Our Obituaries

Richard A. Graham

October 22, 1948 - September 24, 2017

Richard Arthur Graham, 68 of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home. He was born in Madison on October 22, 1948, son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Hine) Graham. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a radio operator and received a Bronze medal while serving in the tactical operations center. He enjoyed listening to music, playing his guitar and...
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John Edward Fitzgerald

September 20, 1928 - September 21, 2017

John Edward Fitzgerald, 89, longtime resident of Westbrook and formerly Cheshire, Connecticut passed away peacefully with his family at his side on September 21, 2017. John (Jack) was born in New Haven, September 20, 1928, son of the late William and Ruth (Geer) Fitzgerald. He was predeceased by his brother William Fitzgerald of Ridgefield, Connecticut.He is survived by his beloved wife of 63...
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Charles H. Vollhardt

August 14, 1956 - September 19, 2017

Charles H. Vollhardt, of Clinton, died on September 19, 2017. He was born in Middletown, the son of Phillip and Gloria Vollhardt.Charles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a supervisor with R & K Spero McDonalds. Charles was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time aboard his boat, Bear Fin III with his good friend, Don Kallinich. He also enjoyed hunting and especially...
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Paul Krafin

August 4, 1947 - September 17, 2017

Paul Harvey Krafin, of Madison, died on September 17, 2017, at his home.He was born on August 4, 1947, in Boston, MA, the son of Isadore and Lillian (Sushman) Crafin.Paul is survived by his sister Sara Kravitz of Clinton, CT.A graveside service will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Beaver Brook Cemetery, Route 145, Clinton, CT.
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Dorothy Elizabeth Bedle

October 8, 1923 - September 8, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Bedle passed away September 8th at 93 years old. She was born 10/8/1923 in a town called Home, Kansas to Clyde and Elizabeth Jones. Dorothy enjoyed many crafts including crochet and quilting in addition to gardening and golf. She liked to reminisce about growing up on a farm in rural Kansas and her time spent as a nurse in the military based in Burtonwood, England. In her...
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Walter Francis Javor

September 12, 1921 - September 3, 2017

Walter F. Javor age 95 of Clinton, CT passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born in Edmond, RI on September 12, 1921 to his parents, K. (Kazimir) Richard and Blanche (Sowenska) Javor of Montville, CT. He was predeceased by his wives Anna (Brooks) Javor and Gloria (Voets) Javor. He was a 1939 graduate of Norwich Free Academy. He was a World War II veteran who...
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Edward Patrick Lyons

November 18, 1931 - August 28, 2017

The world lost a kind and generous heart on Monday August 28, 2017. Edward Patrick Lyons Jr., passed peacefully, surrounded by his family at Yale New Haven Hospital. He had suffered a recent health complication which he faced bravely, never complained and had impeccable manners and concern for those around him until the end. The end came too soon for all of us. Edward was born November 18, 1937....
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Barbara Lee Sanchirico

August 21, 2017

Barbara Lee Sanchirico, only child of the late Joseph and Adelina "Lee" (Marganella) Sanchirico of Clinton, passed from this life on August 21, 2017 at her home. Bobbie was born in Yonkers, NY, graduating from Yonkers HS, then earning a BA and MA from Fordham University. After college, Bobbie taught at Hawthorne Jr High School in Yonkers before moving to Clinton in the late 1970s. A lifelong...
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Mark R. Hicks

August 16, 1958 - August 15, 2017

Mark R. Hicks Sr., 59, "husband" of Kim S. Thomas passed away on Tuesday August 15, 2017. Born in Waterbury on June 27, 1959, was the son of the late Rodney Oscar Hicks and Georgeena Kuehner Hicks. Mark resided in Hamden was formerly of Clinton. He was a painter for Art Conroy Painting of Madison. Mark loved everything to do with the outdoors; he especially enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking....
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Kevin Alan Ulsh

June 19, 1960 - August 12, 2017

Kevin Alan Ulsh, 57, of Guilford, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 following a brief illness. Born on June 19, 1960, in Derby, CT, Kevin was the son of Stanley Alton and Mary Elaine (Durbin) Ulsh. He resided with his family in Virginia Beach and Richmond, VA; Simsbury, CT; St. Louis, MO; Madison, CT. and most recently at his group home in Guilford, CT. Although challenged with lifelong...
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Irma May Sepowski

