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Gasper R. D'Onofrio obituary photo

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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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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Eleanor Augustyn

January 8, 1920 – April 17, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 21, 2016

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, Eleanor Augustyn, 96, entered into eternal life at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Dickson City, PA on January 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Mary (Berlinski) Bielawski. She had been a New Britain resident since 1945, and prior to her 1982 retirement she was employed for 32 years with Fafnir Bearing where she had also served as a President of the Office Girls Club. She was... Read more


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Susan M. Labas

Weston, Massachusetts
Service Date: April 22, 2016

Susan (Manchak) Labas, 96, of Weston, MA, formerly of New Britain, loving wife of the late John M. Labas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born in Starford, PA, daughter of the late John and Anna (Michrina) Manchak, she lived most of her life in New Britain, moving to Weston only recently to be closer to family. A woman of devout faith, Susan was a long-time member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in New Britain as well as... Read more


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Zdzislaw "Jeff" Wolodkowicz

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 22, 2016

Zdzislaw "Jeff" Wolodkowicz, 55, of New Britain died on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at home. Born in Poland, son of Regina Wolodkowicz of New Britain and the late John Wolodkowicz, he lived in New Britian for the last 45 years. Jeff worked at National Eastern, Plainville for many years and enjoyed gardening, music and hiking in his spare time. Besides his mother, Regina, he leaves his sister Lucy Wolodkowicz of New Britain, his lifetime companion... Read more


Florence (Gronowski) Kaliszewski obituary photo

Florence (Gronowski) Kaliszewski

April 11, 1920 – April 15, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 20, 2016

Florence (Gronowski) Kaliszewski, 96, of Newington, died peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Kaliszewski who died in 1998. A lifelong Newington resident, Mrs. Kaliszewski was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. She was a member and past president of the Sacred Heart Church Ladies Guild and a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She and Frank were devoted members of the church,... Read more


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James Liam Manion

November 14, 1993 – April 15, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 23, 2016

James Liam Manion, 22, of Boston and Newington, passed away on April 15, 2016, in Boston. He was born on November 14, 1993, in New Britain and raised in Newington, where he attended local schools and graduated from Newington High School. James was currently attending the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston working towards a degree in applied math. He had hoped to pursue his doctorate. James loved Boston. One of his favorite pastimes in... Read more


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Frank W. Zajko

December 11, 1923 – April 15, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 23, 2016

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Frank W. Zajko, 92, a longtime New Britain resident, entered into eternal life at John Dempsey Hospital. Born in Newington on December 11, 1923, he was the son of the late Paul & Pauline (Klinek). He was a WWII veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Seabee. Prior to retirement, he was a foreman with General Motors for many years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Sophie (Zyskowski) Zajko, a son... Read more


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Adolph W. Kluk

September 10, 1919 – April 14, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 19, 2016

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Adolph W. Kluk, 96, passed into eternal life with his loving family at his side. Born in Lawrence, MA on September 10, 1919, he was the son of the late Frank and Nellie (Bliss) Kluk. He served our country during WWII in the United States Army in the Engineering Division. Prior to his 1982 retirement, he was employed many years with Allen Manufacturing. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (Sutcavage) Kluk... Read more


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Penelope Holly Kinney

North Franklin
Service Date: April 18, 2016

Penelope H. Kinney, 71, of North Franklin and formerly of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her home. Born in New Britain to the late James and Esther (Sanberg) Brown. She attended local schools, achieved her master's degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and was a teacher in the Hartford area for many years. A member of First Lutheran Church, Penny loved to cook, write music, especially loved playing the... Read more


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Johanna G. Zurek

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 18, 2016

Johanna G. (Granfield) Zurek, 94, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Zurek. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late William and Mary (Foley) Granfield, she was a Newington resident for over 70 years and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. She attended Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, MA and was employed by the Travelers Insurance Co. for many... Read more


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Dennis W. Blaszko

January 15, 1974 – April 12, 2016
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: April 16, 2016

Dennis W. Blaszko, 42, of West Hartford, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the beloved son of Waclaw and Danuta (Pomorski) Blaszko of Kensington. Dennis graduated from Sacred Heart School, Berlin High School, and Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. He was president of B & N Aerospace, Inc. of Newington, where his strengths lied in contract negotiations and exceptional communication skills. He... Read more


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Robert Bruce Hadden

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: April 13, 2016

Robert Bruce Hadden, 83, of Rocky Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2016, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Blakeslee) Hadden for 53 years. Born in Hartford, son of the late Andrew and Blanche (Morin) Hadden, he grew up and resided in Hartford until moving to Rocky Hill 23 years ago. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of New England Fire... Read more


