Our Obituaries

Winifred Terragna

August 1, 1926 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Francis Arthur Carberry

January 12, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Francis Arthur Carberry Sr. 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born in Norwich, a son of Francis A. and Beatrice (Moore) Carberry. He was a longtime communicant at St. Christopher Church in East Hartford, CT. After serving in the Army in WWII, he worked at Royal Typewriter in Hartford before becoming the Beloved "Mr. C" in the East Hartford School System. He was...
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Jean Paul Dube

August 7, 1944 - May 7, 2017

Jean Paul Dube, 72, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away on May 7, 2017. He was born on August 7, 1944, in St. Agatha, Maine, a son of the late Alfred and Estelle (LeClaire) Dube. He was the beloved widower of Kathleen (Chasse) Dube. Jean Paul was a loyal employee of Stanadyne for over 30 years. He was a communicant of St. Isaac Jogues and Blessed Sacrament Churches. Jean Paul was...
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Alberta Marie Merrill

January 22, 1926 - April 27, 2017

Alberta M. Merrill, 91, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2017. She was born in Old Saybrook, CT, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Anderson) Heissler and was a graduate of Charles Morgan High School. She worked for Southern New England Telephone for 39 years. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph O. Merrill, Jr. in 2004. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church of...
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John Arthur Miskovsky

October 14, 1938 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Anita M. Litwin

March 16, 1922 - April 23, 2017

Anita May Litwin, 95, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was the beloved widow of Joseph Litwin. Anita was born on March 16, 1922, a daughter of the late Joseph and Almonza Gobeille.Anita was a longtime faithful communicant of St. Rose Church; she enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends, and loved to travel with her husband and later with...
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Barbara A. Hulburt

April 3, 1934 - March 27, 2017

Barbara A. Hulburt, 82, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Barbara was born on April 3, 1934, a daughter of the late Harris J. and Verna A. (Gowdy) Hulburt. She was employed by the State of Connecticut as a secretary for many years. Barbara will be dearly missed by her family: Sister Corinne Goodhall of Chatham, MA. nieces Ruth Goodhall, Linda Aldridge,...
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Angele C. Adams

July 20, 1927 - March 22, 2017

Angele C. Adams, 89, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on March 22, 2017. She resided in East Hartford for 52 years before moving to South Windsor for the last 4 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Normand Adams. Angele was born on July 20, 1927, a daughter of the late Edouard and Hedwidge Choiniere.Angele was employed by Coca Cola for 15 years where she was fondly known...
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Brian Robert Cooney

March 22, 1951 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Carl William Gloss

January 3, 1921 - March 10, 2017

GLOSS, Carl W., 96, of Hebron, CT (formerly of E. Hartford) passed away peacefully March 10th 2017, at home. Carl was born in Keyport, NJ and graduated from high school in 1937. He attended Middlesex Jr. College & CT State College (now UCONN) evenings while working for Pratt and Whitney in E. Hartford. When WWII began, he aided in training the future Kansas City Foreman in the production...
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Edmund Garfield Gaudette

April 11, 1922 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Jeanne F. DEMONTE

September 28, 1933 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Lillian George

December 13, 1929 - February 25, 2017

Lillian George, 87, of East Hartford, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Green Springs Health Care. Lillian was born in New Bedford, Mass. and was the daughter to the late Antone and Laurinda (Amaral) George. Two sisters predeceased Lillian: Lucinda George Souza and Celeste George.She attended schools in New Bedford, MA, before meeting her former husband, Manuel R Silveira III. She...
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Brady M.G. Barksdale

March 30, 1924 - February 22, 2017

Brady Medugno Giudice Barksdale, 92, of Hebron, former longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Giudice Sr. and Boyd Barksdale. Brady was born on March 30, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph and Carmela (Tirella) Medugno.Brady will be remembered as a strong, loving, devoted wife, mother,...
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Carmella C. Serignese

December 20, 1922 - January 29, 2017

Carmella "Minnie" Serignese, 94, of East Hartford, died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born December 20, 1922 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary (Pierre) Barile, and the beloved wife of the late Joseph Serignese. Minnie was a very good baker- cookies were a specialty. She enjoyed casino trips, and Bingo at St Mary Church Parish Center.Minnie is...
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Mary Galipo