January 22, 1927 - August 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Irma May Sepowski, of Westbrook announce her passing at her home on August 12, 2017. She was born January 22, 1927 in New Britain, the daughter of George Arthur Molander and Edna Bagshaw Molander, both deceased. She is the widow of James "Jim" Sepowski, married 52 years. Irma will be sadly missed by her two children Holly Sepowski, and her fiancé ...
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Mary Louise Murphy

August 20, 1946 - August 10, 2017

Mary Louise Talford Murphy, wife of James F Murphy Sr. since 1964, of Westbrook CT died Thursday, August 10, 2017 in New Haven after a long illness, with family by her side.Marylu was born on August 20, 1946 in Manchester NH to her parents, the late Henry Joseph Talford and Helena (Cullen) Talford. She graduated St Joseph High School, Manchester NH in 1964. She resided in several places in NH...
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Marjore Keith

March 24, 1931 - August 9, 2017

Marjorie Ann Keith 86, of Clinton CT and beloved wife of Mark Keith passed away on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital. Marjorie was born in Manchester NH to the late Stanley and Gertrude (Cross) Moore on March 24, 2017. She attended and graduated Pinkerton Academy in Derry NH. After marrying Mark they settled in Connecticut and started their family. Besides her husband Mark, Marjorie...
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John A. Wiesbrock

November 22, 1939 - August 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Patricia M. Darin

January 13, 1930 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Carol Lyman

February 5, 1933 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Bernard A. Ledoux

October 11, 1925 - July 7, 2017

Bernard A. Ledoux, 91, a longtime Clinton resident, passed away on July 7th. Bernie was born October 11, 1925 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of the late Aldei and Cena (Maynard) Ledoux. Bernie graduated from Prevost High School in Fall River, class of 1944. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Air Force. He previously resided in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and was...
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Jessica Davis

January 16, 1975 - June 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Emma M. Curry

September 13, 1918 - June 22, 2017

Clinton- Emma B. Curry, 98 of Clinton and formerly of Guilford, died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Apple Rehab in Old Saybrook.Mrs. Curry is survived by her two sons Robert Curry of Moodus and Wayne Curry of Clinton.A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00am in Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton. A Visiting Hour will be held one hour prior to the service from...
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Sara Elizabeth Watson

March 23, 1963 - June 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Lucy C. Scelfo

August 9, 1925 - June 17, 2017

Lucy Catalano Scelfo, of Westbrook, CT, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born August 9, 1925, in New York City, NY, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Grace LaMagna Catalano. Mrs. Scelfo was a retired school teacher. She was active in many after school programs having loved her career in teaching. She was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Visitation, Clinton, CT....
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Emma L. Swain

July 22, 1927 - June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Jane A. Kanski

September 26, 1919 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Carolyn D. Kirmss

January 16, 1928 - June 11, 2017

Clinton- Carolyn Dale (Granniss) Kirmss, 89, of Clinton died June 11, 2017 at The Shoreline in Clinton. Mrs. Kirmss was born on January 16, 1928 in Detroit, MI the daughter of the late Edward and Jane (Stannard) Granniss. She worked for many years as a Librarian at Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton. She was an avid art collector, book lover and community volunteer. Carolyn adored cats, and...
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Jason Loughlin

February 22, 1980 - June 11, 2017

Jason Loughlin, of West Hartford, and formerly of Clinton, died on June 11, 2017.He was born on February 22, 1980, in Hartford, the son of James Loughlin of Clinton, and the late Cynthia Foy Loughlin.Jason was employed at T-Mobile. He loved riding his motorcycle. He participated in body building and was a big fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants.In addition to his father Jason is...
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Ezra Jonathan Langston

November 28, 1977 - June 10, 2017

With profound sadness and heartache, we mourn the loss of our son, brother, and father, Ezra Langston. Born November 28, 1977, Ezra passed away suddenly and un-expectantly on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Ezra was a proud and loving father of his daughter, Ashley Langston. Ezra loved his family. Ezra loved his dog Bruno with all his heart. And Ezra loved music. He was proud of his band, Alcoholicaust...
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Leo Volpe

July 8, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Leo C. Volpe, aged 92, passed away on the morning of June 10th peacefully at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Waterbury, CT on July 8th, 1924, the son of the late Vincent and Felcia (Tedesco) Volpe. He attended and graduated both elementary and high school at Sacred Heart. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He married Eleanor ...
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Moira Frances Sutcliffe

April 28, 1938 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Clarissa Eileen Barden

December 7, 1952 - May 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Luc-John Pentz Pentz

