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John C. Diggert, Sr. obituary photo

John C. Diggert, 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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Evelyn Rinaldi

October 2, 1931 – February 24, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 27, 2017

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Joseph A. Switajewski

November 20, 1923 – February 23, 2017
Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 2, 2017

Joseph Anthony Switajewski, 93, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Marut) Switajewski. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Antoni and Antonina (Kogut) Switajewski, he was a Kensington resident since 1954 and a member of St. Paul Church and the Holy Name Society at Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 10th Armory... Read more


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William W. McCusker

November 8, 1925 – February 22, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: March 4, 2017

William W. McCusker, 91, of Newington, husband of Clare W. McCusker, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017. He was born in Hartford on November 8, 1925 to the late Francis E. and May P. McCusker. A resident of Newington since 1954, and a parishioner of Grace Episcopal Church for over 50 years, Bill ministered as Warden, Vestry member, caretaker of the grounds, in particular, the memorial garden and the church school. Not only did he serve... Read more


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Sam P. Naples

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 28, 2017

Sam P. Naples, 83, of Newington, passed from this life, on February 22, 2017, surrounded by his wife, Barbara and his loving family. A genuinely committed and selfless family man with a strong faith and a servant's heart has entered into eternal peace. As the patriarch and heart of the family, his heroic spirit will be deeply missed. Born in New Britain to Michael and Rose (Masso) Naples, he was named after his grandfather, Saverio... Read more


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Florence S. Urbanowicz

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 24, 2017

Florence S. (Seremet) Urbanowicz, 90, widow of the late Vincent Urbanowicz, passed away unexpectedly at home, Saturday, February 18, 2017. She grew up in Newington helping with her father's grocery store. She then went to hairdressing school after high school and was a hairdresser in West Hartford. When her children were born she remained at home to raise them and care for her mother. She loved tending to her flowers and gardens at home. She... Read more


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Stefania Zadora

February 12, 1933 – February 17, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 21, 2017

Stefania Zadora, 84, of New Britain, wife of the late Tadeusz Zadora, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Michal and Anna (Baba) Weglowski. She has lived in New Britain since 1972 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Elzbieta "Ela" Buczek and her husband Andrzej of Farmington, her son Wieslaw "Wes" Zadora and his... Read more


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Genowefa (Chmielewska) Brzostowski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 20, 2017

Genowefa (Chmielewska) Brzostowski, 88, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Jan Brzostowski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Boleslaw and Scholastyka (Wisniewska) Chmielewski, she formerly lived in New Britain and was a longtime Kensington resident. Genowefa was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was employed by Emhart for many years prior to her retirement. A loving mother,... Read more


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Sandra Lozis

Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 24, 2017

Sandra (Dounouk) Lozis, 75 of Kensington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at home with her loving husband, Frank Lozis by her side. Born on April 14, 1941 in Hartford to Mary and James Dounouk Sr, she graduated from New Britain High School in 1959 and worked for Fafnir Bearing Company as an executive secretary for many years where she was an officer of the Fafnir Girls Club. She met her husband Frank Lozis while taking... Read more


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Antonio Occhialini

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 20, 2017

Antonio Occhialini, 97, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Reney) Occhialini for 66 years. Born in 1919, in Montemaggiore al Metauro, Italy, he was the son of the late Arnaldo and Rosa (Conti) Occhialini. Tony left school after the 4th grade to help support his family. He baked bread, made nails, threshed wheat & raised silk worms in his bedroom just to name a few of his odd jobs. As a... Read more


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Kathryn K. Valerio

November 11, 1942 – February 14, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 20, 2017

Kathryn (Kosinski) Valerio, 74, of New Britain, passed away peacefully early Valentine's Day morning. Kathryn was a lifelong resident of New Britain. She attended local schools and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1960. She went on to begin her lifetime career as a Registered Nurse, graduating from New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1963 and soon thereafter, found herself in the Neonatal Department at New... Read more