August 1, 1926 - December 24, 2016

Mary (Lanzo) Galipo, 90, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2016. She was born in East Hartford, a daughter of the late James and Angela (Pinto) Lanzo and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and faithfully attended Mass there. She worked in the accounting department at the former First Federal Savings and Loan in East...
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Anna Belle Heintz

June 18, 1934 - December 24, 2016

Anna Belle Heintz, age 82, widow of Ralph E. Heintz, of East Hartford, CT passed away on December 24, 2016 at home with her family and her beloved caregiver of 14 years, Deloris Palmer, by her side.Anna Belle was born June 18, 1934, in Burlington, VT, to Marjory and Leslie Benedict of Bethel, VT. She graduated from the University of Vermont as well as the University of Hartford earning a Masters...
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Alfred Walter Klein

May 26, 1928 - December 21, 2016

Alfred Walter Klein, 88, of Manchester, passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Zaleski) Klein for 54 years. Alfred was born on May 26, 1928 in Manchester, son of the late John and Anna (Suchy) Klein. Al was a graduate of Manchester High School in 1946, and University of Hartford and proudly served in the United States Army in the...
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Blacey James Futtner

February 17, 1944 - December 21, 2016

Blacey J. Futtner Jr., 72, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on December 21, 2016. He was born in Hartford a son of the late Blacey J. Sr. and Mabel (Izzo) Futtner. He was the owner operator of Futtners Farm in East Windsor. His passion was farming, both vegetables and flowers, collecting beer cans, fishing and was an avid Nascar fan. His joy came mostly from spending time with his...
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Loretta C. Thibodeau

January 7, 1936 - December 17, 2016

Loretta Clare Thibodeau (Lareau), 80, Daytona Beach, FL, joined her "Dovey" in eternal life on December 16, 2016. Born on January 7th, 1936 in Hartford, CT, she was raised alongside 8 sisters (Lorraine, Arlene, Pat, Joyce, Shirley, Nancy, Anita, Colette) and 2 brothers (Raymond, Bobby) by parents Florence and Raymond Lareau. The greatest love story ever told began when Loretta met...
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Howard Paul Morton

April 21, 1943 - December 13, 2016

Howard Paul Morton, 73, of Vernon, passed away on December 13, 2016. Howard was born on April 21, 1943, a son of the late Howard L. and Edna (Ballard) Morton. Howard was the beloved husband of Gail (Cyr) Morton for 7 years, together for 15 years. He proudly served in the United States Army. He also served as a Connecticut State Trooper, and as a reporter for local television stations. Howard was...
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Marie Melanie Bastarache

July 16, 1946 - December 2, 2016

Marie Melanie Bastarache died after a long illness on December 2 in Hartford at the age of 70. Marie is survived by her brother Edward Bastarache of Emmett, Idaho; nephews Joseph Bastarache of Tama, IA and Edward Bastarache of Manchester, CT; and nieces Lucy Lavallee of Switzerland and Leah Gesualdi of Ellington, CT. She was preceded in death by her parents Felix Bastarache and Melanie (Comeau)...
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Anne S. McWalter

September 25, 1917 - November 20, 2016

Anne (Schaeffer) McWalter, of East Hartford, passed away on November 20, 2016. She was the wife of the late James J. McWalter. She was born on September 25, 1917 in Hartford, to the late Mary (Drost) Zadorozny and Frank Schaeffer and step-daughter to the late Gregory Zadorozny.She was raised in Rockville, attended the local schools and worked as a nurse's aide at Hartford Hospital. Anne married...
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Edrie T. Buck

July 19, 1942 - November 10, 2016

Edrie Jean (Tytor) Buck, 74, widow of Harold Buck, of Bloomfield, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 10, 2016. She was born in Hartford and was daughter to the late Edward Tytor and Janina (Lakowski) Tytor Berry. Edrie was a 48 year employee of the Travelers before retiring in 2013.Edrie was a longtime sports and hockey fan, she so enjoyed watching and rooting for the Hartford Wolf...
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Marie Rose H. Rouleau

September 12, 1930 - September 21, 2016

Marie Rose Huguette (Demers) Rouleau, 86, of Columbia, VA, wife of the late John Daniel Rouleau was called Home and entered the Lord's embrace on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. She was born on September 12, 1930, in St.-Antoine De Pontbriand, Quebec, Canada, to the late Philippe and Antoinette Demers. She enjoyed doing puzzles, listening to music, knitting, and cooking the best comfort foods...
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Marie D. GENDREAU

