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Edward S. Skotnicki obituary photo

Edward S. Skotnicki

May 21, 1917 – May 20, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 23, 2017

Edward S. Skotnicki, 99, of New Britain, died peacefully on May 20, 2017, one day short of his 100th birthday. He was the beloved husband for 73 years, of the late Olga (Cherpak) Skotnicki. Born in New Britain, on May 21, 1917, son of the late Steve and Valeria (Bray) Skotnicki, he was a lifelong City resident and attended Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Ed retired from Fafnir Bearing Co., Newington, after many years of employment. He loved... Read more


Douglas F. Steponaitis, Sr. obituary photo

Douglas F. Steponaitis, Sr.

August 12, 1944 – May 19, 2017
Kensingtonton, Connecticut
Service Date: May 27, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Douglas F. Steponaitis, Sr., 72, departed this life with his beloved wife at his side at Gladeview Healthcare in Old Saybrook. Born in Naugatuck on August 13, 1944, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Gotlibowski) Steponaitis. After high school, he enlisted in the US Airforce during the Vietnam War. His devotion to our country led him to affiliate with organizations such as the VFW as a lifetime member in... Read more


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Elaine Pacinda

June 15, 1950 – May 16, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 23, 2017

Elaine Pacinda, 66, lifelong resident of New Britain, died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home with her mother by her side. She attended local schools and was a proud Girl Scout. She attended the CCARC Day Program for many years and was active in the Special Olympics, winning a Gold Medal in the "Jumping" event. She enjoyed making latch-hook pillows, watching the classic shows on TV Land with her housemates and family get-togethers. Elaine was... Read more


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Lendall F. Cleveland

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 18, 2017

Lendall F. Cleveland, 82, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley A. Cleveland. Born in Boston, MA, son of the late Lendall T. Cleveland and Josephine (Balukevich) Cleveland, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Len honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was... Read more


Claudia F. Clavet obituary photo

Claudia F. Clavet

Port Charlotte, Florida
Service Date: May 27, 2017

Claudia F. (Grala) Clavet, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fl., passed away on May 13, 2017. Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Bertha (Marchiczyk) Morin. She married Stanley Grala in New Britain on May 12, 1945. After his death in 1991 she was remarried to Robert Calvet who died in 2009. Claudia moved to Florida in 1989, but prior to that she owned restaurant in New Britain and a catering business in Newington. She... Read more


Bernadette K. Kennedy obituary photo

Bernadette K. Kennedy

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 20, 2017

Bernadette K. Kennedy, 77, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Friday morning, May 12th 2017. Born on July 24, 1939 in New York City, Bernadette was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathleen (Gibbons) Egan and was a first generation Irish-American, of which she was very proud. She was the beloved wife of 22 years to the late Joseph V. Kennedy. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a social worker in the healthcare... Read more


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Gerald Alan Levesque

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 16, 2017

Gerald Alan Levesque, 66, husband of Judith (Lichwiarz) Levesque, passed away peacefully Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in New Britain, Gerald is the son of Armand Levesque of Southington and Bertha (Fongemie) (Levesque) Reuss of Farmington. He was a graduate of Thomas Aquinas High School Class of 1969. After completing high school Gerald went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army during... Read more


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Kenneth Robert Murray

June 25, 1946 – May 9, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 12, 2017

Kenneth Robert Murray, age 70, born in Hartford, Connecticut, passed away on May 9, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Ken graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1964. He started his career at Aetna Life Insurance Company and worked there from 1963 to 1993. Ken then was employed by Gene Langan Volkswagen from 1993 to 2005. He also worked at MAFCO Electric, and finally retired for the third time from Connecticut Tire in 2013. Ken... Read more


Barbara (Mehan) Kidwell obituary photo

Barbara (Mehan) Kidwell

December 15, 1952 – May 6, 2017
Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: May 10, 2017

Barbara (Mehan) Kidwell, 64, of Plainville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph L. and Rosalie (Wrobel) Mehan, she attended local schools and graduated from UConn with a Bachelor's degree in English. Barbara worked as a secretary for the Board of Education throughout the Plainville school system for many years. In her leisure time, Barbara enjoyed going to tag sales and finding great bargains. She... Read more


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John J. Koziol

January 11, 1918 – May 6, 2017
Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 19, 2017

John J. Koziol, 99, of Kensington, CT, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born in New Britain, CT, on January 11, 1918, son of the late Michael and Josephine (Radaj) Koziol and loving husband of the late Rita (Marcoux) Koziol. John and Rita were married for 61 years until her passing in 2011. They enjoyed their time together, especially cheering on the UConn Women's Basketball team and their beloved Boston Red Sox and their many... Read more


Wieslaw Glogowski obituary photo

Wieslaw Glogowski

September 27, 1937 – May 5, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 15, 2017

Wieslaw Glogowski, 79, of New Britain, CT died peacefully on May 5, 2017 ending a three year battle with cancer. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1966 with his wife, Zofia and four children. He first worked at Atlantic Tool and then took a position at Caval Tool & Die where he worked for 33 years. Wieslaw enjoyed many trips with his wife, spending time with his family and friends and especially loved being with his... Read more


Margaret "Peggy" Fijolek obituary photo

Margaret "Peggy" Fijolek

January 24, 1947 – May 4, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 11, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Fijolek, 70, of New Britain, formerly of Simsbury, died on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Theodore and Anne (Kurnik) Fijolek, she graduated from Simsbury High School Class of 1965. Peggy was employed by Allstate Insurance for many years and then Stop & Shop up until her retirement. She was a parishioner of St. Jerome Church and was a regular Bingo player there for many years. Peggy also enjoyed watching... Read more


