Read more


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Sachiko Asato

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Sachiko Asato, 81, of Newington, loving wife of Noritake Asato for 54 years, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. She was born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, and went to fashion design school in Tokyo where she became a talented seamstress and worked for the Lombardi Company in Wethersfield, CT. She continued her artistic gift for handiwork in quilting and needlepoint crafts. Sachiko enjoyed cooking for family and especially took pride in her... Read more


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Helen T. Kozakiewicz

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 8, 2014

Helen T. (Zendzian) Kozakiewicz, 96, of Newington died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony E. Kozakiewicz. Born and raised in New Britain, she moved to Newington 55 years ago. Helen retired from Emhart Corp. after 30 years of employment and was a member of Holy Spirit Church and the Ladies Guild. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Norman and Patricia Kozak of Dewey, AZ, her daughter and son-in... Read more


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Joseph W. Monikowski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 7, 2014

Joseph W. Monikowski, 80, of Newington and formerly of New Britain, husband of Maria (Kosakowska) passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. He was a hard-working man employed by the State of CT as a painter for many years and enjoyed spending free time doing yard work and gardening. Joseph loved to dance and will be missed by his dance partner, Mary. Besides his wife, Maria, Joseph leaves his two sons: John Monikowski and his wife, Lori of... Read more


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Gilda (Bickford) Vedovelli

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 7, 2014

Gilda Bickford Vedovelli, age 87, of Newington, widow of John Bickford and Philip Vedovelli, passed from this world on November 4, 2014 as she lived her life, on her own terms, in the comfort of her home. Born in 1927 to the late Rocco DiFrancesco and Genevieve Vincenti DiFrancesco, New Britain was home for "Jill". A 1944 graduate of New Britain High School, she was the first of her seven siblings to do so. A lightning fast typist, she was... Read more


Concetta "Connie" DeNino obituary photo

Concetta "Connie" DeNino

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: November 5, 2014

Concetta "Connie" Elizabeth DeNino, 87, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Hospital of Central CT. She was born January 28, 1927 in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Antoinette (Giannantonio) DeNino from Pratotola Peligna, Italy. Connie graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1945. In 1951 she moved to Washington, D.C. While there, she worked for the Federal Government as a secretary in the... Read more


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Marian B. Greene

December 3, 1925 – November 2, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 5, 2014

Marian B. (Zigmont) Greene, 88, a longtime Newington resident, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Greene. Born and brought up in Kensington, she was daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Savage) Zigmont. Marian and John raised their family in Newington and she was a member of St. Mary's Church. She loved to cook for her family and friends and was a member of the... Read more


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Marguerite Canniff Freeman

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: services pending

Marguerite (Canniff) Freeman, 94, of Newington died on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. She was the wife of the late Huel Q. Freeman. Marguerite was born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhasset, NY before moving to Newington. She was employed by Sage Allen for over 20 years and was an avid NY Yankee fan. Survivors include her son Maynard Freeman and wife, Sharon, her daughter Janis Fontana and husband Joe of Newington, four grandchildren: Georgia... Read more


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Nellie Dobek

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: November 3, 2014

Nellie A. Dobek, 92, widow of the late Frank J. Dobek, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born in and lived in New Britain for all but the past two months. She was the daughter of the late Anna (Sienkiewicz) and Michael Kucharski. Nellie attended New Britain public schools and graduated from New Britain High School in 1940. From 1941-48, she worked at Landers, Frary & Clark. She married Frank Dobek in 1945 and had a... Read more


Gloria C. Mosley obituary photo

Gloria C. Mosley

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 3, 2014

Gloria C. Mosley, 77, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Mary (Ciccolello) Iaciofano. Gloria moved to Newington where she resided for many years and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She loved making trips to the casino with her daughter and crocheting for churches and various organizations. Gloria loved watching her UConn... Read more


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Teresa Gordon

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 1, 2014

Teresa (Hanaghan) Gordon, 90, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 25 years George H. Gordon. Daughter of the late Thomas and Nora (Mitchell) Hanaghan, Teresa was born in Bloomfield on August 25, 1924 and was a long time Newington resident. She had a great sense of humor and always lent a helping hand. Teresa had an extraordinary love for dogs and... Read more


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Sophie Kachinsky

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 1, 2014

Sophie (Cappello) Kachinsky, 94, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Kachinsky, her mother and step-father Mary and John Cecchini, her devoted sister and brother-in-law Marie and Al Bigelow, and her brother Frank L. Cappello. Sophie proudly worked at Middlesex Hospital for many years. Upon her retirement she used her considerable skills to crotchet and knit beautiful afghans, sweaters, scarves... Read more