September 27, 1926 - September 10, 2016

Doris M. Gendreau, 89, of East Hartford, died Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born September 27, 1926 in Madawaska, ME, Doris was the daughter of the late Adolphe and Alice (Dube) Gendreau. After moving to Connecticut, she worked 40 years for the Electro-Flex company prior to her retirement. Doris enjoyed various arts and crafts with other East Hartford Seniors, and spending time with family and...
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Monique L. Rosa

August 13, 1938 - September 6, 2016

Monique L. Rosa, 78, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Riverside Healthcare. She was the beloved wife of John Rosa for 58 years. Monique was born August 13, 1938, in Canada, the daughter of the late Louis and Jeanne (Grenier) Goulet.She was a loving and devoted wife, mother & grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending...
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Gilbert Leo Thibodeau

December 28, 1932 - August 26, 2016

Gilbert Leo Thibodeau, 83, Daytona Beach, FL, passed away Aug. 29, 2016. A MASH unit medic and U.S. Army veteran, he served a 33 month tour during the Korean War. He was born in Van Buren, ME, and raised in East Hartford, CT, with his brother, Michael, by parents Anne and Michael Thibodeau. Gil met the love of his life, Loretta, his "Dovey," whom he spent 61 blissful years of marriage...
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Eugene C. Savoir

August 15, 1926 - August 22, 2016

Eugene Clifford Savoir 90 of East Hartford died on Monday, August 22, 2016.He was born in New York and has lived in East Hartford for most of his life; he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Savoir and was predeceased by his wife, Claudette Savoir. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII and worked for many...
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Gloria Jean McFarlane

October 22, 1949 - August 14, 2016

Gloria Jean McFarlane known to most people as 'Macky' was born October 22, 1949 and passed away August 14, 2016.She was born to the late Dorothy (Thompson, Jones) and Lorrel McFarlane.Gloria for many years was a devout Jehovah's Witness, an active member of the East Hartford Congregation.She enjoyed learning sign language, cooking, playing spades, being on her computer, listening to...
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Lester J. Sirois

March 28, 1932 - August 14, 2016

Lester J. Sirois Sr., beloved husband of 61 years to Noella (Long) Sirois passed away peacefully on August 14, 2016 at the Kimberly Hall Nursing Home in Windsor, CT. Lester was born in Caribou, ME, son of the late Albert and Helen (Bouchard) Sirois. He and his wife Noella owned and operated the Nitey Nite Motel in South Windsor from 1973-1986. They retired in 1986 travelling the country in their...
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Russell E. Vibberts

August 21, 1927 - August 4, 2016

Russell E. Vibberts, Sr. 89, of East Hartford, CT, husband of the late Rachel V. (Rozier) Vibberts formerly of Blackshear, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Russell was a lifelong resident and proud descendant of the original settlers of East Hartford in the early 1700's. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of Charles W. Vibberts and Elizabeth Freeman Vibberts. Russell served in the...
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Gertrude Ann Preble

April 5, 1924 - July 30, 2016

Gertrude A. Preble, 92, of South Windsor, formerly of Glastonbury, CT, passed away peacefully at home on July 30, 2016. Gertrude "Gerry" was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 5, 1924, the daughter of the late James and Anne Plantner. Gerry was an avid Red Sox, New York Giants and UCONN women's basketball fan. She was a superb gardener, plants and flowers flourished under her care....
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Otinenio Moise

April 28, 1944 - July 8, 2016

Otinenio Moise, 72, of East Hartford, formerly of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2016 at Riverside Healthcare Center, East Hartford. Otinenio was born on April 28, 1944 in Haiti, relocating to the United States in 1986.Otinenio was a loving a devoted father to his children. He will be remembered as a deeply religious and spiritual man, often attending church many times...
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Florence Pearl Sherako

June 7, 1919 - June 27, 2016

Florence P. (Monkiewicz) Sherako, 97, of East Hartford, formally of New Britain, CT, wife of the late Stanley T. Sherako, died on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Riverside Health & Rehabilitation Center.Florence was born on June 7, 1919 in Hyde Park, MA. Daughter of the late Mateusz and Helen (Pliskowski) Monkiewicz.She graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1937. Worked for Cooper Industries,...
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Fay P. Johnson

June 22, 1948 - June 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Kelly C. Harvey