Kazimiera Kozielec obituary photo

Kazimiera Kozielec

April 17, 1944 – April 29, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 2, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Kazimiera Kozielec, 73, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, after a long illness. Born in Jastrzabka Nowa, Poland on April 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Franciszek & Tekla (Starzec) Kadzielawa. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed at Emhart Corporation and then as a... Read more


Marie H. (Hoffman) Sammarco obituary photo

Marie H. (Hoffman) Sammarco

Lakeville, Connecticut
Service Date: May 6, 2017

Marie H. (Hoffman) Sammarco, 90, beloved wife of the late Frank Sammarco died Saturday, April 29, 2017. Marie was born in Sharon, daughter of the late Charles and Cecilia (Hanley) Hoffman and resided in Lakeville for many years prior to relocating to Florida, eight years ago. She was employed as a Commercial Artist at various retail businesses followed by several years at the Sharon Hospital. She is survived by her siblings, Sr. Donna Hoffman... Read more


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Mary T. Aivaz

June 26, 1952 – April 28, 2017
Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: May 4, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Mary T. Aivaz, 64, was called to eternal life from the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born on June 26, 1952 in Holyoke, MA, she was the daughter of the late Roman and Zofia (Dijnecko) Kazimierczak. She was raised in Chicopee, MA, and had been a Plainville resident for the past 35 years. Prior to retirement, she was employed with the United States Postal Service as a clerk at the Plainville office,... Read more


Stanislaw Dziemian obituary photo

Stanislaw Dziemian

February 16, 1937 – April 28, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: May 4, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 80, Stanislaw Dziemian of New Britain, was called to eternal life after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Chodorowka Stara Poland on February 16, 1937, came to the U.S. and was employed by Stanley Works for many years. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time in his garden. Left to honor his memory are his daughters: Barbara Jankowski and her husband Henry, Elzbieta Wlodarczyk and her... Read more


Norman E. Hutt obituary photo

Norman E. Hutt

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: May 4, 2017

Norman Edward Hutt, 97 passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28th 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Norman was born August 7th 1919 in Hartford and grew up in the Groton Street area. He was the son of Elizabeth F. Murphy and Albert Menter Hutt. He attended Hartford Public Schools before being employed at Colt Manufacturing. In 1942, he enlisted in the US Navy and was trained at the Dartmouth Royal Naval College in Devon, England. He... Read more


Giuseppina Bordonaro obituary photo

Giuseppina Bordonaro

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: May 2, 2017

Giuseppina "Pina" (Amenta) Bordonaro, 87, of Rocky Hill, CT and Port Charlotte, FL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 27, 2017, joining her beloved husband, Leonardo Bordonaro. She was born in Solarino, Siciliy, on April 15, 1930, the daughter of the late Salvatore Amenta and Serafina (Coco) Amenta. She was proud of her starting career as the town's first and only telephone operator, which led to... Read more


William A. Hinchcliffe obituary photo

William A. Hinchcliffe

Bluffton, South Carolina
Service Date: May 12, 2017

William A. Hinchcliffe, 96, of Bluffton, SC, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Reilly) Hinchcliffe. Born in Fall River, MA on March 28, 1921, son of the late William and Bridget (Grant) Hinchcliffe, he was a Newington resident since 1939 and was a Bluffton, SC resident since 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was awarded the... Read more


Teresa  L. Namias obituary photo

Teresa L. Namias

December 10, 1928 – April 24, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 28, 2017

On Monday, April 24, 2017, Teresa Namias, 88, was called to eternal life at the Bel Air Manor. Born in Campobaso, Italy on December 10, 1928, she came to the United States in 1967. As a longtime Newington resident, she was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was predeceased by her husband Lino Namias in 1983 and her siblings in Italy. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her sons Ettore Namias and his wife Lisa of Newington & Mario... Read more


Thaddeus J. "Uncle Ted" Nowacki obituary photo

Thaddeus J. "Uncle Ted" Nowacki

November 26, 1929 – April 24, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 29, 2017

Thaddeus J. "Ted" Nowacki, 87, lifelong resident of New Britain, died on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Walter and Lottie (Markowski) Nowacki, he attended local schools, graduated from Catholic Seminary College in Michigan and was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. Ted was employed by Hartford Provision and then later Murphy Security from which he retired after many years of service. He is survived by his nieces: Susan... Read more


Carolyn (Macri) Olschefski obituary photo

Carolyn (Macri) Olschefski

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 29, 2017

Carolyn (Macri) Olschefski, 74, of Newington, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT. She was the beloved wife of Phillip P. Olschefski for 52 years. Born and raised in Meriden, daughter of the late John and Judy Macri, she was a Newington resident for 50 years and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Carolyn was a graduate of UConn and taught English and Reading at Bulkeley High School for a short time... Read more


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Maria Adelaide Seguro

December 14, 1922 – April 24, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 27, 2017

Maria Adelaide Seguro, 94, of Newington, transitioned to the afterlife on April 24, 2017, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Maria Adelaide was born in Covão do Sabugueiro, Porto de Mós, Portugal on December 14, 1922, to the late Adriano Seguro and Adelaide Pires Jorge. With her husband and children, the family immigrated to the United States in the 1960's seeking a better way of life with greater opportunities. She... Read more


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Stanislaw Pianka

October 16, 1932 – April 23, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 28, 2017