Patricia B. Cavanaugh obituary photo

Patricia B. Cavanaugh

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: November 1, 2014

Patricia B. (Blais) Cavanaugh, 80, of Newington, beloved wife of John Cavanaugh, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. She was born in Hartford to the late Joseph and Mary (Taksar) Blais and grew up in Hartford and Coventry. As a young girl, Patricia was a speed skating champion in CT. As an adult, she was a founding member of the Chapter of the Queen Mother of the Refined Red Relics of the Red Hat Society.... Read more


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Theodora V. Barbadoro

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: October 29, 2014

Theodora "Teddie" V. (Schiavone) Barbadoro, 89, beloved wife of the late Atty. Aldo Barbadoro passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Born in Hartford to the late Marco and Francesca (Andriana) Schiavone. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Rosa of West Hartford and Ann Wultich and her husband, Thomas of Broomfield, CO; her grandchildren Peter Aldo Rosa, and Saraya Dominique Wultich. She came from a close family of five... Read more


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Everett F. Hillman, Jr.

Wethersfield
Service Date: October 28, 2014

Everett F. Hillman, Jr., 82, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of the late Helene (Meier) Hillman, died Thursday, October 23, 2014. Everett was born in Hartford, January 26, 1932, son of the late Everett, Sr. and Marie (Aprea)Hillman, and resided in Hartford before moving to Wethersfield in 1994. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, serving during the Korean War. Everett belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council #3884, 3rd and... Read more


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Pauline M. Daloe

NewingtonCT, Connecticut
Service Date: October 24, 2014

Pauline M. Daloe, 98, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Newington Health Care. She was the wife of the late Henry Daloe, who passed away in 1996. Born in Hartford to the late Sebastian and Mary (Mauriello) Randazzo, and had lived in the area all her life. Pauline worked as an administrator for Travelers Insurance and was a member of St. Mary Church. She leaves a son, Richard Daloe, of Newington, two sisters, Rosalie... Read more


Helen (Fiora) Parker obituary photo

Helen (Fiora) Parker

July 27, 1921 – October 20, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 24, 2014

Helen (Fiora) Parker, 93, of Newington, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Luther "Bill" Parker. Born in New York City on July 27, 1921, daughter of the late John Silvio and Agostina Fiora of Castell'Alfero, Italy, she moved to Bolton at the age of three. She then moved to Hartford where she attended Hartford schools, graduating from Hartford Public High School in 1939. She worked... Read more


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Salvatore DiLorenzo

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: October 23, 2014

Salvatore DiLorenzo, 82, of Rocky Hill, the beloved husband of the late Mary (LaBruzzo) for over 40 years, passed away on Friday October 17, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Michael and Lucia DiLorenzo. Salvatore was a proud member of the United States Air Force, serving honorably during the Korean War. He was a longtime resident of Newington and worked as the head chef at the VA Hospital in... Read more


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Robert L. McGibbon

Southington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 24, 2014

Robert L. McGibbon, 86, of Southington, the loving husband of MaryAnn (Bednarczyk), passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Lewiston, ME, he was the son of the late Llewellyn McGibbon and Ella (McKenney). Robert served his country honorably in the Unites States Navy and worked as a butcher for Sussman's Supermarket where he retired after nearly 48 years. He was an avid fan of both the... Read more


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Eugeniusz Wadolowski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: October 23, 2014

Eugeniusz Wadolowski, 86, of New Britain, the loving husband of Jadwiga (Wadolowska) for 55 years, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 18, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born in Poland, son of the late Stefan and Aleksandra (Jarocka), he was a carpenter by trade and served honorably in the Polish Army. When he and his family came to the United States in 1964, they lived in Stamford where he was a member of the Holy Name... Read more


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Irene Spilka

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: October 23, 2014

Irene Spilka, 91, of New Britain, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Bieniek) Spilka. She was a lifelong New Britain resident and graduated from NBHS Class of 1940. She went on to pursue an education at the William Backus School of Nursing and in 1948 began her career as a Registered Nurse. Irene is survived by her nieces and nephews: John and Sheila Spilka, Melanie and Ben Gedraitis, Donald and... Read more


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Mary Elizabeth Lau

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 23, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Lau, 61, of Newington, passed away peacefully to a higher plane on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 as the result of ALS. She was the beloved wife of Zachary Lau. As a person with a rare, progressive neurological disorder, Mary had compassion for all those living with disabilities and believed in human rights for all. She participated in non-violent direct action and advocacy efforts with many groups at the local, state and federal levels... Read more


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David Michael Besaw

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 18, 2014

David Michael Besaw, 30, lifelong resident of Newington, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. David was the beloved son of Susan J. (Benigni) and the late Robert J. Besaw, Sr. In addition to his mother and her best friend, Thomas Lombardi, Sr., he leaves his brother Robert J. Besaw, Jr. and his fiancée Maria Wooten; his sister Kerri A. Johnson and her husband Peter; his nieces and nephews Mandy and Damien Besaw and Cameron and Madison Johnson; Aunt... Read more