August 16, 1960 - May 30, 2016

Kelly Christine Harvey, 55, of Columbus Ohio, passed away suddenly on May 30, 2016. Kelly, who grew up in East Hartford, graduated from East Catholic High School in Manchester, CT then earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Machias in Environmental Studies. After graduating, Kelly worked as a field biologist before moving to upstate New York to found Bionomics, Inc., a...
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Frances T. Davin

October 22, 1930 - May 15, 2016

Frances T. "Billie" Davin, 85, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2016 at Manchester Manor. She was born on Oct 22, 1930, in Hartford, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Begley) Davin. Billie attended and graduated East Hartford High School, Class of '48. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years for a local accounting firm, retiring in 1992, after nearly...
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Paula L. Rosenthal

May 23, 1949 - May 10, 2016

Paula (DeForge) Rosenthal, 66 of East Hartford, Connecticut, died Tuesday May 10, 2016. She was the widow of Harold Rosenthal.Paula was born in Hartford, May 23, 1949, daughter of the late Edward and Gloria (Kilby) DeForge and had been a resident of East Hartford since 1959. She graduated from George J. Penney High School in 1968. She was a former teacher's aide for special education in the Town...
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Patricia Rancourt

May 18, 1949 - May 7, 2016

Patricia Rancourt, 66, of East Hartford, beloved wife of Larry Barile, passed away peacefully on May 7th after a long illness surrounded by loving family.She was born May 18th 1949 in Manchester to the late Fred Stone and Nina Stone. She resided in East Hartford and was self-employed.Patricia was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend always giving and helping any way she could. Her favorite...
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Emilia A. Hart

September 29, 1938 - April 20, 2016

Erika Hart, 77, of East Longmeadow, MA, widow of Richard Dodds, passed away on April 20, 2016 at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family.She came to this country in 1962 from Frankfurt, Germany. She was a resident of Enfield, CT. for many years.She will be greatly missed by her family; daughters Andrea Mashiak and her husband Peter of Somers, Michele Nitch of Enfield, and son...
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Laurie Ann Martin

June 4, 1962 - April 13, 2016

Laurie Ann Martin, 53, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine (Henderson) Martin.Laurie attended local schools and worked as a photo packager. She had a passion for shopping and couldn't resist a fabulous deal. She is survived by her sister, Terri L. Martin and her husband James Warren of East...
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Dorothy Normandie

April 7, 1922 - April 5, 2016

Dorothy M. Normandie, 93, of West Hartford, formerly of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2016 two days before her 94th birthday, at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. Dorothy was born on April 7, 1922 in Norwich, CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo Francis Normandie. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am on Friday April 15, 2016 at...
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Christine Mary Butler

December 24, 1930 - March 30, 2016

Christine "Tina" (Barone) Butler, 85, of South Windsor, beloved wife of John C. Butler, went home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2016.Born in Hartford on December 24, 1930, daughter of the late Nicholas and Minnie Barone, she lived in East Hartford most of her life and graduated from East Hartford High School, class of 1950.Tina always had a smile on her face for everyone and was full of energy...
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Dennis Thomas Palka

May 6, 1954 - March 26, 2016

Dennis Thomas Palka, 61, passed away suddenly on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, in Florida. He died from complications of routine heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by family and friends.Dennis was born on May 6, 1954, in East Hartford to the late Albina (Chilvin) and the late Joseph Louis Palka. Dennis attended the American School for the Deaf (ASD) until his...
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Susan Jane Gidvilas

April 25, 1939 - March 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Germaine. Henderson

March 20, 1926 - February 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Krisann M. Grabka

March 18, 1959 - February 13, 2016

Krisann (LaMarre) Grabka, 56, beloved wife of Alfred Grabka, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford to the late Edmund and Lillian (Potter) LaMarre.Kris was a lifelong resident of East Hartford, graduating from Penney High School then Briarwood College. She worked at Hartford Hospital at the cancer registry...
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Floyd Lawrence

April 15, 1959 - February 11, 2016

Floyd Lawrence, 56, of Hartford, passed away on February 11, 2016. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016, 10-11am at Shiloh Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave. Hartford CT 06120. A Celebration of Life Service will begin immediately following at 11am in the church. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, East Hartford is assisting...
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Geneva Smith Harvey