Stanislaw Pianka, 84, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Poland, but immigrated to the U.S. in 1980 to begin a new life for his family. He was employed as a machine operator at Budney Overhaul & Repair up until his retirement in 1998. Stanislaw was an intelligent, generous and kind man, lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a handyman in every sense of the word, always repairing... Read more


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Mary Bottaro

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 26, 2017

Mary Bottaro, 91, a longtime resident of Newington, passed on into eternal life on April 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Born on August 20, 1925 in Hartford, Mary was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Benzer) Partridge and the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Bottaro for 65 years. She was a communicant St. Mary's Church in Newington, as well as an active member of the Ladies Guild. Mary's career was centered on her strong... Read more


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Angela Sinnott

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Angela (Rondinone) Sinnott (91) of Newington, wife of the late Walter, Jr., died peacefully at home on Friday, April 21, 2017. Born in Hartford on June 10, 1925, daughter of Rocco and Josephine (DiGiglio) Rondinone. Angela graduated from East Hartford High School, class of 1942. She was raised in East Hartford and later moved to Newington where she raised three sons, Walter III (Terry), James and David. She worked at United Technologies... Read more


Maria Cygan obituary photo

Maria Cygan

December 8, 1923 – April 20, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 24, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Maria Cygan, 93, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on December 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Piotr & Karolina Nowak. She was a New Britain resident since 1970 where she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Prior to her retirement, she was a machine operator with Stanley Magic Door. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her... Read more


Theresa V. (Nestor) Merritt obituary photo

Theresa V. (Nestor) Merritt

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 27, 2017

Theresa V. (Nestor) Merritt, 87, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Autumn Lake Healthcare. She was the beloved wife of Coley Merritt for 55 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Alexander and Nelly (Naples) Nestor, she was a lifelong New Britain resident. She was employed at Landers, Frary and Clark, Kresge Department Store and Woolworths prior to her retirement. Theresa had an insatiable appetite for... Read more


Krystyna Murzyn obituary photo

Krystyna Murzyn

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 22, 2017

Krystyna (Baran) Murzyn, 77, of New Britain, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Helena (Stelmaszek) and Michal Bieluk, she was a resident of New Britain for 32 years and a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. She enjoyed cooking and gardening but her true passion was time spent with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren, Jeni and Grzes. She will be... Read more


Jacquelyn "Jackie" Peterson obituary photo

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Peterson

January 9, 1957 – April 19, 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: April 24, 2017

Jacquelyn (Robidoux) Peterson, 60, of West Hartford, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Born in Hartford, she was raised in Newington and graduated from Newington High School in 1975. Jackie raised her children in Farmington before moving to West Hartford. She was formerly employed for many years by the University of St. Joseph as a job coach for students with disabilities at the Gengras Center. She was the owner of the Artichoke... Read more


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Alla Hamisevich

December 30, 1929 – April 17, 2017
Westbrook, Connecticut
Service Date: April 22, 2017

Alla (Jazkevich) Hamisevich, widow of the late Eugene Hamisevich passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017. Born in 1929 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Nikolaj and Anastasia Jazkevich. At the end of WW II Alla's family left Ukraine and lived in Germany before settling in New Britain, CT where she married Eugene and they started their family. After Alla retired from The Emhart Corporation she and Eugene made their... Read more


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Krystyna Sakowicz

August 22, 1938 – April 17, 2017
Farmington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 20, 2017

Krystyna (Nierodzik) Sakowicz, 78, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Monday, April, 17, 2017 in the comfort of home surrounded by her family. She was born in Poland and worked as a pathologist there until 1996 when she immigrated to the U.S. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and belonged to their Rosary Society and Chor Mlodych Serc (Choir of Young Hearts). Krystyna had the most immaculate garden of flowers. Her yard bloomed... Read more


Jean Patricia Griffen Roy obituary photo

Jean Patricia Griffen Roy

February 1, 1934 – April 16, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 20, 2017

On Easter Sunday, the Holiest of days, God saw it fitting to bring home his devoted lamb, Jean. Jean, 83, led a life pure of heart and sweetness of soul. She was a devoted wife, mother and Grandmother. Nothing made her happier than being around her family, and her family was blessed with an angel to guide them. She married her knight in shining armor on January 12, 1957. Jean adored her husband, Bernard Paul Roy, and was heartbroken to lose... Read more


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Richard L. Strong

Norwalk, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Richard L Strong, 70, of Norwalk, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. Born in Norwalk, he was a longtime resident and was survived by his former Wife, Patricia Strong of Maine, his son, Richard, and his daughter Heather, both of Georgia. Richard was also survived by his sister Christine Ambruso and Niece Toni Lee of Peachtree City, Georgia, his brother James F. Strong and his wife Teresa and two nephews, Michael and Jonathan of Newington... Read more


Elisabeth "Liane" (Schmitt) Swierzy obituary photo

Elisabeth "Liane" (Schmitt) Swierzy

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 24, 2017

Elisabeth "Liane" (Schmitt) Swierzy, 82, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerard G. Swierzy. Born in Hofheim/Ts. Germany, daughter of Friedrich and Maria (Weller) Schmitt, she came to Hartford in the late 1950's and became a Newington resident 35 years ago. Liane was employed by CT National Bank for many years prior to her retirement. She leaves her niece Ingrid Raschke... Read more


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Mariusz Podgorniak

April 1, 1968 – April 11, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 18, 2017