June 11, 1986 - May 23, 2017

Luc-John Pentz of Wallingford passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2017 at the age of 30. Luc-John was born in Princeton, New Jersey on June 11, 1986. Luc is survived by Vanessa M. Pentz of Clinton and Frans Tholenaar of Ocala, Florida. He has three loving siblings Adriana, Matthew and Natalie and a Step-Father Martin O. Adamo, who is residing in Harbor View nursing home in New London, CT. Luc...
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Thory Heye

April 13, 1947 - May 21, 2017

Thory Heye passed away unexpectedly at his home in Clinton, CT on Sunday May 21, 2017 at the age of 70. Thory is survived by Marilyn Hintz Heye, his loving wife of 39 years; sisters Leslie Quarrier, Jocelyn Heye, and Cynthia Hopkins; daughters Heather Heye and Ashley Heye Watson, Ashley's husband Adam and their son Hunter. Thory is predeceased by his father, Carl W. Heye, and his mother, Cynthia...
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William D. Brohn

March 30, 1933 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Donald Rice

September 30, 1934 - May 11, 2017

Donald Burton Rice, 82, of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, entered into the rest of his Lord on May 11, 2017. He was born at home in New Haven and resided in several shoreline towns before moving to Lakeland, Florida, where he eventually retired. He also lived in Oxford, Massachusetts with his son Glenn and family. For the last year he was a resident at Gladeview Healthcare Center in Old Saybrook. He...
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Frank Riccio

July 23, 1925 - May 9, 2017

Frank Riccio, Sr., of Hamden and Suffield, died on May 9, 2017.He was born in New Haven on July 23, 1925, the son of Raffaele and Angiolina (Perrotti) Riccio. He was the widower of Joyce B. Riccio.Mr. Riccio was a veteran of World War II, serving in 6 missions in the US Navy on an L.C.I. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and was at Enzio, Italy and involved with...
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Harold F. Morrison

December 18, 1917 - May 1, 2017

Harold F. Morrison of Clinton CT died on May 1, 2017. He was born in Danielson CT on December 18, 1917, of John H. and Ella M (Freeman) Morrison. He previously resided in Dayville CT and Massapequa Park, NY. He was a graduate of Amityville HS in New York. He was employed by the Kollsman Instrument Co. for 51 years, retiring in 1989. He held many positions in the company during his tenure,...
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Susanne P. Demchak

February 1, 1940 - April 29, 2017

Susanne P. Demchak, 77, of Clinton, widow of Robert Demchak, passed away unexpectedly on April 29 after a long illness with her daughter by her side.Born in Marblehead, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hazel (Stone) Perkins. After graduating from Marblehead High School, she received her teaching degree from Gorham State Teachers College in Gorham, ME in 1962. Susanne married her...
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Stanley Edwin Paul

November 26, 1953 - April 27, 2017

Stanley Edwin Paul, Jr., of Middletown, and formerly of Killingworth and Hamden, died on April 27, 2017 after a long illness.He was born on November 26, 1953 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of Stanley E. Paul, Sr., and Lois Lasher Paul.Stanley graduated from Hamden High School in 1972 where he played football, played tuba in the marching band, and was the basketball team manager. He worked at Camco...
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Susan Jane Tregelles

September 5, 1951 - April 26, 2017

Clinton, CT - Susan Tregelles, 65, died Wednesday, April 26th at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Freeport, NY on September 5, 1951, she was the daughter of Mortimer S. Carman of Venice, FL, the late Mary Elizabeth (Lewis) Carman, and twin sister of Betty Ann (Carman) Copley Harris. She grew up in Hempstead and Huntington NY and was a proud 1969...
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Paul M. Coughlin

February 16, 1952 - April 19, 2017

Paul M. Coughlin, 65, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Wednesday, April 19th. He was born in New Haven, CT, on February 16, 1952, to the late Nancy (Gilmore) Coughlin and John J. Coughlin, Jr. He was predeceased by is brother-in-law, Tom Richards. He is survived by his daughters Kelly Mackenzie (Ryan) of Prospect, Kristin Norden (George) of Branford, and former wife, Karen Coughlin...
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Joseph Phillips

October 10, 1925 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Robert Frederick Langer

April 18, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Robert Frederick Langer of Clinton, died on April 12, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of August and Matilda (Karg) Langer. Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sonja Graves Langer, they were married on November 15, 1958. After High School Robert attended the Paier School of Art, and was an animal portrait artist. In addition to his art work, he was employed...
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Larry Junior Goode