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Helen M. Korzynski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Helen M. (Jaglowski) Korzynski, 99, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon Korzynski. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Amelia (Anulewicz) Jaglowski, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. She enjoyed spending time volunteering for the church's various activities and was a devoted homemaker for her daughters as they grew up. A... Read more


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Anthony Fierro

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: April 14, 2016

Anthony Fierro age 50 was taken suddenly from us. Father, brother, son and best friend,he died the evening of Friday April 8th 2016 and was born on May 9th 1966. He is survived by daughter, Katie Fierro of Wethersfield , brother Phillip Fierro of Hartford, John Fierro of Florida , sister Donna Lewzyck of Berlin and parents Felice and Beverly Fierro of Newington. a graduate of E.C Goodwin Technical High School. He had a passion for the outdoors... Read more


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Beata Nowicka-Sans

Newington
Service Date: April 15, 2016

Beata Nowicka-Sans, 52, of Newington, passed away quietly on Friday, April 8, 2016. She was born in Poland and made her home in the U.S. where she was employed as a microbiologist by Bristol Myers Squibb for 15 years and most recently by Glaxo Smith Kline. She is survived by her mother, Alina (Puczko) Baba, her son, Michal Nowicki and her daughter, Alina Sans. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, April 13th at 8:45 a.m. at the Newington... Read more


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John James Namnoum

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 11, 2016

John James Namnoum, 86, beloved husband and soul mate of Lucille (Telesca) Namnoum, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Namnoum. A devoted civic leader, John's life was marked by many achievements and accolades. He was a founding parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Newington Friends of Football. He was honored with a Humanitarian Award from... Read more


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Helen Mary (Stachelek) Beaulieu

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 11, 2016

Helen Mary (Stachelek) Beaulieu, 88, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at her home, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Sylvio J. Beaulieu for over 50 years. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Rozalja (Sokolowski) Stachelek, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. Helen retired from Stanley Works after 25 years of employment... Read more


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John Humphrey Davis

Newington
Service Date: services pending

John Humphrey Davis, 88, of Newington, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. Born in Braintree, MA on February 2, 1928, the youngest son of Irvin and Florence Davis, Mr. Davis was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend. He is survived by his wife, Sharon and daughters Rachael Davis, of New Britain, and Susan Silva and her husband David, of CA, and granddaughter Grace Sharon. Mr. Davis... Read more


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Fausto "William" Jara

November 19, 1920 – April 6, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 11, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Fausto "William" Jara, 95, passed into eternal life with his loving family by his side. Born in Ancash, Peru, on November 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Eusebio & Luisa (Durand) Jara. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church in Hartford and was a President and Co-Founder of the St. Rose of Lima Committee in Newington. He loved his farm in Capellania, Peru where he had many animals he loved dearly. He... Read more


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Raoul L. "Ray" Carrier

December 11, 1932 – April 3, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 8, 2016

Raoul "Ray" Louis Carrier of Newington passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning. He was married to his late wife Jeanne (Pelletier) (Belanger) Carrier for 39 years. He was born in New Britain, CT on December 11, 1932, the son of the late Edmund & Agathe (Martineau) Carrier. He served in the United States Army, Private 1st Class E-3, during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. Ray worked at Fenn Manufacturing in Newington for 34 years.... Read more


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Dorothy Hirst

Newington
Service Date: April 9, 2016

Dorothy E. Hirst, 94, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Hirst for 25 years. Born and raised in Elyria, OH, daughter of the late James and Etta (Sayers) Ely, she came to Newington in 1959 and was a long-standing active member of the Church of Christ Congregational in Newington. Dorothy graduated with a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Oberlin College (formerly... Read more


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Lois E. Schwanke

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 6, 2016

Lois Elaine Schwanke went home peacefully and most joyfully to meet her dear Savior on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. Lois was born on March 3, 1932 at Chapman Court in New Britain. She married her husband of 56 years, Walter H. Schwanke, and moved to Newington where she lived the rest of her life. She worked part-time at the Rare Reminder and Shoe Center, but her career was raising her children. Lois leaves "but for a moment" her four children and... Read more


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Ruth P. Antonucci

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Ruth P. Antonucci, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 surrounded by her family, she was 89. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Minnie (D'Inocenza) Antonucci and was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Skip Begey, her three brothers, Tony, Terry and Al Antonucci, her nephew, John Begey, and her cousin and friend, Marie Foster. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and extended family. Born and raised... Read more