Mariusz Podgorniak, 49, of Newington, beloved husband of Anna (Blaszczak) Podgorniak, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Poland to Henryka (Warda) and the late Lech Podgorniak, he immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1984, settling in Hartford where he attended local schools. Discovering a love for the road in his young adult years, Mariusz ultimately fulfilled his dream and became a... Read more


Antoinette J. Cherwinski obituary photo

Antoinette J. Cherwinski

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: April 18, 2017

Antoinette J. (Grieco) Cherwinski, 90, of West Hartford died peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph J. Cherwinski. Antoinette was born in Hartford, on December 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Luca Rocco and Julia (LaCava) Grieco. She loved crocheting, taking walks, reading books, spending time with her family, and most of all cooking and baking. She was famous for... Read more


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Corrado "Charlie" DeFelice

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 19, 2017

Corrado "Charlie" DeFelice, 89, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017, in Sarasota, FL with his family by his side after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Giuseppina (Sortino) DeFelice. Born in New Britain, he lived in Newington and was a member of St. Ann Church in New Britain. He was employed for many years at Fafnir Bearing until his retirement. A loving father and grandfather... Read more


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Richard J. Sztaba

September 16, 1946 – April 10, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 13, 2017

Richard J. Sztaba, 70, of New Britain, died peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017. Born in New Britain, son of the late John and Alexandra (Yackowski) Sztaba, he was a lifelong City resident. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the State of Connecticut. His survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Donna Marie and Greg Mazur of Plainville and two nephews, Brett Mazur with his wife Jessica of Windsor Locks and... Read more


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Kathleen Pelletier

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 14, 2017

Kathleen (Penchoff) Pelletier, 59, of Newington, the loving wife for 24 years to John Pelletier, passed away on Saturday, April 8th 2017. Kathleen was born in Hartford to the late John and Mary (Jackson) Penchoff. She loved community theatre and reading and was happiest when spending time with family including her 3 constant furry companions Molly, Maverick and Bowzer. Kathleen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and... Read more


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Helen A. Coyle

June 13, 1930 – April 7, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 12, 2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, Helen A. Coyle, 86, passed away at her Newington residence. Born in Normandy, France on June 13, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Bartholomy & Serafina Alexandroff. Helen was a longtime area resident and a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Prior to retirement, she was a sales associate at the former G. Fox & Co. She enjoyed shopping and cooking for those she loved, but her most favorite calling was... Read more


Krystyna Zderkiewicz obituary photo

Krystyna Zderkiewicz

April 23, 1943 – April 6, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 8, 2017

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in Poland. Read more


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Mary-Rose Ingalls

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: April 10, 2017

Mary-Rose (Touchette) Ingalls, 89, of Rocky Hill, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard E. Ingalls. Born in Quebec, Canada, she lived in Newington for many years and was a member of Holy Spirit Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and was active in the Ladies Guild. Mary-Rose and her late husband, Richard, were co-founders of Newington Electric Co., in 1957. She enjoyed square dancing with the... Read more


Feliks Luczynski obituary photo

Feliks Luczynski

December 20, 1927 – April 5, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 8, 2017

Feliks Luczynski, 89, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Poland to the late Jan and Marta (Klimkiewicz) Luczynski, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1963 to provide a better life for them. Feliks had a strong work ethic which was recognized by a 30 year employee award presented to him by Atlantic Machine Tool for his service and dedication as a machinist in their factory. Feliks'... Read more


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Zdzislaw Blad

August 14, 1963 – April 4, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 8, 2017

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Read more


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Jean M. Collin

September 24, 1953 – April 4, 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: April 8, 2017

Jean Collin, 63, of West Hartford, partner of George Mucha, peacefully passed on April 3, 2017 at Ledgecrest Healthcare after a very long illness, surrounded by her family. Jean was born September 24, 1953 in Frenchville, ME to Paul Collin and Normande (Ouellette) Collin. The family moved to New Britain, CT in 1955. Jean lived there until she met her partner George and moved to West Hartford. She worked a few different jobs but then went to... Read more


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Chester S. Sledzik

June 1, 1927 – April 4, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 10, 2017

Atty. Chester Stanley Sledzik, 89, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Potrepka) Sledzik. He was born on June 1, 1927, in Greenfield, MA, to Stanley Sledzik and Mary (Ceberek) Sledzik. He grew up in New Britain, and graduated from Sacred Heart School and New Britain High School. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served in World War II. He then graduated from the... Read more


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Antone J. Gomes

June 11, 1928 – April 3, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 21, 2017

Antone "Tony" Gomes, 88, of Newington, died on April 3, 2017, after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the love of his life, Maria "Alice" (Gouveia) Gomes for 66 years. Born on June 11, 1928, in New Bedford, MA, he was the youngest of six sons to Americo and Genevieve (Caetano) Gomes. Raised during the depression, they had very little material wealth, but strong family values brought him much pleasure as a youngster. He would often... Read more


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Corrado Alfonso Marotta

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 7, 2017

Corrado "Alfonso" Marotta, 76, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017, surrounded by his family at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ivana (DiLoreto) Marotta for over 51 years. Born in Sicily, Italy, son of the late Giuseppe and Santa (Sessa) Marotta, he lived in Hartford before becoming a Newington resident over 30 years ago. Alfonso was a member of the Canicattini Bagni Italian Social Club and enjoyed... Read more


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Maria Troyan Felter

November 12, 1930 – April 1, 2017
Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: April 6, 2017