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Elizabeth G. Rode

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 17, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) (Bartkowski) Rode, at the age of 87, embarked on her eternal life with Jesus to be finally free of pain and suffering on February 13, 2017. Words are difficult to fully encapsulate such a wonderful person. However, there were two guiding principles in her life: a strong belief and love for God and unceasing love for her Family. A devout Catholic, who was not only a fixture at the vigil mass each Saturday but also said her... Read more


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Helen M. Talalaj

July 22, 1937 – February 12, 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 18, 2017

Helen Mary Talalaj, 79, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor in New Britain. She was born on July 22, 1937 in New Britain, to the late Felix and Stella (Mazanski) Talalaj. She graduated from Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain in 1955, and from Teachers College of Connecticut (CCSU) in 1959. During the 1960-61 school year, Helen taught at Canton High School, and beginning in September 1961, she taught for 34 years in... Read more


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George H. LeBlanc

Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 15, 2017

George H. LeBlanc, 81, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, son of the late William and Emma LeBlanc, he was a lifelong resident and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. He was employed by TRW Trucking for 25 years and by Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the International Machinist Union of Pratt and Whitney, the... Read more


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Lloyd J Cassista

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 22, 2017

Lloyd J. Cassista, 91, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born on March 25, 1925 in New Brunswick, Canada, Lloyd was the son of the late Alphe and Yvonne (Poitras) Cassista. Lloyd entered the United States with his family in 1927 and was raised in Caswell and Limestone, ME. He attended Limestone Junior High School and graduated from Limestone High School, Class of 1943... Read more


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Delbert "Del" Cornell

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 16, 2017

Delbert "Del" N. Cornell, 68, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 10, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Eileen Bloch. Born in Norwich, son of the late Levi B. Cornell, Jr. and Pauline L. (St. Martin) Cornell, he was a longtime Newington resident. Along with his parents he was predeceased by brother, Craig B. Cornell of Mansfield. He is survived by brothers Robert N. Cornell (Debra) of Coventry, Donn L.... Read more


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Steve P. Bialkowski

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 14, 2017

Steve P. Bialkowski, 63, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Salmon Brook Health Care Center. Born in Germany, son of the late Stefan and Maria (Hajduk) Bialkowski, he was a longtime West Hartford resident and a member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church and the Moose Family Lodge, both in Hartford. Steve loved being outdoors, fishing, camping and he enjoyed playing pool. Most of all, he enjoyed being with... Read more


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Donald J. Pelletier

Cromwell, Connecticut
Service Date: private service

Donald J. Pelletier, "Uncle Don", 76, of Cromwell, CT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at home, surrounded by loved ones, after a long battle with leukemia. Born in St. John, Maine (St. John Plantation) to the late Adrian Pelletier and Lucy (Marquis) Pelletier, he lived most of his life in Wethersfield and Cromwell, CT. Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1962. Don had a thirst for knowledge and... Read more


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Stanley Dombkowski

Kensington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 14, 2017

Stanley P. Dombkowski, 83, of Kensington, passed away at home peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (Hilinsky) Dombkowski. Born in New Britain, son of the late Francis and Stanley Dombkowski, he was a longtime Kensington resident and a member of St. Andrew's Church, New Britain. Stanley honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was employed at Colt Manufacturing as a Tool Design Maker,... Read more


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Jesse B. Jacobs

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 13, 2017

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Franciszek Lichacz

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 10, 2017

Franciszek Lichacz, 78, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 at the HOCC in New Britain with his family by his bedside. Born and raised in Łazy, Poland, he immigrated here to be close to his family. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Łacic) Lichacz for 55 years. Franciszek leaves behind his beloved daughter Grażyna Milczarek and her husband Krzysztof, their three children Marcin and his wife Wioleta Milczarek, Urszula and her husband... Read more


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Mary Carlone

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 9, 2017

Mary Bonaiuto Carlone, 91, of Newington, beloved wife of the late Dominick Carlone, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2017. Mary was born in Hartford on June 27, 1925, a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Sebastiana (Corsino) Bonaiuto and resided in Newington for many years. Mary was a life-long resident of Connecticut and worked for many years at The Hartford Insurance company. For those who knew her, they enjoyed her contagious... Read more