October 2, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Larry Junior Goode Died Suddenly on April 8, 2017 at the age of 74 in his home in Clinton, CT. Larry was born on October 2, 1942 and was a life long resident of South Boston Virginia. He loved and played Baseball like a professional. Larry was Preceded by his Mother Kessie E. Goode and Father William H. Goode, along with his Niece Carolyn Goode and his Nephew William Goode. Larry became a serious...
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Karen Apel Rand

February 13, 1942 - April 8, 2017

On April 8th, Karen Apel Rand passed away after a brief illness. Born on February 13, 1942, Karen was the daughter of Helen Swain Apel and Bernard Apel. She graduated from Old Saybrook High School with the Class of 1960 and spent her entire life on the shoreline. After high school, she married her husband of 55 years, Michael I. Rand. Together they spent their lives raising two children and...
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Lillian B. Parsons

March 19, 1922 - March 15, 2017

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September 19, 1919 - March 15, 2017

Alice K. Harrison died peacefully on March 15, 2017 after a long illness. She and her twin sister Marion were born in Pittsfield, ME, on Sept. 19, 1919 to Percy Kneeland and Eva Fayle Kneeland. Alice was predeceased by her beloved husband Edwin in 1986. She is survived by her two sons David Harrison and his wife Karen of Verona Island, ME and Paul Harrison and his wife Karla of Houlton, ME. Two...
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James A. Beardsley

April 2, 1927 - March 12, 2017

An extraordinary gentleman. Three words that best define Jim. Jim Beardsley, a kind and gentle soul, changed peoples' lives. He enjoyed helping others and was good at it. He was a person of warmth, boundless enthusiasm and positive generosity.James Beardsley, 89, son of Franklin and Irene Beardsley died, after a brief illness, on Sunday, March 12th surrounded by his loving family. Jim was...
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Richard Dwire

March 23, 1940 - March 12, 2017

Richard Frank Dwire, 76Richard F Dwire of Clinton, formerly of Tolland CT, passed away on March 12, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Hartford, CT on March 23, 1940, the son of the late Leon and Rose (Abbey) Dwire. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Hoffman) Dwire of Clinton CT. He is also survived by his two daughters and three grandchildren: His daughter...
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Alasdair James MacAuslan

August 14, 1952 - March 12, 2017

Alasdair James MacAuslan "Sandy", of Branford,.died suddenly Sunday March 12, 2017 at his home.Sandy was a kind and gentle soul who often had to fight his demons with the help of family and BHCare. Sandy would give you what you asked for if he could provide it..He was the best shopper for gifts, taking much time and thought and coming up with ideas that we all continue to use years...
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Virginia Eva Burr

September 22, 1936 - March 12, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Burr, 80, of Clinton, passed away on March 12, 2017.She was born on September 22, 1936, in New Britain, the daughter of Gideon and Hilder Nyren. Her siblings included Fred and Roy Nyren.Virginia graduated in 1957 from the Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing, and was a nurse for 49 years. She was a longtime and active member of the United Methodist Church in Clinton. ...
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Eric Auer

April 3, 1953 - March 12, 2017

Eric Auer, 63, of Killingworth died at home with his family after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Born April 3, 1953 in Hartford, CT to Oscar Auer and the late Vivian Engstrom Auer, Eric was a lifelong resident of Killingworth. His family will always be grateful that his many contributions to the Killingworth community were recognized long before his illness. He was inducted into the...
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Cindy M. Ardigliano

January 24, 1948 - March 10, 2017

Cynthia "Cindy" Ardigliano, of Clinton and St. Maarten, DWI, died on March 10, 2017 in New Haven.She was born on January 24, 1948, in New Haven, the daughter of Vero and Aurora (Mucci) Lepore.She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, Ct. and attended Endicott University in Beverly, Ma. She was a paralegal for several law firms most recently for Paladino & Welsh, LLC in Old...
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John Francis Scherber

November 26, 1964 - March 8, 2017

John 'Jack' Francis Scherber, 52 of Woodbridge VA, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2017 at Smilow Cancer Center of New Haven surrounded by his loving family. Jack is survived by his wife Kristen L. Scherber, daughter Katelyn M. Scherber and son Derek J. Scherber of Woodbridge, VA. He is also survived by his father Frank J. Scherber of Grasonville MD and predeceased by his mother Shirley A. ...
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Rosemary Brodeur