Maria (Troyan) Felter, of New Britain, passed to Eternal Life to join her loving husband Joseph, her son Jimmy and her son-in-law Bryan. She was born in Ukraine in 1930 to Nina (Zapko) and Alexsander Troyan. During WWII, she was in Germany's forced labor camp in Stuttgart. From 1949 she lived in Canada in Victoria, BC. In 1963 she came to New Britain. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in New Britain and prior to her retirement in 1991, she... Read more


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Norman V. Snyder

July 18, 1921 – March 31, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 4, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Norman V. Snyder 95, passed away at his residence at Middlewoods of Newington surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 18, 1921, in Harrison, AK, he was the son of the late Garland and Virgie (Gaddy) Snyder. He was a veteran of the United States Army during WWII and served with Headquarters and Service Company 153rd Engineer Combat Battalion both in the U.S. and overseas. He was a longtime Newington resident... Read more


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Wojciech Wojtak

September 27, 1959 – March 31, 2017
Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: April 4, 2017

Wojciech Wojtak, 57, of Plainville, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 after a short, unexpected illness. Born in Poland to Helena (Wolicka) and the late Jan Wojtak, Wojciech graduated from the Akademia Gorniczo – Hutnica in Krakow with a Master's degree in Engineering. In 1987, he immigrated to the U.S. to begin preparing for a new life for his family; to provide for them and their future the best way possible. Wojciech was an ambitious,... Read more


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Kenneth F. Zajko

February 11, 1943 – March 31, 2017
Fort Myers, Florida
Service Date: April 12, 2017

Kenneth F. Zajko passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, in his home in Florida. He was a long time resident of Central Connecticut. He was born and raised in New Britain, CT. He moved to Southington and there raised his family. Ultimately he was attracted to the warmth of Florida and resided in Fort Myers for the remainder of his life. Kenneth was a meat cutter by trade and managed many Meat Departments throughout Connecticut and Florida,... Read more


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Harold A. Bucchi

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 5, 2017

Harold A. Bucchi, 87, a longtime resident of New Britain, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born on April 16, 1929 in Fossombrone, Italy, Harold was the son of the late Joseph and Lucia (Turchi) Bucchi and the husband of 50 years to the late Lena (Vagni) Bucchi. Prior to his retirement, Harold was employed as a polisher and buffer and later as a Union Supervisor for the American Hardware Division of the Emhart Corporation. His... Read more


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Maria Kalczenko

December 13, 1925 – March 30, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 3, 2017

Maria Kalczenko, 91, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Poland to the late Piotr and Sabina (Kawa) Sen and as a young adult, gave up all she had and immigrated to the U.S. to begin a new life. Maria was a hard working woman, she had a strong work ethic which was recognized by a 25 year golden plaque award presented to her by Mariott Hotels for her service and dedication as a... Read more


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Sonia Kohun

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: April 3, 2017

Sonia (Furmanchuk) Kohun, 94, of Wethersfield, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Paul Kohun for 40 years. Born in Ukraine, daughter of the late Joe and Stefania Furmanchuk, she was a Wethersfield resident for 40 years and a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, New Britain. Along with her husband, she leaves her sister and care giver Nadia Sheuchuk and many other relatives in the... Read more


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William Sweeney

newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 4, 2017

William R. Sweeney, Jr., 79, of Newington, beloved husband of the late Marcia (Lietz) Sweeney passed peacefully Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a son of the late William and Leah (Keltz) Sweeney and resided in Newington most of his life. William served in the Air National Guard and was an accountant for Colt Firearms. He was a member of Church of the Holy Spirit, enjoyed golfing, and following UConn Women's... Read more


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Ann Marie Tipton-LaChance

April 23, 1934 – March 30, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 6, 2017

Ann Marie Tipton-LaChance, 82, entered into rest peacefully at her home on March 30, 2017. Born April 23, 1934 in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Adeline (Torza) Rizzuto and the wife of Robert F. Tipton, Sr. and later Roland LaChance, whom predeceased her. A woman of strong faith, Ann Marie was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit and was one of the founding members of their Ladies Guild. Prior to her... Read more


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Ann Marie Rizzuto Tipton-LaChance

April 23, 1934 – March 30, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 6, 2017

Ann Marie Tipton-LaChance, 82, entered into rest peacefully at her home on March 30, 2017. Born April 23, 1934 in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Adeline (Torza) Rizzuto and the wife of Robert F. Tipton, Sr. and later Roland LaChance, whom predeceased her. A woman of strong faith, Ann Marie was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit and was one of the founding members of their Ladies Guild. Prior to her... Read more


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Lorrie Ann Duke

December 10, 1962 – March 29, 2017
Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 4, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Lorrie Ann Duke, 54, entered into eternal life at Smilow Cancer Hospital after a brief yet courageous battle with cancer. Born in Middletown on December 10, 1962, she was the daughter of Clifford Grover of Arkport, NY and the late Winifred (Aubin) Grover. Aside from being a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Lorrie was always there to lend a helping hand when needed, especially... Read more


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Stanley E. Dabrowski

September 20, 1924 – March 27, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: April 1, 2017

Stanley E. Dabrowski, 92, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Saint Mary Home, West Hartford. He was predeceased in 2013 by his wife of sixty-two years, Wanda (Stolarun) Dabrowski. A lifelong resident of New Britain, Stanley was the son of the late Paul and Eleanor (Grzejka) Dabrowski. He was a 1942 graduate of New Britain High School, and received a bachelor's degree from Roosevelt College in 1949. Stanley had a distinguished career as a... Read more