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John J. Rogers

October 17, 1940 – February 6, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 18, 2017

On Monday, February 6, 2017, John J. Rogers, 76, from Newington, was called to eternal life at the Jefferson House. Born in Constable, NY on October 17, 1940, he was the son of the late Leon and Irene (Coffey) Rogers. He served our country with great pride in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War where he received a Combat Aircrew Insignia with one star. Prior to retirement, he was an engineer at Pratt & Whitney in East... Read more


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Chien Van Le

July 16, 1946 – February 5, 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 11, 2017

Chien Van Le, 70 of West Hartford, beloved husband of 50 years to Nhan Thi (Nguyen) Le passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 5th. Born July 16, 1946 in Hai Phong, Viet Nam. He was the son of the late Bich and Hang Le. Chien grew up in Viet Nam and immigrated to Connecticut in Jan. 1982 and had lived in Hartford/West Hartford for 35 years. He was a fisherman in Hai Phong, Viet Nam and upholstered furniture in Hartford, CT. Chien Van Le... Read more


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Joseph R. Valenta

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 10, 2017

Joseph R. Valenta, 98, husband of the late Sophia (Yeskovich) Valenta of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Born in Somers Connecticut in 1918 to the late Joseph and Rose (Walemos) Valenta, Joseph grew up in Somers going to school there before graduating from New Britain High School. Marrying the love of his life Sophia 1943, a very healthy man, (never sick a day in his life), in his spare time, Joseph loved... Read more


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Anna B Nervegna

October 21, 1921 – February 4, 2017
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Service Date: February 11, 2017

Anna Nervegna (Bellizzi), 95 of Wethersfield passed away peacefully on Saturday February 4, 2017. Born in San Basile, Italy on Oct 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Catherine Bellizzi. Anna grew up in the Parkville section of Hartford, and following her graduation from Hartford High School she worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance for over 35 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 33 years, Luigi Nervegna,... Read more


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Genowefa Sulewski

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: February 10, 2017

Genowefa (Makuszewski) Sulewski, 89, of New Britain, loving wife of the late Jan Sulewski, passed away on Saturday, February 4th 2017. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Jan and Mariana (Banachowska) Makuszewski. She grew up in Poland, coming to the United States in 1973. Genowefa settled in New Britain where she raised her family and was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a loving wife and mother who took great... Read more


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Richard R. Goulet

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 10, 2017

Richard "Dick" Goulet, 85 of Newington, beloved husband of 59 years to Dolores (Iannetta) Goulet died Friday, Feb. 3rd at Hartford Hospital. Born Sept 20, 1931 in Lewiston, ME he was the son of the late Arthur and Pamela Goulet. Dick grew up in Maine moving to Connecticut in his early twenties and had lived in Newington for 51 years. He was retired from United Centerless Grinding after over 50 years of service. Upon his retirement, he took up... Read more


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Barbara B. Lincoln

December 23, 1917 – January 31, 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 5, 2017

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Barbara B. Lincoln, 99, passed on peacefully at her home in East Haven. Born in Bridgewater, MA on December 23, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John & Marjorie (Fitch) Waite. She had been a longtime resident of West Hartford, Guilford, and summered in Groton Long Point, CT, retired to Florida for 32 years before resettling to Connecticut. She was predeceased by her husband Charles G. Lincoln, a son Charles... Read more


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Michael Joseph Domingos

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 2, 2017

Michael Joseph Domingos, 36, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford, son of Antonio and Julia (Durao) Domingos, he was a Newington resident since 1987. Michael graduated from Newington High School and while there, he enjoyed playing soccer and went on to play at Western CT State University. He loved nature photography, cooking, spending time with his family and walking his canine... Read more


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Ellen D. Kelly

September 24, 1923 – January 28, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 17, 2017

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Ellen Kelly fulfilled the final moments of a 93-year life span. She passed at Avery Heights in Hartford, the same city in which she was born on September 24, 1923, to the late Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Dolan. Ellen spent her younger years tap dancing and participating in pageantry. Close friends and family knew her as 'Skinny Dolan' and others as Miss Aetna and Miss Travelers. Ellen carried her winning smile... Read more


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Jose Giner, Jr.