March 1, 1940 - March 3, 2017

Rosemary (Rosie) Brodeur, 77, of Clinton, CT, formally of Milford, CT, predeceased by her husband Rao Brodeur passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on March 3, 2017 after a long illness. Rosie was born on March 1, 1940 in Milford, CT to the late Harold and Catherine Summers.Rosie was employed at Job Lot in Clinton as a Dept. Head before retiring in 2007 and she will always be...
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Jeanette Ames

August 16, 1927 - February 23, 2017

Jeanette Ames, of Clinton, died on February 23, 2017, in Hartford.She was born on August 16, 1927, in Waldoboro, Maine, the daughter of Fred and Lillian Morse Boggs.Jeanette is survived by her daughter Suzanne Hanson of Glastonbury; grandchildren Rebecca, Jessica, Frederick, Jr., Tammy, Richard, Jennifer, Michael, and Jeffrey; numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband...
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David Champion

September 1, 1945 - February 19, 2017

David Charles Champion - Born September 1, 1945 in New London CT. Raised on Mile Creek Road in Old Lyme CT by Helene and Whitney Hall with his sister Carol. He is survived by his former wife Jayne, his son Jeffrey, his daughter Kimberly and countless friends. He resided in Clinton CT for the last 20 years of his life where he made many dear and close friends.After graduating Old Lyme High...
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Robert Mizenko

May 2, 1923 - February 19, 2017

Robert (Bob) Anthony Mizenko, age, 93, of Clinton, Ct, and formerly a long time resident of Wallingford, CT, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Apple Health Care Facility.Bob was born on May 2, 1923 in Luzerne PA, to Anna (Palsha) and Michael Mizenko. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Harriet Mizenko.Bob served honorably in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 in the European...
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Robert Eells Nettleton

November 24, 1931 - February 14, 2017

Robert Eells Nettleton, 85, of Clinton, CT died on February 14, at home. He was born in New Haven to the late Donald Edward and Mary Eells Nettleton. Robert lived for many years in Cheshire before moving to Clinton. A graduate of Yale University in 1954, he was employed as a Mortgage Banker at the Lomas & Nettleton Co. in New Haven. He also attended Northwestern University for his M.B.A. He...
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Sally Phelps Waite

December 30, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Sally Phelps Waite, born 1928 in Ansonia, New Haven County, Connecticut, and passed away February 5, 2017 at home in Chester, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The youngest of three children of Howard Albert and Lillian Wilmot Phelps, Mrs. Waite was a proud descendant of many of Connecticut's original settlers.A 1946 graduate of The Day School in New Haven, Connecticut, Mrs. Waite spoke fondly of...
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John Joseph McGowan

October 28, 1921 - February 5, 2017

John Joseph McGowan, 95, of Clinton, died peacefully on February 5, 2017, in hospice care at Middlesex Hospital. He was born October 28, 1921, in New Haven, CT, to the late John and Elizabeth O'Gara McGowan. Jack, also known as JJ, served honorably in the United States Navy from 1942-1945 in the Pacific Theater of Operations, and again from 1951-1952 in the Korean War. He was a member of the...
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Patricia H.J. Watts

November 3, 1940 - February 3, 2017

Patricia Holmes Jennings Watts (Pat) went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3, 2017. She was 76.Pat was born in Mineola, NY. She was the only daughter of George B. Watts and Novella M. Watts. She is survived by three brothers and their respective spouses: George B. Watts, Jr. (Claire) of Cohasset MA, Peter M. Watts (Mary) of Largo, FL and Daniel M. Watts (Carol) of Chester, CT, and...
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Charles P. Lennerton

April 19, 1931 - February 1, 2017

Charles Paul Lennerton from Westbrook, CT and formerly from Old Saybrook, CT and Boston Mass., joined the Lord on February 1, 2017 after a brief illness. Charles was honorably discharged from the United States Army after being stationed in Germany and graduated from Boston College with a bachelors degree in Sociology. Charles married his wife of 60 years Marie LeBel from St Marie, Quebec in 1957....
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Virginia Barbara Zotti

October 26, 1928 - January 27, 2017

Virginia B. Zotti, 88, of Westbrook, died on January 27, 2017. She was born on October 26, 1928 in Hartford, CT. to Richard and Julia (Hartl) Bickel. Together with 2 sisters, Julia (Steiner) Douville and Mary (Steiner) Ulrich, the family resided in East Hartford. She was married to Richard Zotti on April 30, 1947 in Hartford, CT, and enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage. Devoted wife, mother, and...
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Charles Palmer