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Jan Salamucha

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: April 9, 2016

Jan Salamucha, 62, of Wethersfield, loving father, grandfather, and devoted husband of Bozena (Kacprzyk) Salamucha, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016 while surrounded by his loving family. He fought heroically in his battle against cancer, and had never once let the cruel circumstances of his 10-month illness dampen his positive spirit. Born on December 12, 1953 in Ostroleka, Poland, he was a son of the late Zygmunt and Wladyslawa ... Read more


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Lois C. (Ubele) Sprouls

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 9, 2016

Lois C. (Ubele) Sprouls, 90, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late George Sprouls, her high school sweetheart, for 50 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Laura (Strobel) Ubele, she lived in PA, IL and NJ before moving to Old Saybrook in 1977 and then settling in Newington in 1999. She later moved to Avery Heights in Hartford. Lois was employed by... Read more


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Lois Stilkey

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 6, 2016

Lois (Rustigian) Stilkey, 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain with her sister Pamela Rustigian by her side, and with Marianne Pajak available via cell phone from Arizona. Lois was born on December 10, 1947 and resided in New Britain, after living several years in Newington. Lois graduated in 1966, from Newington High School, and then went onto becoming a professional... Read more


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Robert Bob Ellis

Seymour, Connecticut
Service Date: April 2, 2016

Robert "Bob" W. Ellis, 62, of Seymour, beloved husband of Bette (McGuire) Ellis for 36 years, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 surrounded by his family after a short courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Stamford, a son of the late Raymond and Louise (Harvey) Ellis and was a 33 year resident of Seymour. He was a graduate of Rippowam High School and City College of New York. Bob was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Seymour and... Read more


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Maria (Garcia) Fuller

Bloomfield, Connecticut
Service Date: April 4, 2016

Maria (Garcia) Fuller, 57, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. She was the beloved life partner of Roy Herzlich of Bloomfield for 22 years. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Hartford and was a 1976 graduate of South Catholic High School. She was a Bloomfield resident for the past 17 years and a member of Sacred Heart Church. Maria loved singing and dancing and sang in the Hartford Chorale, performing at many... Read more


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Zofia Gawronska

August 7, 1943 – March 29, 2016
New Britain/Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: April 2, 2016

Zofia (Grzyb) Gawronska, 72, of Plainville, formerly of New Britain passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Gawronski for 48 years. Zofia was born in Poland to the late Marcin and Marianna (Godfryd) Grzyb. A longtime resident of New Britain, she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of its Rosary Society. Zofia was employed by Atlantic Machine Tool for many years and made... Read more


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Ludwika Wychowanski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 1, 2016

Ludwika (Czarna) Wychowanski, 78, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poland to the late Stanislaw and Stefania Czarna, she immigrated to New York City in 1958 and began her life in the U.S. Prior to her retirement, Ludwika was employed by Okay Industries in New Britain for many years and made many friends there. She had a love for flowers and a fondness for animals especially... Read more


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Rita (Murtha) Quinn

December 28, 1929 – March 25, 2016
Newington
Service Date: March 29, 2016

Rita (Murtha) Quinn, 86, of Newington, died peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Quinn. Born and raised in Hartford, daughter of the late James and Mae (McGrath) Murtha, she resided in Newington for many years. Mrs. Quinn retired from the Newington Board of Education after 20 years of employment and was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. A devoted mother,... Read more


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Helene Sands-Proulx

November 21, 1960 – March 25, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 1, 2016

Helene Sands-Proulx was born on November 21, 1960, daughter of Alan and Risa Sands. She died peacefully, but not without her usual spirited fight, on March 25, 2016. Helene graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in English and spent much of her life writing, working in advertising, creating non-profit newsletters and sending confrontational letters to assorted politicians. Helene spent much of her life taking on challenges and... Read more


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Peter Veleas

January 22, 1922 – March 25, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 31, 2016

Peter Veleas, 94, of Newington passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016, after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Lazaris) Veleas. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late Maria and Costas Veleas and resided in Newington for many years. In 1943 Peter was drafted into the United States Army where he served bravely in World War II. He was trained as a short-order cook and as a sharpshooter. He was an infantry... Read more


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Jose F. Meneses

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: March 30, 2016

Jose F. Meneses, 88, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 24, 2016, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Marques) Meneses. Born in Portugal, he immigrated to the U.S. 51 years ago and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. As a young man, he was a semi-professional soccer player and then went on to work as a referee in Portugal. A loving father and grandfather, he... Read more