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Edward Satkowski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 19, 2014

Edward W. Satkowski, 88, of Newington died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at home. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Haber) Satkowski, for 65 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Belza) Satkowski, Edward lived in Newington for the last 56 years. Edward served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He worked at Landers, Frary & Clark, where he was the first person of Polish heritage to be promoted to a management position... Read more


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William Michael Rappa

New Haven, Connecticut
Service Date: October 12, 2014

William Michael Rappa, 81, of New Haven, formerly of Newington, passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. He was born in New Haven, CT on Dec. 25, 1933 to the late Michael and Rose (Healey) Rappa. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. A distinguished hairstylist, he was a member of the Hair Dressing Association and various leisure groups including the Hartford Ski Club and the Ellington Parachute Club. William Loved life and lived it to... Read more


Joan (Papacs) Plourd obituary photo

Joan (Papacs) Plourd

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: October 13, 2014

Joan (Papacs) Plourd, 71, of New Britain, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph "Ray" Plourd for 46 years. Joan was born on March 7, 1943 in New Britain, the daughter of John and Helen (Owsiejko) Papacs and graduated from Mary Immaculate Academy. She lived most of her life in New Britain, and moved to Plainville in 1995. She worked for the State of Connecticut for more than 30 years and retired in 1998.... Read more


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Sylvia B. Robinson

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 13, 2014

Sylvia (Birch) Robinson, 96, of Newington and formerly of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Sylvia was born on April 14, 1918 in Newton Center, MA to Harold and Elizabeth (Burdett) Birch. She graduated from Framingham State College with a degree in education. Sylvia married Hillmer Robinson in 1944 and moved to West Hartford, CT. Sylvia was a stay at home mom caring for her four loving children. During her free... Read more


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Angelo Galuppi

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 10, 2014

Angelo Galuppi, 82, of Newington, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2014 at Hartford Hospital in the arms of his beloved wife of 60 years, Madeline. Angelo was born on October 31, 1931 in Providence, RI to the late Sisto Galuppi and Emma (Menna). He grew up in the Silver Lake section of Providence where he graduated High School before joining the U.S. Air Force. Angelo served his country honorably at a strategic air force base in Thule,... Read more


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Peter Royal Huybrechts

Burlington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 11, 2014

Peter Royal Huybrechts, 67, of Burlington, CT., passed away on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. He was surrounded by the love of his devoted family and friends. Born in Connecticut, son of the late Royal Huybrechts and Mary (Murphy) Huybrechts, Peter grew up in Newington and graduated from Newington High School in '65. He went on to graduate from C.C.S.U. in mathematics and biology, and later graduated with both a Master's and 6th year degree,... Read more


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Katherine Kaye Passig

Newingotn, Connecticut
Service Date: October 11, 2014

Katherine (Diemand) "Kaye" Passig, 62, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Richard F. Simons. Born in Northampton, MA, to the late Francis and Katherine (Toth) Diemand, Kaye graduated from Northampton High School and the University of Massachusetts. She retired from the CT Dept. of Labor and then joined her husband at Simon Sez Pets in Newington. She loved her flower gardens,... Read more


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Elise Pitchette

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 9, 2014

Elise Pitchette, 44, of Newington, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Eugene Pitchette Jr. and Elsie (Baker), she was a lifelong Newington resident. Elise was a kind and giving person who devoted herself to the care of others, working as a home health aide for Companions and Homemakers for many years. She enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, camping and the company of her dog "MeMe"... Read more


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Phillip "Phil" Bruzas

September 12, 1950 – October 3, 2014
Burlington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 8, 2014

Phillip D. "Phil" Bruzas, Sr., 64, of Burlington, CT, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 3, 2014. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Joseph G. and Sophie B. (Szala) Bruzas. He attended New Britain schools and graduated from Pulaski Sr. High School and from Central Connecticut State College, now CCSU. While in college, Phil worked at Rizzo Pool Co., in Newington. In 2003, he retired from the State of Connecticut Department of... Read more


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Zofia Dobrzelecki

Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: October 9, 2014

Zofia (Lenc) Dobrzelecki, 93, of Bristol, loving wife of the late Stefan Dobrzelecki, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She was born in Poland to the late Tomasz and Bronislawa (Nowakowski) Lenc on Sept. 8, 1921. She is survived by her daughters, Janina "Jenny" Carter and her husband, Lewis of Bristol, with whom she made her home and Marie Durbis of New Britain; grandchildren, Priscilla Bloom, Lisa and Robert Durbis and... Read more