Service Date: February 1, 2017

Jose Giner, Jr., 86, of Kensington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Amelia (Pont) Giner for 63 years. Born in Spain, son of the late Jose Giner, Sr. and Carmen (Reig) Giner, he grew up in Spain and spent the last 39 years in Kensington. Jose was a member of St. Paul's Church. Along with his wife, he leaves his three children, Jose Giner, III of East Windsor,... Read more


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Ward Emmons "Hop" Wiltse, Jr.

Southington, Connecticut
Service Date: February 4, 2017

Ward Emmons (Hop) Wiltse, Jr., 96, of Southington, faithful and loving husband of Jean B. (Fischer) Wiltse for 67 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Hop lived an interesting and full life focused on everyone other than himself. Devotion to family, hard work in his professions, an adventurous spirit and service to others were the cornerstones of his life and made a lasting impact on all who knew him. Hop was the oldest... Read more


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Michael R. Campo

West Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: February 4, 2017

Dr. Michael R. Campo passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on January 20, 2017 surrounded by his beloved wife, family, and caregivers after a brief illness. He was 93. Michael Campo, a quintessential man of action and an italianista beyond compare, was born of immigrant parents, John and Elisa Campo, in Waterbury, CT on September 15, 1923. Wanting to fit into the American landscape without losing their ancestral roots, his parents... Read more


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Alfred Eaton

Newington
Service Date: February 4, 2017

Alfred R. Eaton, 85, of Newington, passed away on January 30, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Augusta, ME, son of the late Maynard and Evelyn (Burridge) Eaton, he grew up in Maine where he graduated high school before serving his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He then raised his family in East Hartford where he was employed at Pratt and Whitney, moving to Newington 23 years ago. He enjoyed travelling and dancing at the... Read more


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Lilly J. McComb

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 24, 2017

Lilly (Johnson) McComb, 85, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Richard C. McComb for 64 years. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Torsten and Anna Hildur (Abrahamson) Johnson, she was a lifelong Newington resident and member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Lilly spent many years as a homemaker, caring for her children and family, prior to... Read more


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Zenon B. Piechowicz

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 25, 2017

Zenon B. Piechowicz, born on May 27, 1926, died at age 90 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at his home in Newington. He leaves behind his former wife, Eugenia Piechowicz of Newington, three children; Paul Piechowicz of Newington and his wife Kelley, grandchildren, Riley, Nathaniel and Erinn, Mark Piechowicz of Bolton and his wife Carol, grandchildren, Michael, Gregory, Michelle and Megan, Elizabeth Piechowicz Gillick of Rye, NY and her husband... Read more


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Wanda V. (Zavorski) Betterini

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 20, 2017

Wanda (Zavorski) Betterini, 83, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Betterini, Sr. Born in Terryville, daughter of the late Stephen and Valeria (Burdelski) Zavorski, she was a longtime Newington resident. Wanda was employed by New Britain Plumbing Supply and Sandelli Florist for many years prior to her retirement. She... Read more


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Ethel "Epsie" Goodwin

June 28, 1928 – January 13, 2017
New Britain
Service Date: January 18, 2017

Ethel "Epsie" (Coons) Goodwin, 88, of Newington, Rocky Hill and New Britain, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017. She was born on June 28, 1928 to Wilbert E. Coons and Nellie S. Orvis of Plainville. From the age of 6, she was raised by her late uncle and aunt, William and Ethel Hemingway of Plainville. She worked for Hartford State Technical College and the Connecticut Department of Transportation until her retirement in... Read more


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Markos Sofianos

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 17, 2017

Markos Sofianos, 79, of Newington, loving husband of 53 years to Mary (Loukea) Sofianos, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13th 2017 surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born in Athens, Greece, and moved to the United States at the age of 43. A devoted and beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend like no other, Markos showed through his whole life and work that his wife, children and entire family came first... Read more