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Virginia Anne (Lach) Pulaski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 28, 2016

Virginia Anne (Lach) Pulaski passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She was to celebrate her 91st birthday in May of this year. She was the beloved wife for 53 years of Dr. John E. Pulaski, who predeceased her by 13 years. She will be remembered for her deep love of family, her love of music and of the outdoors. She grew up in Hartford close to the Mark Twain house and that of her childhood idol Katharine Hepburn. Her... Read more


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Jennie Skovich

October 23, 1912 – March 23, 2016
Annapolis, Maryland
Service Date: March 28, 2016

Jennie Skovich, 103, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late John Skovich for 38 years. Born in New Britain, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church and past financial secretary of its Society for the Protection of the Sisterhood. Jennie was employed by Fafnir Bearing for 15 years where she inspected bearings for the... Read more


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Cecelia Calarese Deschler

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Cecelia "Cele" (Calarese) Deschler, 99, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Married to Engelbert Deschler for 41 years, she was born and grew up in Milford, MA and lived in Hartford before moving to Newington in 1946. Mrs. Deschler received a BA in Education from the University of Connecticut and taught English for many years at Martin Kellogg and John Wallace Middle Schools. Passionate about education, Mrs... Read more


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Concetta T. Quatrocelli

February 16, 1923 – March 22, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 1, 2016

Concetta T. Quatrocelli, 93, of Newington, beloved wife of the late Rudolph E. Quatrocelli, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 22, 2016), at John Dempsey Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford on February 16, 1923, she was one of seven children of Giuseppe Tralli and Angelina Tuffo. She was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, where she was an avid athlete. Upon graduating high school, she was employed by G. Fox and... Read more


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Francoise Merritt

April 8, 1933 – March 21, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 28, 2016

On Monday, March 21, 2016, at 3:15 AM, Francoise Merritt, 82, of Newington passed away peacefully with her family at her side after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Nice, France to the late Francois & Calliope (Christodolous) Vidal, and spent most of her life in Rhodes, Greece. She was an amazing athlete, and was invited to compete in the Olympics for Greece as a swimmer. She worked most of her life as a waitress,... Read more


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Mariusz Skubisz

February 3, 1971 – March 21, 2016
New Britain & Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 29, 2016

On Monday, March 21, 2016, Mariusz Skubisz, 45, passed on into eternal life with his family by his side at Hartford Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Poland on February 3, 1971, the son of Marian & Irena (Wojewodka) Skubisz of New Britain. He came to the United States in 1987 and was educated as a teacher working in this capacity first few years after college. Most of his professional life until now was spent... Read more


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Ruth Eva Prill

July 16, 1919 – March 20, 2016
Newington
Service Date: March 24, 2016

Ruth Eva (Manke) Prill, 96, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Bel-Aire Manor. Born in Bristol on July 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Gustav and Olga (Gosse) Manke and the beloved wife of the late Herman Prill. She was a member of the Hartford Liederkranz, the Hartford Saengerbund and the Donughe Club, New Britain. Left to mourn her passing are her children: Robert A. Prill and his wife, Jacqueline of Newington,... Read more


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Joseph A. Charamut

August 13, 1940 – March 18, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 23, 2016

Joseph A. Charamut, 75, of Newington and formerly a longtime resident of Berlin, passed away surrounded by the love of his family, on Friday March 18,2016 after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in in New Britain, Joe was one of four children to the late Ladislaw J. and Marie Rose (Ferone) Charamut and the beloved husband of Veronica (Howard) Charamut. Joe attended New Britain Schools and proudly served his country as a member of the United... Read more


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Jane Tanski

Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 23, 2016

Jane J. (Semnoski) Tanski, 84, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 17, 2016. She was born in New Britain and was a gifted and talented pianist beginning at the age of 6. Jane attended the Hartt College of Music and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She was a church organist at various churches throughout her career including: St. Andrew Church, St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of Mercy and... Read more


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Robert J. Maliszewski

November 1, 1948 – March 15, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 18, 2016

Robert J. Maliszewski, 67, of Newington, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on March 15, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline Kuckel Maliszewski for 43 years. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Frances (Baceski) Maliszewski, he was a Newington resident for most of his life. After 35 years of service at the MDC, he was lucky enough to enjoy an early retirement doing the things he... Read more