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Richard Ohanesian

June 23, 1960 – October 2, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

OHANESIAN, RICHARD,54, beloved father of Ryan Ohanesian, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 2 surrounded by his loved ones and the spirits of those he loves who have passed. A devoted father, Rick enjoyed any and all time spent with his son, especially fun times playing, coaching, and watching hockey, and being true-blue Red Sox fans. Rick was an all-around good friend who enjoyed time spent watching and pursuing his favorite pastime of... Read more


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Margaret DeNino

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: October 4, 2014

Margaret (Pacinda) DeNino, 88, of New Britain, the loving wife of Anthony DeNino for 65 years, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Aurora Senior Living in New Britain. Born in New Britain on Oct. 2, 1925 to the late John and Mary (Labas) Pacinda, she was a lifelong city resident. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking and baking for her family, but her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margaret is survived by... Read more


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Danuta Adamczuk

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: October 2, 2014

Danuta (Lobeski) Adamczuk, 72, of New Britain, loving wife of the late Marian Adamczuk passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her home. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw Lobeski and Anna (Kierys). She has lived in New Britain since she came to the United States 50 years ago, and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She will be deeply missed by her brother Jozef Lobeski of New Britain; her sisters Krystyna Sejdor... Read more


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Helen J. Biskupiak

Connecticut
Service Date: October 2, 2014

Helen (Jacunski) Biskupiak, 96, of Plainville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Biskupiak, Jr. for 66 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Stefanowich) Jacunski, she lived in Berlin for many years before moving to Plainville. Helen was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville and was a member of the Catholic Daughters as well as the Ladies' Knights... Read more


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Elene S. Demos, Ph.D.

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 29, 2014

Elene S. Demos, Ph.D., 70, of New Britain died on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Hospital for Special Care. She leaves her beloved companion and best friend Susan M. Egan. Born in Muskegan, Mich, daughter of the late Spiro and Ruby Demos, she grew up there and was a New Britain resident for the last 23 years. Elene graduated from Michigan State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees. She went on to... Read more


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George Kardas

Seymour, Connecticut
Service Date: October 1, 2014

George Kardas, 61, of Seymour, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Andrew House in New Britain. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Bronislaw and Helena (Gaska) Kardas. George grew up in Poland and moved to the United States in 1974. He lived in the Seymour area for many years and worked for Adam's Supermarket's. George loved to cook and tend to his flower gardens. He loved travelling, especially visiting lighthouses. ... Read more


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Rita Levesque

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: October 4, 2014

Rita Levesque, 83, of West Hartford, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. Levesque and Sadie (Dionne) Levesque. Rita spent the early years of her life in Van Buren, ME. She had resided at St. Mary Home in West Hartford for the past 20 years and worked for Royal Typewriter Corporation for many years. Rita will be deeply missed by... Read more


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Pilar Estalrich

February 20, 1929 – September 24, 2014
Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: October 1, 2014

Pilar (Verdu) Estalrich, 85, of Berlin, passed away at Hughes Health and Rehab in West Hartford on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Her soul reunited with her late husband, Angel Estalrich who predeceased her in 2010. She was born in Castell de Castells, Alicante, Spain on February 20, 1929 to the late Pascual and Joaquina (Tomas) Verdu. Pilar was a talented seamstress and worked for American Bazaar in New Britain. She was a kind and generous woman... Read more


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Giuseppe Rapisarda

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 26, 2014

Giuseppe Rapisarda, 81, of New Britain, loving husband of Rosa (Lanteri) Rapisarda, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Sept. 23, 2014 after a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. "Pippo" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born Dec. 1, 1932 in Sortino, province of Siracusa, Sicily, Italy to the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina (Sequenzia) Rapisarda. As a young boy, he would climb the bell... Read more


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Zbigniew Cwil

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 26, 2014

Zbigniew Cwil, 67, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. He was born in Poland on Sept. 3, 1947 to the late Edward and Karolina (Powaska) Cwil. He was a long-time resident of New Britain and was employed as a machinist at B & F Machine Co. where he retired after 27 years. He is survived by his brother, Edward Cwil and his wife, Teresa of Poland, as well as many cousins in Poland and in Canada. He also leaves his special friends... Read more


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John J. Maraio

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 26, 2014

John J. Maraio, 71, of Newington, died peacefully, in the comfort of his home on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Longo) Maraio for the past 50 years. Born in Torrington, son of the late John Maraio and Marjorie (LaFar) Maraio Cardone, he was a longtime Newington resident. John was formerly employed by Sussman's Giant Food, and Stop & Shop. Along with his best friend and business... Read more


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Anna B. Egan

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 22, 2014

Anna B. (Urbanski) Egan of New Britain died on Thursday, September 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William F. Egan. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Adam and Alexandra (Zujko) Urbanski, she grew up there and lived in Newington for many years. Anna worked at Western Union, Allied Thermal Co. and retired from Tuttle & Baily. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church, the Newington Senior Center, where she served as... Read more