December 1, 1940 - February 9, 2016

Geneva Harvey, 75, of East Hartford, Connecticut went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. After a long battle with cancer, she died peacefully with her children by her side.A gifted cosmetologist, Geneva attended Wilford Academy in Hartford where she received her cosmetology license. She was a life-long learner, studying at Manchester and Capital Community Colleges...
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Dolores M. Kocor

February 18, 1930 - February 6, 2016

Dolores Kocor, 85, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Raymond Kocor since 1954, passed away on February 6, 2016 at her home after a brief illness of Cancer, with her family by her side. Dolores was born on February 18, 1930, in Plymouth, Mass a daughter of the late Manuel and Elvira Teixeira, previously residing in Fall River, MA before settling in East Hartford. She attended Durfee...
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Diane Leslie Mathis

April 20, 1942 - February 3, 2016


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Darrell J. Beaulier

August 7, 1940 - January 30, 2016

Darrell J. Beaulier, 75, of East Hartford, passed away at home on Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born August 7, 1940, in Ashland, ME to Joseph and Eva (Carney) Beaulier. Darrell was predeceased by his significant other of 34 years Rosalinde Ouellette, and his brother Dana Beaulier. Darrell loved his long hauls he would take with Rose when he was a trucker. He also loved the time spent with...
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Mattie C. Hampton

July 5, 1927 - January 24, 2016


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Herbert Myles Daley

August 15, 1923 - January 22, 2016

Herbert Myles Daley, 92, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Helen Daley, passed away following a brief illness on Friday, January 22, 2016, with his son Steven by his side. Born in Hartford on August 15, 1923, he was the son of the late Otis and Grace Daley. He previously resided in Jupiter, Florida, prior to settling in East Hartford.Herbert served in the United States Marine Corps...
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Charles J. Marks

June 4, 1915 - January 22, 2016

Charles J. Marks, 100, of East Hartford, more recently of Farmington, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2016, at Jerome Home, in New Britain. He was born in New Britain on June 4, 1915. He was the beloved husband of the late Eileen (Melley) Marks.Charles was employed for 43 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, retiring as a Vice President in 1977. Charles is survived by his cherished...
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Raymond Ulric Rosa

January 30, 1927 - January 2, 2016

Raymond U. Rosa, 88, beloved husband of the late Irene M. Rosa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2016 with family by his side. He was born in New Britain, on January 30, 1927 to the late Kenneth and Regina (Chenette) Rosa. Ray retired as a Chief Auditor for the State of Connecticut after many years of service and then advanced to Senior Vice President for the former Society for...
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Barry Colin Hendricks

December 24, 1945 - December 26, 2015

Barry C. Hendricks, of East Hartford, passed away on December 26, 2015. He was born December 24, 1945, son of Benjamin & Lucille Hendricks. He leaves behind his brother, Ben (Jeanne) Hendricks of IN; his sisters, Maureen (Philip) Ricci of NC, Kathleen Hendricks with whom he made his home in East Hartford and Jane (Sebastian) Maulucci of NC; his 9 nieces & nephews and 10 grandnieces &...
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Richard W. Tuller

January 21, 1957 - December 16, 2015

Richard Welsh Tuller, 58, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Cheri Olson Tuller, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Born on January 21, 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut, he was the son of Stanley S. Tuller, Jr. and the late Sheila C. Tuller. He grew up in East Hartford and attended Burnside School, St. Rose School, and was a 1975 graduate of East Catholic...
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Patricia M. Zipps

December 11, 2015

Patricia M. "Pat" Zipps affectionately known as "Trish", 73, of East Hartford, CT passed away at St. Mary Nursing Home, West Hartford, CT on Friday, December 11, 2015 as a result of the complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Pat was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary B. (Lynam) Cuddy. Pat was the beloved wife of 52 years of Robert H. "Bob" Zipps, and the loving and devoted Mother of...
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Arthur A. Rancourt

January 16, 1943 - November 29, 2015


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Robert James LaMarca

August 22, 1946 - November 26, 2015

Robert "Bob" James LaMarca, 69, of East Windsor, formerly of East Hartford, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Hebrew HealthCare. Bob was the loving husband of Deborah (Morison) since 1999. Upon graduating High School, Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Bob was a dedicated and loving husband, brother and uncle. He will be fondly remembered...
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Daniel Paul Cyr