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Amber Rose Lajeunesse

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 3, 2017

Amber Rose Lajeunesse, 19, passed away at her home peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017. Amber was born October 11th, 1997 and was the oldest daughter of Karen Jacko and David Lajeunesse. She will be dearly missed by parents, maternal grandparents Roger and Betty Jacko of Jensen Beach, FL., paternal grandparents Irene Lajeunesse and Robert Lajeunesse of Vernon, CT., sisters Candace Lajeunesse and Cheyanne Lajeunesse of Newington. She was also... Read more


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Pauline (Zakrzewski) Baczewski

July 23, 1926 – March 26, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 30, 2017

Pauline (Zakrzewski) Baczewski, 90, of New Britain, died peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017. A lifelong resident, she was born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Marianna (Wierzbinski) Zakrzewski. Pauline was employed as a hairstylist in various salons around town and loved the socialization and special relationships she had with each of her clients. Some of her favorite pastimes were: playing cards, singing, dancing and reading. She... Read more


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Esperanza Hope Lavorata

November 24, 1934 – March 26, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: April 1, 2017

Esperanza "Hope" Lavorata, 82, of Newington, formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away on Sunday, March, 26, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert V. Lavorata, who predeceased her in 1985. Born in NY, daughter of the late Miguel and Juanita (Sosa) Paredes, she was a lifelong resident of the Bronx, until a year and a half ago, when she moved to Newington. She was a member of St. Benedict's Church in NY. Hope... Read more


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John R. O'Hare

Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: March 31, 2017

John R. O'Hare, 89, of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Therese (Dauphinais) O'Hare for 64 years. Born December 23, 1927 in Hartford, son of the late James and Mabel (Larson) O'Hare, he was a Wethersfield resident for 58 years and an active member of the Church of the Incarnation. John attended West Hartford public schools and graduated from the Kingswood School in... Read more


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Anne M. Pilewski

June 1, 1923 – March 25, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 31, 2017

Anne (Makucin) Pilewski, 93, of New Britain, died quietly in her sleep on Saturday, March 25, at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. She was born to the late Konstanty and Anna (Greszcyk) Makucin in New Britain and remained a lifelong resident. Anne retired from her clerical position at Fafnir Bearing Co. after many years of service. In her retirement, she enjoyed bus trips, reading and card parties; one of her favorite TV shows to watch was Walker Texas... Read more


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John C. Digertt, Sr.

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: private service

John C. Digertt, Sr., 91, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lucille (DeVito) Digertt for 65 years. Born in Hartford, son of the late Michael and Bronislawa (Makula) Digertt, he was a Newington resident for the past 23 years. John retired as Supervisor of Building and Maintenance with the City of Hartford after 40 years of employment. Above all, he was a dedicated family... Read more


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Florence Redekas

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 25, 2017

Florence was born in the heart of "Little Poland" in Newington Connecticut, on the 9th day of November in 1925, to Magdelina and John Bedus, the 8th of 9 children. She grew up in a time of economic hardship in this country, honing the skills her mother passed on to her, that would serve her well in the post war years. Her father founded the original Polish American Club in town, and was seen as the patriarch of the Polish community. A... Read more


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Louise (Kovalevich) Balkun

September 12, 1921 – March 19, 2017
Plantsville, Connecticut
Service Date: March 24, 2017

Louise (Kovalevich) Balkun, 95, of Plantsville passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. She resided in New Britain for 93 years before moving to Plantsville 2 years ago. Louise was a devoted lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church as well as serving as President of the Sisterhood for many years. She retired from HL Moore Company after many years of service. Louise was married for 58 years to her beloved husband... Read more


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Beth Page

February 27, 1963 – March 18, 2017
Waterford, Connecticut
Service Date: March 23, 2017

Beth Ellen (Preissner) Page, 54, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with her family by her side. She was a life-long Connecticut resident. Born in Hartford on February 27, 1963, daughter of Victor E. Preissner of Marlborough and the late Jeanne (Quinn) Preissner, she was raised in West Hartford. She attended St. Thomas the Apostle School where she was honored for her studies in math, and after moving to Marlborough,... Read more


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Stanley J. Puchala

November 14, 1924 – March 17, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 24, 2017

Stanley J. Puchala, 92, of New Britain died peacefully on March 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of New Britain, he was the son of Juzef and Juzefa (Janik) Puchala. Mr. Puchala was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force as an Aerial Gunner from 1943 to 1945. A graduate of New Britain High School, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, NY following military service. In his working career, he was a... Read more


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Jean E. Davis

October 8, 1937 – March 16, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 23, 2017

Jean E. "Jeanie" Davis, 79, of Newington, Connecticut, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, surrounded by family members. Born in New Britain on October 8, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna (Linik) Dornfried and widow of the late Manley "Dave" Davis. Jean was the youngest of three sisters, themselves the daughters of one of three sisters, who each inherited from their mother and aunts... Read more


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Florence Gay

September 27, 1924 – March 16, 2017
Bristol, Connecticut
Service Date: March 22, 2017

Florence Gay, 92, of Bristol and formerly of New Britain, died peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Maksimilian and Apolonia (Przetacznik) Gaj, Florence was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, an active member of its Ladies Guild and served as an officer for the New Britain Council of Catholic Women. She devoted much of her time volunteering at a variety of church activities throughout the years and was also... Read more