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Elaine Snyder

December 6, 1941 – March 14, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Elaine Snyder, Newington, CT. Born 12/6/41, died peacefully 3/14/16 under the friendly care of hospice at Hartford Hospital with her son by her side. Elaine grew up outside Richmond, was her high school's Valedictorian and received a full scholarship to the University of Richmond where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation she taught English in public school but soon learned that job required more patience and fortitude than she... Read more


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Jozef Iskra

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 16, 2016

Jozef Iskra, 76, of New Britain, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Leokadia (Rembisz) Iskra for 51 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Pawel and Maria (Mikolajczyk) Iskra, he was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Holy Cross Church in New Britain. Along with his wife, a loving father and grandfather, he leaves his two sons, Miro Iskra and his wife Bernadette of... Read more


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Jadwiga Kulczynska

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 14, 2016

Jadwiga Kulczynska, 92, of New Britain, loving wife of the late Marek Kulczynski, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 12, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Jan and Marianna Spiewak. Born in Poland, she survived World War II and moved to France where she lived for 42 years before coming to New Britain 4 years ago to make her home with her daughter and her family. A woman of devout faith, she prayed daily and was a member... Read more


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Vivian A. Berry

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 14, 2016

Vivian Ann (Greco) Berry passed from this life on March 11th at the Hospital of Central CT, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 13, 1920 to Anthony and Angelina (Civitelli) Greco in Kensington, Vivian graduated from Berlin High School in 1938. In 1940, she graduated from New Britain General Hospital Nurses Training, and worked as a nurse anesthesiologist and OB/GYN nurse at the hospital until she started her own family. Vivian married... Read more


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Dorothy Perry

Harwich Port, Massachusetts
Service Date: private service

Dorothy (Tanner) Perry, 93, of Harwich Port, MA, formerly of Newington, CT, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Liberty Commons in Chatham. She was the loving wife of the late Edwin B. Perry for 52 years. Dot was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth (Balfour) Tanner and resided both in CT and Cape Cod for 46 years. She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port; a Master Bridge... Read more


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Helen T. Giantonio

November 24, 1919 – March 10, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 19, 2016

Helen T. (DiLoreto) Giantonio, 96, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born in New Britain to the late Donato and Teresa (D'Amato) DiLoreto and was a long-time parishioner of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. Helen was an avid card player, bowler and golfer. She was also an employee of G. Fox and Company for many years. She is survived by her son, Paul J. Giantonio and his fiancé, Leslie King of... Read more


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Dorothy Fabian Trela

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 14, 2016

Dorothy H. (Fabian) Trela, 88, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward E. Trela. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Roy and Helen (Gajda) Fabian, she was a Newington resident for over 50 years. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary #4, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of Amaranth and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her... Read more


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David Laskarzewski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 12, 2016

David Laskarzewski, 56, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 7, 2016 at his home. Born in New Britain, son of Edward Joseph and Genevieve (Rakuza) Laskarzewski of New Britain, he was a lifelong resident attending Sacred Heart School and graduating from New Britain High School in 1977. Growing up, David was very involved in the Boy Scouts and throughout his life enjoyed the outdoors, spending time fishing, camping and... Read more


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Anne Grzewinski

December 24, 1924 – March 5, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 10, 2016

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, Anne Grzewinski, 91, passed away at her home peacefully with her family at her side. Born on December 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Anna (Wroblewska) Blumsztein. She was a lifelong New Britain resident where prior to retirement, she was an Assistant City Clerk. She was a member of the Holy Cross Ladies Guild, the Council of Catholic Women, the Municipal Retirees Association, and was a former... Read more


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William J. Reynolds

Newington
Service Date: March 8, 2016

William J. Reynolds, 92, of Newington, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was the loving husband of Lorraine Reynolds for 65 years. Born in Somerville, MA, he was a longtime Newington resident. He attended Boston College to study Economics and Law and later in his career, went on to attend Rutgers University's School of Banking. He also attended various courses offered by the American Institute of Banking, American Bar... Read more


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Yolanda Rodriguez

October 14, 1921 – March 3, 2016
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: March 9, 2016

Yolanda (Munoz) Rodriguez, 94, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lima, Peru, daughter of the late Ricardo and Margarita (Rivera) Munoz, she came to the U.S. 26 years ago and was a West Hartford resident for the last 16 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Yolanda loved to cook, but above all things, cherished her role as a grandmother and... Read more