April 19, 1958 - November 24, 2015

Daniel P. Cyr, 57, passed away unexpectedly November, 2015. He was born in Hartford, April 19, 1958, to Theresa (Gendreau) Cyr and the late Joseph Cyr. He is survived by his son Kevin Cyr; his sisters, Gail Morton and Lisa Roche.Funeral Services will begin at 10AM on Monday, January, 4th, with a period of visitation followed by a Memorial service at 11AM all held at Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral...
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Clarence Michael McCarron

November 13, 1930 - October 21, 2015

Clarence M. McCarron, Jr., 84, died suddenly and quietly at his home in Norwich on Wednesday, October 21. Clarence (Mac) was born in Hartford, November 13, 1930, the son of Alberta and Clarence McCarron, Sr. He resided most of his life in East Hartford and Norwich, CT, wintering in Bonita Springs, FL. After graduating from East Hartford High he served in the US Air Force. This was followed by a...
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Delfino Bartholomew Barone

July 8, 1937 - October 19, 2015

Delfino "Del" Barone, 78 of East Hartford, passed away October 19, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Eustachio and Anna (D'Andrea) Barone. Del was a communicant of St. Christopher Church. Del was a manager at Mickey's Drive In in East Hartford for 37 years, he was the owner and operator of the former Lisa's Restaurant and Barone's Fruit and Vegetable Stand and his own hot...
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Clarence Sylvester Redshaw

October 23, 1937 - October 10, 2015

Clarence S. Redshaw Jr., beloved husband of Judith (Kelly) Redshaw, passed away with family by his side on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the age of 77. He was born in Hartford to the late Clarence Sr. and Nancy (Bonnett) Redshaw. He was a lifelong resident of East Hartford. He was employed by several local flooring companies then went on to become self-employed. Clarence had a light hearted manor...
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John Arnold Christensen

January 29, 1937 - September 25, 2015

John A. Christensen of Hampton, New Hampshire and Vero Beach, Florida, passed away on September 25th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was 78. Born is Roxbury, Massachusetts and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, John graduated from the Watkinson School before being admitted to Trinity College. After much debate, he decided to join the Unites States Air Force. He was stationed in Texas, Colorado and...
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Andrew Bart

December 17, 1928 - September 18, 2015

Andrew (Barszczewski) Bart, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Evelyn (Neill) Bart and brother Edward Barszczewski in 1996. He was born on December 17, 1928 in Hartford, CT and was the son of Walter and Sophie (Lizak) Barszezewski. He graduated from Bulkeley High School on 1947. After high school he worked for the Royal Typewriter...
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James Martin Sheridan

May 17, 1940 - August 16, 2015

James "Jimmy" Martin Sheridan of East Hartford, CT, left this earth on August 16, 2015 from complications during his recovery from heart surgery. He was born on May 17, 1940 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, the eldest son of James Luke and Teresa Dorothy (Shea) Sheridan, and lived nearby for his early years when he attended St. Joseph's Elementary School. In 1950 the family...
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Eva Curtin

December 9, 1919 - August 14, 2015


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Eleanor Roney Guinan

October 9, 1914 - August 11, 2015

Eleanor Roney Guinan, 100 years old, lovingly known to all as Mimi, passed away in the early morning hours of August 11, 2015. Born in Newton, MA to the late James and Mary Roney, Mimi was the beloved wife of the late P. Joseph Guinan. She was predeceased by her son Michael J. Guinan and her step father John J. Smith. Mimi lived in Coventry, CT for over fifty years before moving to Cape Cod. She...
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Elizabeth G. Yncera

July 4, 1921 - July 30, 2015


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Merdiss Carol Provencher

May 8, 1944 - July 20, 2015

Merdiss Carol Provencher, 71, of East Hartford, passed away on July 20, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. She was the loving companion of Stephen Dowling for 24 years. Merdiss was born on May 8, 1944 in Stafford Springs. She will be remembered as a kind, sweet and helpful person filled with joy. She would lend a hand to anyone in need. Merdiss was a loving a devoted companion, mother, grandmother...
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George Robert Larko

November 11, 1919 - July 13, 2015

George Robert Larko, Sr., 95, husband of 50 years to Joyce Blessley Larko (1930 - 2014), passed away peacefully on July 12, 2015 at The Arbors in Manchester. George was born a proud New Yorker (in "Alphabet City") on November 11, 1919. He joined the Marine Corps on his 19th birthday, retiring as a Sergeant Major in 1963, soon after marrying Joyce. He was a veteran of WWII & the...
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Paula R. Eremita