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Zofia Kostka

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 23, 2014

Zofia (Niemiec) Kostka, 89, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. She was born in Poland on April 11, 1925 to the late Marcin and Elzbieta (Kurys) Niemiec. She made her home in New Britain with her late husband, Julian Kostka for many years. Zofia is survived by her children: Jan Kostka of Las Vegas, NV, Henry Kostka and his wife, Jadwiga of Cromwell and Danuta Zemla and her husband, Lech of Poland; grandchildren:... Read more


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Conrad B. Szabo

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 22, 2014

Beloved husband, father and friend, Conrad B. Szabo, 73, of New Britain, CT passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. He was born in Flushing, NY to the late Lewis and Betty (Jablonski) Szabo. He lived in Syosset, Long Island with his family until he was 21 when he then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and proudly served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Conrad met his wife, Shirley (Schmidt) in Hutchinson, KS where they... Read more


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Nancy C. (Tarquinio) Viccaro

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 23, 2014

Nancy C. (Tarquinio) Viccaro, 88, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late James T. Viccaro, Sr. for 66 years. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Dominic and Frances (DiNino) Tarquinio, Nancy grew up in Hartford and graduated from Buckley High School before moving to Newington where she raised her family. She was a member of St.... Read more


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Marvin "Buddy" Goldman

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: September 17, 2014

M. Buddy Goldman, 91, of West Hartford, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at The Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. Born on May 24, 1923 in Hartford, Buddy was the son of the late Jacob and Bess (Sable) Goldman and the widower of Adelle (Apatow) Goldman. Buddy was a founding member of Temple Sinai in Newington. A very talented musician, Buddy loved music and enjoyed playing Jazz on his saxophone. He was an avid gardener. Buddy is... Read more


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Barry J. Howard

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 19, 2014

Barry J. Howard, 59, of Newington, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, several days after surgery at Hartford Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, on April 16, 1955, son of the late James and Janet (Henry) Howard, he lived in Vermont for many years before moving to Newington 23 years ago. He recently retired from The Hartford after 28 years of employment and was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants. He leaves his beloved sister and... Read more


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Beatrice K. Rankin

May 2, 1933 – September 14, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 19, 2014

Beatrice K. Rankin, 81, of Newington, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep, on Sunday, September 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Bertrand A. Rankin for 52 years. Bea was a resident of Newington for the last 44 years and had strong faith in Christ. She was a "Church Mom", member and Deaconess of the Mill Pond Church in Newington. Beatrice was employed as an accountant for Appleton & Appleton. Affectionately known as "Bocky,... Read more


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Eugene S. Dombrowik

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 16, 2014

Eugene S. Dombrowik, 85, of New Britain, passed away on September 11, 2014. He reunited with his wife of 58 years, Elsie (Mrozowski) Dombrowik who predeceased him on August 19, 2014. Born in New Britain, son of the late Aleksander and Stefania (Bys) Dombrowik, he was a lifelong city resident. Gene graduated from New Britain High School and the University of Connecticut where he earned an Electrical Engineering degree. He served in the U.S.... Read more


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Adam Mil

December 21, 1958 – September 11, 2014
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: September 15, 2014

Adam Mil, 55, of Wethersfield, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014. He was born in Poland on December 21, 1958 and was the beloved husband of Stefania (Mazurek) Mil. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, September 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Burritt Hill Funeral Home,... Read more


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Helena M. "Lil" Wojtusik

Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 15, 2014

Helena Mary "Lil" Wojtusik, 85, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Helen (Jaksina) Wojtusik, she grew up in New Britain and lived there for many years before moving to Kensington in 1976. She was a lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. Lil was a kind and generous woman who enjoyed travelling, the sun and sand and crafting beautiful needlepoint... Read more


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Sophia Krzyczynski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 12, 2014

Sophia (Budney) Krzyczynski, 99, of Newington, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry B. Krzyczynski, whom she married on November 12, 1952. Born in New Britain on Sept. 6, 1915, daughter of the late Stephen Budney and Helen (Kawecka) Budney, Sophie lived all her life in Newington. She graduated from New Britain High School in 1933 and from the Moody Secretarial School in... Read more


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Angelo Demma

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: September 13, 2014

Angelo Demma, 89, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of 64 years of Marguerite (Rita) Demma died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 7, 2014. He was born on March 11, 1925, son of the late Filippo and Josephine (Mortillaro) Demma and had lived in Hartford, Newington and Wethersfield, CT during his lifetime. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and Ward Cusati and Lori Demma. ... Read more


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Leslie B. Urso

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: September 9, 2014

Leslie B. Urso, 58, of Wethersfield died peacefully on Friday September 5, 2014 at the Connecticut Hospice. Born to the late Frank and Helen (Meyers) Urso, Leslie attended New Britain Schools and graduated from Pulaski High School. He loved the outdoors, was very outgoing and where ever he went people seemed to know him. Coming from California, Leslie worked in several states as a data base administrator, most recently at Infosys at North... Read more


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Jacob Turek, Jr.