March 23, 1934 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Marjorie E. Haeussler

August 30, 1921 - January 24, 2017

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Marian D. Sparks

February 22, 1931 - January 24, 2017

Marian Dooley Sparks, 85 loving wife of Erwin Ray Sparks for 52 years of Clinton passed away on January 24, 2017 after a short illness with her loving husband by her side.Marian was born on February 22, 1931 at the Hospital of St. Barnabas in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, New Jersey and attended nursing school. Marian worked in Dental and...
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Joseph Cifferelli

October 5, 1949 - January 23, 2017

Joseph Cifferelli, 67, of Clinton, passed away on January 23, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on October 5, 1949 in New Haven to the late Dominic & Margaret Cifferelli. Joe was a well-known artist in New Haven for over 40 years. He was happiest in his studio painting, drawing, and sculpting. He also received numerous awards for his photography. As a...
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July 14, 1931 - January 14, 2017

Howard Arthur Marshall, Age 85, of Vernon, CT, formerly of Clinton, CT for many years, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017 at Fox Hill Nursing Home after long fulfilled life. Howard was born on July 14, 1931 in Bristol (Forestville), CT to the late Howard H. and Florence Marshall. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Navy - USS Pocono. He was employed as a chef at the...
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Anne Milaccio

June 20, 1920 - January 14, 2017

Anne Milaccio of Clinton, CT, passed away on January 14, 2017. Anne was 96 years old, and is survived by her husband, Vincent, whom she affectionately called "Pep" and gave great joy for more than 77 years of marriage. Anne made sure she and Pep were always active. They loved to travel, spend time on the water, and attend entertainment and sporting events. Anne is also survived by her...
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Emil Leo Reinwald

September 10, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Emil Leo Reinwald, III, of Clinton, died on January 12, 2017, peacefully at his home. He was born on September 10, 1936, in Hartford, the son of Emil L. Reinwald, Jr., and Mildred Carrigan Reinwald.Emil was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Jeannine M. Reinwald. They were married on November 9, 1957. Together they began their life in Rhode Island and then moved to Connecticut. They...
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Charles R. Brown

July 7, 1970 - January 12, 2017

Charles Robert Brown from Waterford, CT died peacefully at his home January 11, 2017. Charlie was the second child born to Robert Lenard Brown and Judith Marie Brown July 7, 1970 in Lowell Massachusetts.Charlie grew up in Clinton, CT before moving to Waterford, CT in 2003. He graduated from The Morgan High School in 1988.Charlie owned his own landscaping business (Charlie Brown's Lawn Care) for...
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John M. Shea

May 19, 1943 - January 7, 2017

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Mary Jane MADURA

February 15, 1949 - December 30, 2016

Mary Jane (Gichan) Madura, 67, widow of John Joseph Madura, of Clinton, passed away on December 30th at Branford Hospice after a long illness with family by her side. She was born on February 15th, 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Walter William and Catherine Agnes (Carroll) Gichan. Mary Jane was always proud of her Rhode Island roots, especially her accent. She honed it at St....
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Darryl S. DAVIS

July 26, 1941 - December 29, 2016

Darryl S Davis, 75, widower of Marylou Davis of West Haven CT entered into eternal rest on December 29, 2016. Darryl was born on July 26, 1941 in New Haven CT. He is survived by and will be clearly missed by his four children George Davis (Cathy) of Clinton, Denise Varney of Effingham NH, Tammy Quatrano (Neil) of Killingworth and Cheryl Cole (Bill) of Branford. In addition he is survived by...
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Harold Arthur Belward

February 6, 1924 - December 28, 2016

Harold Arthur Belward, of Clinton, died on December 28, 2016, at this home.He was born on February 6, 1924, in New Canaan, CT.Mr. Belward was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy.Funeral services will be private.
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Ilse Walburga Peschel

October 8, 1932 - December 24, 2016

PESCHEL, ILSE W., a long time resident of Clinton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends, on December 24, 2016 at Middlesex Hospice. She was born on October 8, 1932 in Straubing, Germany. She was predeceased by her three sisters and two husbands, Albert J. Peschel of Branford and John O. Davis of Clinton. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church of...
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Sharon R. White

October 9, 1949 - December 23, 2016

Sharon R. White of Westbrook, Ct. passed unto the arms of the Lord on December 23, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Attorney Richard J. White of Westbrook, Ct.Sharon was born in Southington, Connecticut on October 9, 1949 to Robert P. and Alice S. Reckmack of Cheshire, Connecticut. She spent her formative years growing up in Cheshire and attended the local public schools.Sharon was an alumna of...
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Felicita Pagan Marcano Lorenzi