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Bernard (Bill) Cohen

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 15, 2017

Bill Cohen, 92, formerly of Newington, where he lived with his wife Avis for more than 50 years, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, January 12. Bill was born in New York City where he made many close friendships which lasted to this day. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid tennis player, a familiar figure at the courts in town. Bill developed a passion for acting, appearing in many productions including Theatre Newington, New Britain... Read more


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Katell Marie Gunning

May 31, 1982 – January 11, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 17, 2017

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Katell Marie ( Montaufray) Gunning, 34, passed away at home unexpectedly. Born on May 31, 1982 in Hartford, she lived most of her life in Newington where she attended school and received her associate's degree in marketing from Tunxis Community College. Katell worked as an an exceptionally talented dental lab technician at various area labs. She also served customers with her infectious smile and laughter at many... Read more


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Danuta Banel

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: January 10, 2017

Danuta Banel, 80, wife of, Wiktor Banel, of New Britain, passed peacefully, on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poland to the late Bronislaw Irzyk and Margaret (Szwajnoch) Irzyk. Before retiring, Danuta worked as a machinist at the Reflexite Plastic Company. She lived in New Britain for 39 years after living in Poland. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was an avid member of the Ladies Guild... Read more


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Robert W. Stewart

December 9, 1948 – January 8, 2017
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 13, 2017

Robert W. Stewart, 68, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017, in New Britain. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Accornero) Stewart. Born on December 9, 1948, Bob was the son of the late Alfred and Ruth (Wadsworth) Stewart. Bob served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve for six years. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education, as well as his Sixth-Year Certificate in Administration from Central Connecticut... Read more


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Barbara Radziwon-Szymanowski

Cromwell, Connecticut
Service Date: January 12, 2017

Barbara "Basia" Radziwon- Szymanowski of Cromwell, CT died Friday January 6, 2017, peacefully at St. Francis Hospital. Daughter of Janina Radziwon and the late Waclaw (Walter) Radziwon. She was born in New Britain and had also lived in Newington and most recently, Cromwell. She graduated from Holy Cross School and Newington High School and then attained her associate's degree. Beginning her career with Dubose Associates, most of her... Read more


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Anna Vernacatola Boissonneault

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

On Wednesday, January 4, 2016, Anna Boissonneault, 95, passed away peacefully at home. Born on June 20, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Fiore and Liberta (Orsini) Vernacatola. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a packer for the Keeney Manufacturing Company in Newington. In her spare time, Anna loved to garden, crochet and crocheted a lifetime of creative doilies for all her girls, but most of all, Italian cooking featuring her... Read more


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Barbara Slysz

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: January 14, 2017

Lifelong New Britain resident, Barbara Ellyn Schroedel Slysz passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 after a short illness. She leaves behind many family members and friends who are deeply saddened by her passing yet rejoicing that she is reunited with family and friends including her beloved husband Stan. Barb was born on April 4, 1933 to Ellen and William Schroedel. She and her sister, Beverly grew up on Fairview Street in close proximity... Read more


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Catherine Anne Tully

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 7, 2017

Catherine Anne (Day) Tully, 90, of Newington, CT, formerly of Scranton, PA, passed away on January 3, 2017. "Anne" was born in Scranton to the late John and Katherine Day. She graduated from Central High School and worked for many years at the Bell Telephone Company. She married the love of her life, Joseph Tully of Scranton, in 1960. They traveled extensively as part of Joe's Navy service. While in Scranton, she was a longtime parishioner of... Read more


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Helen (Steele) Schaffer

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 12, 2017

Helen (Steele) Schaffer, 87, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Weddoll and Antoinette (Pandiscia) Steele, she lived in Newington most of her life. She was employed at Hartford Hospital and the Newington Children's Hospital for many years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano with the Newington Children's Theater and the Newington Seniors. She also... Read more