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Mary E. Killawee

July 14, 1931 – March 15, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 21, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Mary E. Killawee, 85, was called to eternal life at Hartford Hospital. Born in Canaan, CT, July 14, 1931, she was a longtime Newington resident. She served our country with pride in the United States Army during the Korean War, and pursued a career in the Army Reserves, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her brother John Killawee and his wife Joan of Canaan;... Read more


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Matilda K. Anderson

December 28, 1919 – March 13, 2017
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: March 20, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017, Matilda K. Anderson, 97, was called to Eternal Life peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. Born in Derby, CT on December 28, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Jadwiga (Mycek) Kras. Aside from being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she was a communicant of S.S. Cyril & Methodius Church in Hartford. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Anderson, and siblings Sophie &... Read more


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Joseph Richard Murray

East Haddam, Connecticut
Service Date: March 20, 2017

Joseph Richard Murray, 72, of East Haddam died peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017. Joe was born on August 10, 1944, in Hartford, CT, son of the late Doris and Joseph Murray. Joe graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1962 and joined the Navy for 4 years. After being discharged from the service, he worked for Manufacturer's Life in Hartford. Eventually he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and established his own company, Brokerage Services.... Read more


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Genevieve "Jean" Dobrowolski

June 24, 1918 – March 12, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 23, 2017

Genevieve "Jean" (Opalenski) Dobrowolski, 98, of New Britain, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in New Britain to the late Wladyslaw and Frances (Prus) Opalenski, she was a lifelong resident and parishioner of Holy Cross Church. Jean was an energetic person who lived independently until her final days. She was always caring and supportive of family members in their time of need. She is survived by her... Read more


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Casimer Godlewski

September 9, 1951 – March 12, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 18, 2017

Casimer "Kazimierz" Godlewski, 65, of New Britain, beloved husband of Janina (Powojski) Godlewski, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born in Poland on September 9, 1951, Casimer was the son of Amelia (Kejko) Godlewski of New Britain and the late Bernard Godlewski. He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. Prior to his retirement, Casimer worked as a toolmaker for Beacon Manufacturing. He enjoyed gardening and cooking, fishing and being... Read more


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Joanna Mary Geisler

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 18, 2017

Joanna Mary (Gibson) Geisler, 52, of Newington, CT, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, surrounded by family after an extraordinary 5 year battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, CT on Feb. 14, 1965, to Marick D. and the late Carmela Gibson, Joanna grew up in West Hartford before moving to Newington in 2003. Joanna was a 1983 graduate of Conard High School, and earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from the University of Hartford and... Read more


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Carmela Pisani Interligi

March 16, 1924 – March 11, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 16, 2017

Carmela Interligi, of Newington, formerly of Hartford passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017, just days before her 93rd birthday. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was passionate about The Brooklyn Dodgers, Coney Island and Frank Sinatra. After moving to Hartford in 1953 with her husband and toddler, the family continued to grow and settled comfortably into their Forster Heights home. She went back to work at Hartford Hospital and after her... Read more


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Geraldine Arthur

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 24, 2017

Geraldine "Jerre" F. Arthur, 84, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at her home in Newington. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Monahan) Arthur. Jerre graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Her working career was in the insurance field with the majority at The Hartford where she was one of the first female officers. Jerre was an exceptional tap dancer, baton twirler, golfer and bowler. She was a... Read more


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Marianna Tanski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 17, 2017

Marianna (Warych) Tanski, 92, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Tanski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Frank and Teofila Warych, she was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she leaves her three sons and daughters-in-law, Stanislaw, Jr. and Teresa of Bristol, Ryszard and... Read more


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Joachim Gola

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 13, 2017

Joachim Gola, 60, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Eugenia (Surma) Gola for 38 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Artur and Teresa (Witula) Gola, he was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. He was employed by CT Tool & Manufacturing for many years. Joachim was a handyman and could fix everything. Above all, he loved spending... Read more


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John M. Hollis, Sr.

October 11, 1919 – March 8, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 13, 2017

John M. Hollis, Sr., 97, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was one of nine children born in Braznell, PA to the late George and Anna (Koran) Halas. A decorated veteran, John proudly served his country in the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion Company B of the U.S. Army during WWII, during which he participated in the Invasion of Normandy. John was honorably... Read more


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Eugene S. Rotatori, M.D.

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: March 13, 2017

Eugene S. Rotatori, M.D., 84, of Rocky Hill, died peacefully in the comfort of his home, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Born in South Bellingham, MA, on July 11, 1932 to Eugenio and Ida (Bacolini) Rotatori, he was raised in Woonsocket, R.I. Gene was a Connecticut resident since 1960, living in West Hartford until 2008 and Rocky Hill thereafter. Gene graduated from Providence College (magna cum laude) in... Read more


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James Rugens

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Service Date: March 16, 2017

James Rugens, 85, of Rocky Hill, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, March 8th. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen (Sarkus) Rugens. Jim attended local schools and was a graduate of the E.C. Goodwin Technical School. He spent most of his life working in the manufacturing industry. He retired from the Prototype Plastic and Mold Company in Middletown twenty years ago, where he served as a purchasing agent. ... Read more


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Joseph Perfido

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 11, 2017

Joseph Perfido, 88, of Newington, beloved husband of Shirley (Naples) Perfido, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Born in Turi, Bari Italy, a son of the late Frank and Julia (D'Aprile) Perfido, Joe emigrated to the U.S. at the age of one and settled in New Britain where he lived until 1968 when he moved to Newington. He graduated from New Britain High School in 1948 and married his wife, Shirley August 10, 1968. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force during... Read more


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Lena Cebrelli

September 4, 1923 – March 6, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 10, 2017