March 30, 1925 - December 16, 2016

Felicita Pagan Marcano Lorenzi, 91, of Killingworth, CT, and formerly of Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, died on December 16, 2016, in Guilford, CT. She was the widow of Louis Lorenzi.She was born on March 30, 1925, in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Jose Pagan and Ines Marcano.As a teenager she lived with her family in the Bronx where she met the love of her life, Louis Lorenzi. Felicita...
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Lois Kathleen Reid

October 5, 1942 - December 9, 2016

Lois Kathleen Reid, age 74 of Clinton, CT passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her on December 9, 2016 after a battle with cancer and Alzheimer's. She leaves behind her loving husband of 54 years, Douglas S. Reid and four devoted children, Gordon Reid and wife Renita of Clinton, CT, Stuart Reid and wife Lorraine of Madison, CT, Stefanie Cole and husband Michael of Deep River, CT...
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Dolores Musco

August 26, 1937 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Donald Wayne Blifford

November 13, 1955 - December 2, 2016

Donald W. Blifford, 61, of Clinton, passed away at his home on December 2, 2016. Born in Jacksonville, NC on November 13, 1955 Don is the son of the late Donald J. and Barbara Ann (Wetherington) Blifford. Don is survived by his brothers David and his wife Carol of Deep River and Jay of Clinton and by his loving fire department family. In addition to his parents, Don is predeceased by his...
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Robert Leo Vincelette, Sr.

May 17, 1935 - November 23, 2016

Robert L. Vincelette, Sr. of Clinton, CT. passed away on November 23, 2016 at Middlesex Hospital after a long illness with family by his side. Robert was born May 17, 1935 in Guilford, CT. He was the son of the late Leo Joseph Vincelette and Marion (Eagleson) Vincelette. He was employed by Wilcox Fuel in Westbrook, CT., Owner of Bob's Plumbing & Heating in Clinton, CT., and then worked for...
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Jean Maria Stenderhoff

February 12, 1964 - November 16, 2016

Jean Maria Stenderhoff, of Clinton, died on November 16, 2016.She is survived by her husband George Stenderhoff, and sisters Irene and Maria.Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Novemeter 19th from 4-7pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton.
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Carolyn C. Morin

July 25, 1932 - November 1, 2016

Carolyn Clara Morin, passed away at the age of 84, beloved wife of the late Richard Morin died November 1, 2016. Carolyn was born in Chicago, LI. She is survived by her children Wendy Melendez and her husband Jorge, Gail LeBlanc and her husband Robert, Dean Guglietta and his wife Rae and David Morin and his wife Dara. She leaves ten loving grandchildren: Audrey Voskoboink, Tracee Melendez, Eric...
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Melissa Parsons

December 16, 1981 - October 18, 2016

Melissa (Missy) Jean Parsons, 34, of East Haven, CT (formerly of Clinton, CT) passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in her childhood home. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, fiancé, friend and will be greatly missed by all. Her latest and favorite job was being a stay at home Mom and a beloved Aunt Cookie. She battled kidney disease most of her life but always wanted children. ...
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Beatrice P. Moore

September 19, 1928 - October 16, 2016

Beatrice Parnoff Moore, 88, of Killingworth passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 16, 2016, after a prolonged illness. Bea was born in Hartford on September 19, 1928 to Gennaro and Margaret Schwartz Parnoff. A lifelong Lutheran, she cherished her years with the Walther League, a nation-wide youth organization, and most recently served Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Middletown as...
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Robert Sandrey

December 5, 1955 - October 10, 2016

SANDREY, ROBERT J. Robert J. Sandrey, 60, of Branford, passed away October 10, 2016 in New Haven. Born in New Haven on December 5, 1955, he is the son the late Joseph and Frances (Beach) Sandrey. Bob leaves behind his sister, Lynn (Ron) Forte, brother, Stephen (Linda) Sandrey and his many cherished nieces and nephews and friends that brought him great joy. In addition to his parents, Bob is...
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Jill S. Maselek

May 17, 1964 - October 8, 2016

Jill Suzanne Robison Maselek (Jill Bean) Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister passed away peacefully at her home in Clinton on October 8th, 2016 with her constant companions, Bella her dog and Honeybun her cat by her side. Jill was born on May 17th 1964 to Ron and Sandy Robison in Manchester Connecticut. The family moved to Walnut California where she attended Walnut High School. She...
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Betty Ann Ward