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Rosalie C. Small

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: no services

Rosalie C. Small of Newington died on Sunday January 1, 2017, at home. She was predeceased by her mother Katheryn Szobocsan. She leaves her son Jamie David Small Pappalardo and her longtime loving companion Carmen Pappalardo. Rosalie was a retired employee of Union Local #91, East Hartford, where for over 20 years she thoroughly enjoyed working for the members. Rosalie will be forever remembered and loved. A private service will be held. ... Read more


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Cheryl Ann Stevenson

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 4, 2017

Cheryl Ann Stevenson, 46, of Newington, Passed away peacefully at home, Friday December 30, 2016. Cheryl was born in Hartford and was a lifelong Newington resident. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's University and a teacher at Bennett Academy, in Manchester. Cheryl is survived by her brother Brian Stevenson and his wife Shannon and their daughters Amelia, Emma and Grace and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents... Read more


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Alfonsas Zdanys

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: January 6, 2017

Alfonsas Zdanys died peacefully in his home in Newington on December 30, 2016 cared for by his wife and children. He was born on November 5, 1927, in Kybartai, Lithuania, son of the late Juozas and Stefanija (Skimbirauskas) Zdancevicius. A gifted and enthusiastic storyteller, he talked often about his life in that small town. He talked also about the difficulties he faced after the Russian occupation of Lithuania and how he and his family spent... Read more


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Henry J. Dawidowicz

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: January 6, 2017

Henry J. Dawidowicz, 94, of New Britain died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille T. (Dawnerowicz) Dawidowicz. Born in New Britain, son of the late Albin and Lottie (Kania) Dawidowicz, he was a lifelong city resident. Henry was a Captain in the U.S. Army, 1st Cavalry Div. during WW II and served in the 43rd Div. during the Korean War. He retired from the Peck Spring Co., Plainville after many years of... Read more


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Alpheus "Bill" Pearce

New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: January 3, 2017

Alpheus William "Bill" Pearce, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was born on April 29th, 1922 in Franklin County, North Carolina, to the late John O. Pearce and Blanche (Davis) Pearce. He was a long time resident of New Britain. He served in the US Navy during WWII and retired from Marlin Rockwell after 30+ years. He spent much of his retirement fixing small engines and woodworking. Over the years he took immense... Read more


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Dorothy Brousseau

August 8, 1932 – December 25, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 28, 2016

Dorothy (Krawczyk) Brousseau, 84, died peacefully to join her husband on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Brousseau. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Murach) Krawczyk, she was a longtime Newington resident and was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Mrs. Brousseau retired from the State of CT Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse after many years of employment. She was... Read more


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Jose Evaristo Soares

Wearest Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: December 30, 2016

Jose Evaristo Soares, 67, of West Hartford, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Maria Celeste (Freitas) Soares for 44 years. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, he resided in the greater Hartford area for the past 44 years and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. Jose served in the Portugese Army and retired from Costello Industries after many years of service and was... Read more


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Leonardo Bordonaro

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 31, 2016

Leonardo "Lenny" Bordonaro, 87, of Rocky Hill, CT and Port Charlotte, FL, passed away peacefully, Saturday December 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family following a stroke. Born in Canicattini Bagni, Sicily, July 26, 1929, to the late Sebastiano and Lucia (Aiello) Bordonaro, he proudly served in the Carabinieri (State Police), after which he owned his own company Fabro Mechanico. He immigrated to the United States in 1962 and settled with... Read more


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Richard Terry

December 28, 1933 – December 24, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 31, 2016

Richard Terry, 82, of Newington, died at home on December 23, 2016. Richard was the loving and beloved husband of Edythe (Somerville) Terry and the father of one daughter, Jennifer. Born in Mecklenburg County, VA, he was a Newington resident for the past 42 years and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Newington. Mr. Terry worked as an aircraft machinist in the Research & Development department at Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford for more than 30... Read more


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John Paul McSwiney

October 28, 1928 – December 23, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 29, 2016