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 20, 2014

Jacob Turek, Jr, of Newington, beloved husband for 37 years of Danuta "Donna" (Belau) Turek, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 with his family by his side. Tackling his second affliction with cancer, he fought valiantly after curative surgery but succumbed to chronic lung disease while still in the hospital. He was the son of the late Judita and Jakob Turek. "Jack", as he was affectionately known, grew up in a small German village in... Read more


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Angela T. Niedziela

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: September 10, 2014

Angela T. (Drag) Niedziela, 96, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Niedziela. Born in New Britain, she was a life-long city resident and attended Sacred Heart School. Angela worked for Stanley Works for over 30 years and was a member of their Retirees' Club. A loving "Cioci," she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends... Read more


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Jean Parent

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 10, 2014

Jean Y. Parent, 74, of Newington, beloved husband of the late Frances (King) Parent died Wednesday, September 3, 2014. He was born in Hartford, the son of the late Peter and Alice (Quirion) Parent and resided in Newington for the past 45 years, leading a self-less life. Before his retirement, Jean had been employed by the Wire Mold Corp. for 38 years. Jean is survived by his son Roland Parent of Newington, Jean's companion Irene Mercouriou, his... Read more


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Royce Majors

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 7, 2014

Royce D. Majors, 87, peacefully departed this world on Monday, September 1, 2014. Born in Nashville, TN on December 17, 1926, Royce was the son of the late James and Nerna (Thomas) Majors. The Majors family moved to Connecticut when Royce was three months old and he lived in the greater Hartford area his whole life. Royce attended local schools and graduated from Bloomfield High School. At 18, he was drafted and served in World War II in what... Read more


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Dorothy L. Lumpkin

Riverdale, Georgia
Service Date: September 7, 2014

Dorothy L. (Majors) Lumpkin, 89, of Riverdale, GA, died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Roosevelt Lumpkin. Born in Nashville, TN, she lived in Hartford and Bloomfield for many years, before moving to Riverdale, GA a few years ago. Dorothy was employed as a crossing guard by the Town of Bloomfield for many years. Survivors include her seven children: Richard Whittington, Harriet Lumpkin, Earl Lumpkin, Phillip... Read more


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Raymond F. Widlak

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 6, 2014

Raymond F. Widlak, 91, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Aurora Senior Living in New Britain with his family at his side. Born on June 14, 1923, Ray was the son of the late John and Anna (Okma) Motowidlak. A Veteran of WWII, Ray proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a service manager for the White Motor Company. Ray had a talent for... Read more


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Cecelia T. Popovich

October 13, 1925 – August 30, 2014
Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 5, 2014

Cecelia T. Popovich, 88, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at The Jefferson House in Newington, with her family at her side. Born on October 13, 1925, in New Britain, Cecelia was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Ciepla) Malinowski and the wife of the late Joseph Popovich. Prior to her retirement in 1992, Cecelia was employed as a secretary for Heublein, Inc. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church... Read more


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Julianne Marie Roberge

December 2, 1999 – August 30, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: September 4, 2014

Julianne Marie Roberge, 14, of Newington, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. Born on December 2, 1999, she is the daughter of Donald and Christine (Chrusciel) Roberge of Newington. Julianne began her freshman year at Newington High School and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She was a communicant of Saint Mary's Church. Julianne was a generous, loyal and thoughtful person with a heart of gold and the soul of an... Read more


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Margaret "Peg" Dignoti

July 20, 1936 – August 26, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: August 30, 2014

Margaret H. Dignoti, 78, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born on July 20, 1936 in Hartford, Margaret was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Preston) Higgins. A champion for individuals with disabilities, Margaret enjoyed a long and successful career as the Executive Director for ARC, a nonprofit advocacy group in Hartford. During her career with ARC, Margaret received the Executive... Read more


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Irene Dirrigl

South Windsor, Connecticut
Service Date: August 30, 2014

Irene (Grzesczyk) Dirrigl, 77, of South Windsor, wife of the late John Dirrigl passed away on August 26, 2014.Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Konstanty and Rozalia (Warych) Grzesczyk. Irene was a graduate of New Britain High School and Hillyer College and worked in the Lending Department of Liberty Bank, Middletown for over 20 years. She and her late husband, John lived and raised their three daughters in Middletown, CT for... Read more


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Helene Grzelak

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 30, 2014

Helene (Jakob) Grzelak, 90, of New Britain, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Mieczyslaw "Mike" Grzelak. Born in Poland, she was a New Britain resident for most of her life. Helene loved cooking Polish food for her family and enjoyed visiting the casinos. A devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she leaves six children,... Read more