Lena (Perasoli) Cebrelli, 93, of New Britain, died peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Emil Cebrelli. Mrs. Cebrelli was a longtime active member of St. John the Evangelist Church in New Britain and was a member of its Ladies Guild. She leaves two daughters, Patricia Cebrelli of Newington, and Carla Cebrelli of Phoenix, AZ, and a son David Cebrelli of Chesapeake Bay, VA; four grandchildren; and three great... Read more


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Alice Doolan Kelly

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 11, 2017

Alice Doolan Kelly of Newington, Connecticut, passed peacefully into heaven on March 6, 2017. Her transition was eased by being home and in the presence of her beloved children. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen and her husband Christopher Ballou of Chelsea, MA, her daughter, Cynthia and husband Gene Hall of Block Island, Rhode Island, her son, Peter and his partner Sue Sabella of Coventry, Connecticut, Peter's children, Elizabeth and... Read more


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Helen M. Zielinski

July 21, 1935 – March 5, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 8, 2017

Helen M. (Nowatka) Zielinski, 81, of New Britain, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday March 5, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Walter and Helena (Milenski) Nowatka, she was a lifelong resident and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed as a secretary for Stanley Tools for several years. Helen enjoyed watching classic movies and the TV gameshows Jeopardy and The Price is Right. She was proud of her... Read more


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Elizabeth "Betty" Gwiazda

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: March 8, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" (Leganza) Gwiazda, 95, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Jerome Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Gwiazda, Sr. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Eugene and Stella (Bysiewicz) Leganza, she was a lifelong resident. Betty was a member of Holy Cross Church and its Ladies Guild, as well as, a past President of the Mother's Club. She also served as a Lector and... Read more


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Adelle Migacz

January 19, 1922 – March 4, 2017
Cromwell, Connecticut
Service Date: March 8, 2017

Adelle (Korytkowski) Migacz, 95, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully at Apple Rehab Cromwell on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Boleslaw and Bronislawa (Kowalczyk) Korytkowski she was a longtime resident and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed as an assembler at Fafnir Bearing for over 30 years and belonged to the Fafnir Seniors Club. Adelle enjoyed watching horseracing and was known to wager from... Read more


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Elaine J. Pawlak

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 7, 2017

Elaine J. (Flis) Pawlak, 75, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017, at her home. She was the beloved wife of Gerald Pawlak for 53 years. Born in New Britain, she was a longtime Newington resident and was employed with the Dept. of Administrative Services for the State of CT prior to her retirement. Elaine was a member of St. Mary's Church and enjoyed gardening. Above all, she was a devoted caretaker to her family and... Read more


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Kathleen S. Shutran

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 6, 2017

Kathleen (Spinney) Shutran, 96, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Shutran. Born in Bangor, ME, daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Spinney, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her two daughters, Marybeth Shutran and Patricia Cronin and her husband Matthew, and two grandsons,... Read more


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Jan Stanczykiewicz

June 4, 1935 – March 1, 2017
Plainville, Connecticut
Service Date: March 6, 2017

Jan M. Stanczykiewicz, 81, of Plainville, CT has died unexpectedly at his residence March 1, 2017. Jan was born in Poland where he completed technical school and worked as a precision tool maker. He then acquired farm land, built a house and moved his family. He turned out to be gifted at projecting and sales. Although the venture was a success, he dreamed of moving to America. He emigrated in 1980—shortly followed by his family—and... Read more


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Nicholas Nick Kounaris

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Nicholas "Nick" Kounaris, 49, of Newington passed away Monday, February 28, 2017, in the loving company of family and friends after a long illness. Nick was born on June 5, 1967, in New Britain and was a son of the late Demetrius and Polyxeni (Georgikopoulos) Kounaris, of Newington, and beloved big brother to Stamatis "Ike" and Christopher Kounaris. Nick attended New Britain and Newington schools and was a graduate of Bryant University and the... Read more


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Jose L. Santos

May 25, 1923 – February 28, 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: March 3, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Jose L. Santos, 93, was called home to Eternal Life at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born on May 25, 1923 in Calvaria, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose dos Santos Pimpao and Ana Loura Pimpao. He came to the United States in 1954 settling in Hartford and had been a West Hartford resident for the past 40 years. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a carpenter with various area construction firms,... Read more


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Joseph J. Hope

April 8, 1930 – February 27, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 4, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Joseph J. Hope, 86, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born on April 4, 1930, in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Raymond W. Hope, Sr. and Helen (Foley) Hope. He served our great nation with pride in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he was employed with SNET as a supervisor, giving many years of dedicated service. Joe,... Read more


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Willis J. Schroeder

April 24, 1928 – February 25, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 1, 2017

Willis J. Schroeder, 88, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Jane (Willis) Schroeder, who died in 2008. Born in Wallingford to Bernhardt and Hattie (Johnson) Schroeder, he was a lifelong Newington resident. Will was a proud U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and was a longtime member of the Church of Christ, Congregational. In 1986 he retired from Southern New England Telephone... Read more


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Steven Francis Conti

June 28, 1960 – February 24, 2017
Maanchester, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Steven Francis Conti passed away on Friday February 24th after a very courageous battle with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, one he fought for more than twenty years. He was born in Manchester, Connecticut on June 28, 1960, son of Norma Andisio Conti and the late Francis J. Conti. He was married to Véronique Subrizi for twenty-eight years. They were married in Biarritz, France, where they frequently visited, enjoying summers at the beach and... Read more


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