September 7, 1939 - September 30, 2016

Betty Ann Ward, MD, died September 30, 2016 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital where she had been an ER Physician at the Shoreline Campus. Ann is survived by a sister, Dot Ward from Shelton CT. A celebration for her life will take place on October 30, 2016 from 1-4 at the Madison Winter Club, 251 Boston Post Rd Madison CT 06443. In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution in her name to the...
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Allen Edward Shepard III

March 25, 1950 - September 27, 2016

On September 27th, 2016 Allen lost a 5 year battle to cancer at his home with his wife by his side. He was born in New London, CT on March 25th, 1950. He went to Nathan Hale Ray High School in Moodus, CT. After graduating, he met his wife Lorraine Robinson of Chester and married. They moved to Deep River, CT where they raised their family. He worked at R & R Donnelly's in Old Saybrook and...
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Steven R. Douglas

April 19, 1953 - September 25, 2016

Steven Robert Douglas, 63 years old, passed away in his sleep in the third week of September at his home in Vernon, Connecticut after ongoing medical problems. Steven was born in 1953 in Portland, Maine to Norma Jean Douglas and Robert Albert Douglas.Steven graduated and attended the Morgan High School in Clinton, Connecticut. From 1983 to 2010, he was married to Cheryl Ann Sbabo and they made...
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Jack Hodges

January 28, 1949 - September 25, 2016

Jack Hodges Jr. of Clinton, passed peacefully on September 25 , 2016 with his daughter Leslie and son in law Frank by his side.Jack was born on January 28 1949 , in Middletown, the son of Jack and Berna (Knudsen) Hodges.Jack was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Army 101st Airborne screaming eagle division, he flew and on many of occasions jumped out of Chinook...
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Robert Schildge

September 29, 1958 - September 20, 2016

Robert William Schildge, 57, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully after a short illness on September 20, 2016. Robert was outgoing, likeable, artistic, and a kind man. He was an avid Red Sox fan, loved fishing, and owned his own painting business. He graduated from The Morgan School in 1976, and had an Associates of Arts Degree from Middlesex Community College.He leaves behind his brother...
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Dolores Z. Perry

January 7, 1929 - September 19, 2016

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leaveWhen life is done.
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Lewis A. Boyce

June 23, 1934 - September 19, 2016

Lewis A. Boyce, 82, of Clinton (formerly of Hamden), husband of Jeanne (Milici) Boyce, passed away at home on Monday, September 19, after a lengthy illness.Lewis was born June 23, 1934, in New Haven, the son of Lewis A. and Alice (Forselius) Boyce. He was a graduate of Hillhouse and attended the University of New Haven. He was a Police Officer for the Town of Hamden for 25 years attaining the...
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Deborah Grace Coleman

December 26, 1943 - September 15, 2016

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leaveWhen life is done.
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Charlotte Taylor

April 6, 1938 - September 13, 2016

I'd like the memory of meTo be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leaveWhen life is done.
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Nancy S. Doerr

August 12, 1929 - September 10, 2016

Nancy Shepard Doerr, of Clinton, passed away on September 10, 2016, at age 87. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by loving family. She was the daughter of the late Julia and Weston Shepard. She is survived by her husband George, daughter Jennifer, son Daniel, his wife Deanna, granddaughter Hazel, and brother Weston and his wife Gretchen. She we predeceased by brothers Elwood and Ronald....
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William Robert Guidone

December 9, 1954 - September 8, 2016

William "Billy" Guidone, age 61, of Clinton, died peacefully at home on September 8, 2016.Billy was born on December 9, 1954 to the late Frank L. and Lois M. Guidone.Billy graduated from The Morgan School Class of 1973, and graduated from Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at the University of Connecticut,An avid outdoorsman, Billy's love for The Lord's Creation, travel and...
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David Arnold Burr

August 17, 1955 - September 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Clinton, CT.
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Joan Nowacki

November 16, 1926 - September 3, 2016

Joan Granger (Nowacki), 89, of Westbrook passed away peacefully on September 3rd.Joan was born on November 16, 1926 in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Ann and Raymond Granger, before settling in Westbrook. She graduated from the Old Saybrook Main Street School in1944.Joan worked for many years at Knothe Brothers, a belt and suspender manufacturer, in Westbrook, retiring in 1994.She lived in Westbrook...
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