On Friday, December 23, 2016, John Paul McSwiney, 88, of Newington & Port St. Lucie, FL, was called to eternal life while at home with his family. Born on October 28, 1928 in Columbus, OH, he was the son of the late Daniel J. & Ethel (Morin) McSwiney. He served our country with pride in the United States Navy during the Korean War and received the National Defense, Korean Service, United Nations and China Service Medals. Prior to retirement... Read more


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Mary Jane (Paradis) Allen

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 28, 2016

Mary Jane Allen, of Newington, beloved wife of the late Harry B. Allen, passed away on December 21, 2016. She was born on August 9, 1919 in Wallagrass, ME, daughter of the late Emile and Catherine (Cormier) Paradis, she lived in CT most of her life with the past 44 years in Newington. As of October 2015, she resided at Apple Rehab, Nursing Home in Cromwell. She married Harry B. Allen in 1937, a musician at the time, who she met in Eagle Lake,... Read more


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Laura Lee Cassandra

April 29, 1943 – December 21, 2016
Rotonda West, Florida
Service Date: January 7, 2017

Laura Lee (Bushnell) Cassandra, 73 of Rotonda West, FL and long time resident of Newington, CT; passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2016. Laurie was born on April 29, 1943 in New York, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Henry Bushnell, her sister Joyce Ann Farmer, her brother Henry Bushnell and her forever missed daughter Lisa Nash Stoddard. Laurie retired as the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund at Hartford... Read more


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Valerie Ann Pearce

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 22, 2016

Valerie Ann (Veneziano) Pearce, 70, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Albert and Ann (Prosperi) Venziano, she was a longtime Newington resident. Valerie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #511 and enjoyed reading and crocheting. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her two daughters, Trisha Pearce of Tucson, AZ and Robyn Fulkerson of... Read more


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Marie Skwiot

April 13, 1918 – December 18, 2016
New Britain, Connecticut
Service Date: December 22, 2016

Early Sunday morning on December 18, 2016, Marie (Sokolowski) Skwiot, 98, of New Britain passed away peacefully and entered into the Kingdom of God. She was born in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Sokolowski. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Joseph W. Skwiot. Marie was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft until her retirement in 1983. She and her husband, Joe enjoyed many trips together... Read more


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Joyce L. Pasqurell

September 13, 1930 – December 16, 2016
Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 20, 2016

Joyce L. Pasqurell, 86, of Simsbury, passed away into the arms of the Lord on Friday morning December 16, 2016. .Born Joyce Lucinda Nevers on September 13, 1930 in New Britain, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Mary (Majewski) Nevers and Frederick W. Nevers who predeceased her. Joyce was also predeceased by her husband James Pasqurell, Sr., her daughter Janice (Pasqurell) Santamaria and son John "Jack" Pasqurell. Joyce was raised in New... Read more


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Marjorie T. Platt

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 22, 2016

Marjorie T. Platt, 86, of Newington passed away peacefully on December 16, 2016. Marjorie lived most of her adult life in Newington, until recently moving to The Atrium in Rocky Hill. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of Agnes (Hatton) and Shirley Tracy, and spent her childhood on Columbia Street in Hartford. She graduated Class of 1948 from Hartford High School and was a member of the Church of Christ Congregational in Newington CT. ... Read more


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Frances Pauline Ambrose

October 28, 1919 – December 14, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut
Service Date: December 19, 2016

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Frances Pauline Ambrose, 97, was called to eternal life from this world. Born on October 28, 1919 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Anthony & Pauline (Skupas) Zeromskis. She was a 1937 Graduate of Hartford High School, a longtime Communicant of Holy Trinity Church where she held membership with its Blessed Mother Sodality and the Knights of Lithuania. She resided in Wethersfield for many years and... Read more


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Mary S. "Sue" Patrissi McDonald

Newington, Connecticut
Service Date: December 16, 2016

Mary S. "Sue" (Patrissi) McDonald, 98, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late James A. McDonald. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Nicola and Theresa (DeLuco) Patrissi, she was a Newington resident for over 60 years and a member of St. Mary's Church. Mary was a very simple woman, she enjoyed Bingo and getting together with her family and grandchildren. A loving mother and... Read more


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