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Anna Talalaj

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 30, 2014

Anna Talalaj, 93, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born in New Britain, daughter of the late Felix and Stella (Mazanski) Talalaj. She was a lifelong resident of New Britain and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of their Ladies' Guild. Anna was involved in many community and religious organizations. She was a member of the New Britain Council of Catholic Women and was Secretary of the Polish Roman... Read more


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Irene L. (Wylot) Borkowski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: August 27, 2014

Irene L. (Wylot) Borkowski, 87, of Newington, loving wife of Leonard Borkowski for 67 years, returned to the waiting arms of her Heavenly Father, on Friday, August 22nd, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband, children, grandchildren and dear friends. Irene was never alone and constantly reminded of how much she was truly loved, and her kindness, zest for life, and warm personality will remain in our hearts forever. Irene was a devoted wife,... Read more


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Stanislaw Szczotko

March 11, 1932 – August 22, 2014
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 26, 2014

Stanislaw Szczotko, 82, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was a hard-working, gentle man who loved his family and church. Born in Poland in 1932, he immigrated to the United States in 1965. Affectionately known as "Dziadek," he will be missed by his daughter, Danuta Podpora and her husband, Zenon, of Pleasant Valley, NY and his son, Janusz Szczotko Stanson, and his wife, Pamela, of Raleigh, NC.... Read more


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Elsie (Mrozowski) Dombrowik

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 22, 2014

Elsie Elizabeth (Mrozowski) Dombrowik, 85, of New Britain, beloved wife of Eugene Dombrowik for 58 years, passed away on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at The Hospital of Central CT – New Britain campus surrounded by her family. Born in Rockfall, CT on Dec 29, 1928, Elsie was the daughter of the late Antoni and Marianna (Tokarz) Mrozowski. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown and worked for Aetna Life & Casualty and the State... Read more


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Mary (Wrobel) Paliwoda

New York City, New York
Service Date: August 25, 2014

Mary (Wrobel) Paliwoda, 93, of New Britain and New York City, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in New York City. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 65 years, Henry M. Paliwoda. Born in New Britain on January 17, 1921 to Mary (Krawczyk) and Francis "Frank" Wrobel she lived in New Britain for 92 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. At Sacred Heart in November of 1941 she was one of the original organizers of the Society of... Read more


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Karen Seiler

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: August 26, 2014

Karen Seiler's broken heart gave way August 19, 2014. Born on December 2, 1950 to the late Frederick and Mary Ellen Price. She was predeceased by her love Joseph F. Seiler Jr. 15 years prior. Karen and Joseph were both dedicated, long time employees of the State of Connecticut. Karen was a graduate of Stamford Catholic High School and continued her education at the University of Connecticut. After graduating she went on to study law at the... Read more


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Janina (Baclawska) Gogol-Oziebala

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 20, 2014

Janina (Baclawska) Gogol-Oziebala, 57, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Henryk Oziebala. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her daughter, Agnieszka Gogol-Krzyzewska, son, Jacek Gogol and their families. Janina's funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 20th at 8:45 a.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial,... Read more


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Maria (Freitas) Braga

December 26, 1945 – August 16, 2014

Service Date: August 23, 2014

Maria Helena (Freitas) Braga, 68,wife of Antonio, died peacefully August 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born December 26, 1945 in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, to the late Antonio and Maria (Sousa) Freitas. Born into a large family, Maria was the oldest girl of ten children. Marrying Antonio Costa Braga on April 30, 1966, they began building their own family in the Azores and then fulfilled their dreams by moving to the... Read more


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Donna H. Kaminsky

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: August 20, 2014

Donna Harriet (Zabarsky) Kaminsky, 70, of Newington died on Monday, August 18, 2014 at home. She was the beloved wife of Jay Kaminsky for 50 years. Born in Worcester, MA to Blossom (Gurwitz) Zabarsky and the late Charles Zabarsky, she was a resident of Newington for the past 48 years. Donna graduated from the University of Hartford, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education. She worked in the cafeteria of Martin... Read more


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Frank J. Siraco

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: private service

Frank J. Siraco, 90, of West Hartford, loving husband for 69 years of Mary J. (Taurone) Siraco, peacefully passed away at St. Mary's Home on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Born in East Boston, MA, he had been a resident of Burlington and Malden, MA and recently made his home in West Hartford. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Frank was a mechanical engineer for MIT Draper Lab in Cambridge, MA and was involved... Read more


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Henryk B. Gierlinski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 13, 2014

Henryk B. Gierlinski, 89, of New Britain, the loving husband of Jadwiga (Samojlik) Zywno Gierlinski, passed away on August 8, 2014 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Stefan and Klara (Skalecka) Gierlinski. Henryk was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He was a machinist at Fafnir Bearing Co. in Newington where he retired after many years of employment. A proud veteran of the Polish Army, he... Read more