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Sharyn L. Miller-Huey

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 5, 2016

Sharyn L. "Shari" (Lindequist) Miller-Huey, 64, of Newington, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2016, at the Hospital of Central CT, after a long illness. Shari was born on February 5, 1952, in Norwood, MA, where she spent most of her childhood. She then moved to CT with her family and graduated from Newington High School in 1970. She became an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Ajax-Rent-A-Car, Airways, and CT Micro Corp, while also... Read more


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Margaret "Muffi" Lavigne Plum

Somers, Connecticut
Service Date: March 7, 2016

Margaret "Muffi" Lavigne Plum, 44, of Somers, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 29, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Christopher Plum of Ridgefield. Born in Concord, MA, daughter of James and Debora (Lauriat) Lavigne, she grew up in Somers and attended local schools. Muffi graduated from Somers High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and managed the field hockey and softball teams. She was active in several... Read more


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Mark F. Paradise

June 13, 1957 – February 28, 2016
Block Island, Rhode Island
Service Date: March 5, 2016

On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Mark F. Paradise, 58, left us all to cherish his memory and free spirit. He was born on June 13, 1957 in Harford, CT to his parents Francis "Ray" and Joyce (Williams) Paradise of Newington. Mark was fascinated with nature, spending much time walking the beaches of his beloved Block Island. He was an avid reader and loved spending time at the library where he constantly sought to expand his knowledge of the world... Read more


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Bernard J. Krzynowek

Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Bernard J. Krzynowek, 72, of Farmington, formerly of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home. Born in New Britain, son of the late Bernard and Ann (Belas) Krzynowek, he grew up in New Britain, attending local schools before becoming a Farmington resident 40 years ago. Bernard was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam as a Lt.... Read more


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Francis W. Cook, Jr.

November 18, 1922 – February 22, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 27, 2016

On Monday, February 22, 2016, Francis W. Cook, Jr., 93, a longtime Newington resident, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born on November 18, 1922, he was the son of the late Francis W. Cook, Sr. and Josephine (Sakalauskas) Cook. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy during WWII on the Destroyer Escort as a Chief Quartermaster. He received his professional training and education from Porter School of Design... Read more


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Dorothy Kijewski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 29, 2016

Dorothy Kijewski, 55, of New Britain died suddenly on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at home. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Waclaw and Janina Kijewski, she lived in New Britain for the past 38 years. Dorothy was a member of Holy Cross Church and worked at Travelers for many years. Survivors include three sisters: Kornelia Kotarski of New Britain, Halina Labaty and Stanislawa Pituch both in Poland, several nieces and nephews including Jaroslaw... Read more


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Mary V. Bowser

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: February 26, 2016

Mary V. (Paul) Bowser, 89, of Wethersfield, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence H. Bowser. Born in Tobique, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Patrick P. Paul and MaryAnn LaPorte, she lived in Wethersfield for the past 22 years, and prior to that was a long time Newington resident, where she raised her family. Mary was a... Read more


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Charles A. "Chuck" Kruczek

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 26, 2016

Charles A. "Chuck" Kruczek, 91, of New Britain, beloved husband of Helen (Pacinda) Kruczek, died on Sunday, February 21, 2016. He was born in Nanticoke, PA to the late Joseph and Catherine (Zrzeciak) Kruczek and graduated from Nanticoke High School. Charlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. After making his way to CT, he had worked as a landscaper for Carl E. Johnson & Sons of Kensington, as well as a jumper for Guida's... Read more


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Margaret T. Szymanski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 27, 2016

Margaret (Turner) Szymanski, wife of the late Casimer R. Szymanski, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2016. She was born in Hartford, CT on December 2, 1922 to the late Mary (Reardon) Turner and William J. Turner. Margaret grew up in the Parkville section of Hartford attending Our Lady of Sorrows School and graduating from Hartford Public High School. She married Casimer R. Szymanski and moved to New Britain in the mid 1940's. ... Read more


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Paul Boisvert

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 26, 2016

Paul Boisvert, 63, of Newington, formerly of Wethersfield, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016, surrounded by his family at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, son of the late Alfred and Leola (Fouquette) Boisvert, he was a longtime Wethersfield resident. Paul was employed by the State of CT Dept. of Transportation for over 30 years and Ugo DiGrazia, Inc. for many years. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Boston Red Sox and UConn... Read more


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Erna Gaszek

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 23, 2016

Erna (Cieslik) Gaszek, 88, of New Britain, died peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard Gaszek. Born in Germany, she was a New Britain resident since 1957 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She retired from Honeywell Skinner Valve after 25 years of employment. Erna and Bernie traveled together throughout the years and especially enjoyed Aruba, oftentimes... Read more


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Kathleen Richardson

Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

KATHLEEN DORMAN RICHARDSON of Farmington CT passed away on February 18, 2016 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Simon and Mary Frankowski of New Britain, CT and her sister Evelyn Zuk. Kathy, affectionately known as Goldie or Kathy, had been employed in the construction management field for many years and was the owner of KenRich Construction in South Florida prior to her retirement. After her retirement, she was an... Read more


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Christine M. Stoj

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 24, 2016

Christine M. Stoj, of New Britain, passed from this life on February 18, 2016 at Hartford Hospital after a long illness. Born in New Britain on June 14, 1949, she was the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Ziolkowski) Kusinski. A lifelong New Britain resident, Chris was a graduate of New Britain High School and CCSU Class of 1971. She also held a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Connecticut. She was a retired... Read more


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Michael John Yetz

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 24, 2016

Michael John Yetz, 61, of Newington passed away after battling acute renal failure, February 17, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. His loving wife, family, and friends were at his side. He was the son of Lora and Salvino Yetz. He was born in Hartford, CT and lived in Newington for 19 years. He graduated Rockville High School in 1972, and obtained his associates in computer programming at Hartford Poly-Tech. He met his wife in 1980, when he asked... Read more


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Maciej Wydrzynski

Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 22, 2016

Maciej Wydrzynski, 20, of Farmington and formerly of New Britain, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday evening, February 16, 2016. He was born in Przanysz, Poland on September 9, 1995 to Jacek and Bogumila (Lazicki) Wydrzynski. His family immigrated to the United States in 2001 and settled in New Britain where Maciej attended Sacred Heart School until 2006. He was a member of ZHP (Polish Scouting Organization) and also took classes at the Pope... Read more


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Richard E. Arel

Vero Beach, Florida
Service Date: February 22, 2016

Richard E. Arel, 79, of Newington and Vero Beach, FL died on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jo-Ann (Linden) Arel for the last 51 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Leon and Mary (Meyer) Arel, he lived in Newington most of his life and attended Holy Spirit Church and was a member of the Men's Club. Richard graduated from Newington High School class of '55 attended Hartford State Tech, received his Bachelor's... Read more


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Julia Markovcic Bojanowski

June 19, 1921 – February 13, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 19, 2016

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Julia Bojanowski, 94, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Born in Podstene, Croatia on June 19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Anton & Paulina (Zagar) Markovcic and was a New Britain resident since 1959. She was predeceased by her husband Tadeusz Bojanowski and a daughter Maria Wojciak. She is survived by her loving children Stanley Bojanowski and his wife Linda of Plainville, Joanne... Read more


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Andrzej Sudyka

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 17, 2016

Andrzej Sudyka, 51, a longtime Newington resident, currently living in New Britain passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Andrzej was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1995, to pursue the "American Dream", to provide a better living for his family and allow for his children to have a bright future. That is what his family will most miss him for, his caring and generous heart as well as his contagious sense of humor. ... Read more


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Sophie D. Kowalski

December 15, 1924 – February 12, 2016
Berlin, Connecticut
Service Date: February 20, 2016

Sophie ( Kapraszewski) Kowalski, age 91, formerly of New Britain and Berlin, died February 12th at Autumn Lake Healthcare after a long illness. Born in Great Barrington, Ma., she was the daughter of the late Teofila and Frank Kapraszewski. Sophie had been employed by the Stanley Works for many years; retiring in 1986. She had been a long time member of Holy Cross Church in New Britain and more recently Saint Paul Church in Kensington. She had... Read more


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Dominic M. Mazzoccoli

February 4, 1952 – February 11, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 20, 2016

Dominic M. Mazzoccoli, former beloved Newington Mayor and CT State Representative, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 11, 2016, after a five year battle with ALS. He was 64. Born in Hartford, he was the youngest son of the late Rocco and Regina (Michaud) Mazzoccoli. He graduated from Central Connecticut State College (now CCSU) with his Bachelor's degree in Earth Science and served as Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Dom worked for... Read more


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Dorothy (Yawin) (Kotyk) Belas

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: February 15, 2016

Dorothy (Yawin) (Kotyk) Belas of Wethersfield, CT died peacefully at home, Feb 10, 2016. Born Sept. 22, 1920 in New Britain, CT to Profyr & Olga (Lazorick) Yawin. Dorothy (Dottie) graduated from New Britain High School, Moody's Secretarial School, and took classes at CCSU. During WWII, she volunteered at New Britain General Hospital as a Pink Pinafore aide, and was a member of the "Will-O-Wisp" Letter Writing Club which sent gifts & letters to... Read more