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Chester F. Bukowski

Vernon, Connecticut
Service Date: August 16, 2014

Chester "Chet" Felix Bukowski, of Vernon, CT/ Silverdale, WA, and formerly of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, August 7th, at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, WA. He was the loving husband of the late D. Elizabeth "Betty" (Bohn) Bukowski (d1999). Chet was born in New Britain, on 3 February 1931 to his late parents Chester John Bukowski (d1955) and Anne (Sokolski) Bukowski (d1998). He was educated in local N.B. schools. As a youth,... Read more


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Elaine D. Harris

South Windsor, Connecticut
Service Date: August 11, 2014

Elaine D. (Desrocher) Harris, 81, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2014 at Kimberly Hall North in Windsor. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Norbert and Eva (Belisle) Desrocher, she worked for H.B. Fishman and Co. for many years. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. Elaine leaves her three loving children; Mark Harris and his... Read more


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Lydia J. Barrieau

Bloomfield, Connecticut
Service Date: August 13, 2014

Lydia Janet Barrieau, of West Hartford, daughter of the late Herve and Marie Barrieau, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Born in Hartford, she resided in Atlanta, GA, Rome, Italy and Bridgeport. A graduate of Hartford High School and Oglethorpe University, Lydia was employed by the College Board of Atlanta. She then pursued a life abroad where Lydia served as a member of the Food and Agricultural Organization of Rome, Italy. Upon returning to... Read more


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Robert A. Casinghino

Port Ewen, New York
Service Date: August 9, 2014

Robert A. Casinghino (Rob), 35, tragically passed away on August 4, 2014, in a home accident in Port Ewen, New York. Born on February 11, 1979, he was the beloved son of Arnold and Joan (Peyton) Casinghino of West Hartford. Rob graduated from William H. Hall High School in 1997 and in 2001 he graduated with honors from Marist College. From early childhood Rob was a computer whiz who lived and breathed computers. He was employed by IBM in... Read more


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Emmett F. Powers

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: August 12, 2014

Emmett "The Fonz" Powers, 57, of Wethersfield, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, with family and friends at his side. Born in Hartford to the late Thomas F. Powers, Jr., and Margaret (Gorman) Powers, he was a Newington resident for many years before moving to Wethersfield. He held numerous jobs through the HARC program, and was most recently very happily employed by The Hartford in the cafeteria. Emmett was an... Read more


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Jean Rosalie Buzanoski

Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: August 12, 2014

Jean Rosalie (Kulmacz) Buzanoski of Plainville, passed away on August 3, 2014 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a brief illness with her family by her side. Born in New Britain, she attended Sacred Heart School and New Britain High School. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 71 years, Edmund L. Buzanoski, Sr. She is survived by two sons: Edmund L. Buzanoski, Jr. and his wife, Ellen of Boynton Beach, FL and V. William... Read more


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A. Patricia (Daley) Stapleton

Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: August 8, 2014

A. Patricia (Daley) Stapleton, 82, of Berlin, formerly of Newington, died early Sunday morning August 3, 2014 comforted and surrounded by her family during her brief illness. A social person who was a lover of FAMILY, children, chocolate, a perfect Manhattan, the Red Sox, UConn, traveling with her late husband, Bob, and her Irish heritage; Pat has left her inspirational positive spirit for all to emulate. She was a friend and caregiver to all.... Read more


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Carol Doyle Torry

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: October 4, 2014

Carol Doyle Torry, of Newington, died peacefully at the Jefferson House on July 28, 2014. She was 77. Born Carol Ann Doyle on Feb. 6, 1937, in Hartford, to John E. Doyle and Elizabeth (Hogan) Doyle, Dimple was the oldest of four. After a harrowing experience with her mom at the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, everyone knew that Carol was a survivor. At home, the Queen Bee held court over her three beloved brothers -- Jack, Rich, and Bobby. ... Read more


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John "Butch" E. Wytas, Jr.

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: August 1, 2014

John "Butch" E. Wytas, Jr., 71, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. Born in New Britain, on Oct. 1, 1942, son of the late John Edward Wytas, Sr. and Laura (Orloski) Wytas, he was a lifelong resident. Butch honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. John is survived by his son Steven J. Wytas and his wife Michele of Haddam and his two grandsons, Samuel and Nathan. He also leaves his brother Robert Wytas and his wife... Read more


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Linda J. (Gilbert) Bump

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: August 1, 2014

Linda J. (Gilbert) Bump, 65, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her adoring family. Born in Bath, ME, daughter of the late George and Georgia (Gunther) Gilbert, she has lived in Newington for the last 31 years, where she raised her family. Linda retired from the VA Hospital in Newington, after 35 years of employment. Linda enjoyed her television programs, doing puzzles, playing cards and spending time... Read more


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