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Edward W. Polomsky

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: February 19, 2016

Edward W. Polomsky, 82, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (Manning) Polomsky. Born in Hartford, he was a lifelong Newington resident and a member of St. Mary's Church and an officer of their Men's Club. Ed attended the Hartford Institute of Accounting and was employed by Royal Typewriter for 13 years and for the... Read more


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Lidia B. Carreira

January 22, 1927 – February 8, 2016
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: February 11, 2016

On Monday, February 8, 2016, Lidia B. Carreira, 89, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Mapleview Manor in Rocky Hill. Born in Mira De Aire, Portugal on January 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joaquim & Maria (Gaspar) Lavado. Her family was the joy of her life, and she took such great joy in caring those she loved, especially through her love of cooking. Lidia was predeceased by her husband Evaristo M.... Read more


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Barbara Liegey Sutak

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 11, 2016

Barbara (Liegey) Sutak, 85, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Sutak. Born in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Harvey) Liegey, she was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and its Ladies Guild. Barbara was a graduate of St. Raphael School of Nursing and was employed for most of her life as a Registered Nurse. She was a... Read more


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Dino Dan Colletta

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 13, 2016

Dino "Dan" R. Colletta, 85, of New Britain, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Dino was the son of the late Dino and Rena (Mascarina) Colletta. Dino served proudly in the United States Navy and then worked many years for Fafnir Bearing in New Britain. His hobbies included collecting antiques, bowling and playing cards with his family. Dino was also a huge fan of the UCONN HUSKIES. He is survived by several nieces and... Read more


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Edward J. Chmielewski, Sr.

Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 12, 2016

Edward J. Chmielewski, Sr., 86, of Kensington, CT, husband of 58 years to Theresa (Superson) Chmielewski, died peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2016. Eddie was born in 1929 in New Britain, CT, the 6th child of the late Boleslaw and Antonina (Nazgiewicz) Chmielewski. Eddie, nicknamed "Chimo" in school, graduated from New Britain High School in 1947 and the Porters School of Design, where he earned a degree in drafting and tool design. He... Read more


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George Joseph D'Amora, Jr.

August 1, 1950 – February 5, 2016
Manchester, Connecticut
Service Date: February 12, 2016

George Joseph D'Amora, Jr. 65, a longtime resident of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening February 5, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born on August 1, 1950, in Bryn Mawr, PA, George was the son of the late George Joseph and Mary (Giangulio) D'Amora, Sr., and the beloved husband of Lynn (Hayes) D'Amora of Manchester. George was a graduate of Manchester Community College and received his Bachelor's Degree from UCONN.... Read more


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Georgette B. Doucette

Waterbury, Connecticut
Service Date: February 9, 2016

Georgette (Ouellette) Doucette, 84, of Newington, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Meridian Manor in Waterbury. She was born in Canada to the late Lionel and Jeanne (Ouellete) Ouellette in 1931. Georgette is survived by her sons: John Doucette of Waterbury and Paul Doucette of Newington; her eight grandchildren; her three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alphie Doucette and her sister,... Read more


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Maria Celeste Gomes

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 10, 2016

Maria "Celeste" (Rodrigues) Gomes, 87, of West Hartford, died on Thursday, February 4, 2016. She was born in Prazeres de Aljubarrota, Portugal to the late Jose Rodrigues Igrovia Junior and Amelia (da Conceicao) Rodrigues in 1928. She was employed in Food Service at The Hartford for many years and was active in the Senior Community Center at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Celeste is survived by her daughters: Susana Henriques and her husband, Aderito... Read more


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Thomas S. Calvo

Conway, South Carolina
Service Date: February 9, 2016

Thomas Sebastian Calvo, 36, of Conway, SC, formerly of Newington, CT and Germantown, MD, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Born in New Britain, son of Diane Adams of Conway, SC and Anthony Calvo of Pinellas Park, FL, he grew up in Newington, Maryland and attended Newington High School. Despite all of his hardships during his brief life, Tommy made friends and touched lives because of his good heart... Read more


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Stephen C. Pinkham

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 5, 2016

Stephen C. Pinkham, 71, of Hartford, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Hartford to the late Stephen P. and Frances (Mankus) Pinkham in 1944. Stephen was employed by the Stanadyne Corporation for 46 years. He was a humble and generous soul who enjoyed photography, hiking, metal detecting and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his children: Brian Pinkham of North Carolina and Tanya... Read more


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