March 29, 1927 - June 28, 2015

Paula (Rigley) Eremita, 88, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Calais, ME; daughter of James and Gertrude (Murphy) Rigley. She is survived by her six children, Pat Eremita and Steve Dossa of Naugatuck, Susan Salafia of West Hartford, Michael Eremita and Heather of South Windsor, Jim Eremita of East...
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Wallace J. Richard

August 14, 1926 - June 27, 2015

Wallace Joseph Richard, 88, of East Hartford, beloved husband of 67 years to the late Christine Richard, died Saturday June 27th, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Lewiston, ME on August 14th, 1926, he was the son of the late Elie and Ida (Goulet) Richard. Wally proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II. He earned the World War II Victory Medal, the...
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Mary Frances Rechtorik

March 5, 1921 - June 20, 2015

Mary Frances (Perleone) Rechtorik, 94, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. She was born on Hartland Street "The Meadows" in East Hartford on March 5, 1921, the daughter of the late Francesco and Jennie (Renesto) Perleone.Mary met Frank, a Pennsylvania native, when he was barracked in East Hartford prior to his...
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Nancy M. Carlson

July 21, 1945 - June 17, 2015

Nancy M. Carlson of East Hartford, wife of Leroy H. Carlson Jr. died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Manchester. She was the daughter of Eldore Capoldo and born in Hartford on July 21, 1945. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother Lionel Capoldo and his wife Hattie of Lake City, FL, step children Dawn Carlson Chmielewski and Todd Carlson, nieces Lorraine Costa and Mary Long,...
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Richard Anthony Creeden

December 20, 1926 - June 16, 2015

Richard Creeden, affectionately known as Dick, died peacefully in Rocky Hill, CT on June 16, 2015 at the age of 88. He alongside his wife, were long term residents of East Hartford.Dick is survived by his wife Dorothy Dumont Creeden; his children, Debra Creeden of East Hartford, and former husband Fred Cuevas of Glastonbury, Catherine Walsh and her husband David of Rocky Hill, and Teresa Olio...
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Santina Vasquez

November 9, 1930 - June 11, 2015

Santina "Sonny" Teresa (Giansiracusa) Vasquez, Age 84, of East Hartford, CT, widow of the late Santo Vasquez, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2015. Sonny was born on November 9, 1930 in Hartford, CT to the late Emanuele and Teresa (Bascetta) Giansiracusa. She graduated and attended Hartford Public High School. Sonny was a homemaker and was a parishioner of St. Isaac Jogues Church in East...
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Eric Daniel Rodriguez

February 29, 1964 - June 4, 2015

Eric Daniel Rodriguez, 51, of Hartford, beloved son, brother and uncle, passed away on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. He was born on February 29, 1964 in Cidra Puerto Rico son of Margarita Torres.Eric moved to Hartford, CT in 1969 residing there for 46 years. He was a loving son, happy and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed telling jokes and spent most...
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Anna M. Shea

August 13, 1915 - May 20, 2015

Anna Marie Shea passed from this earth, joining her family, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the age of 99, ending the Shea family's contribution to the "Greatest Generation." Anna grew up in East Hartford, graduating from East Hartford High School in 1933.She worked for the Hartford Times and Plazikowski's Furriers in Hartford. Always one for a change and challenge, she then...
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Lucille B. Vallett

March 11, 1931 - May 19, 2015

Lucille Vallett age 84, beloved wife for 30 years of the late Harold Vallett, passed away on May 19, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 11, 1931 in Biddeford, ME to Edward and Lily (Tardif) Beaudoin. She graduated from Biddeford High school moving to Connecticut in 1953. She resided in Manchester, CT and Naples, FL. Mrs. Vallett was employed by Purdy Corp. and retired...
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Kenneth Patrick Serignese

November 4, 1957 - May 9, 2015

Kenneth P. Serignese, 57, husband of Patricia Serignese of New Britain formerly of East Hartford, died Saturday, May 9, 2015. In addition to his wife he leaves a brother and sister in-law Lou and Deb Serignese of Farmington and a sister Marie Serignese and her partner Harry McAtee of East Hartford. There will be no calling hours and the funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of...
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Frances Tomminello Risley

April 4, 1947 - May 3, 2015

Frances T. Risley, 68, of East Hartford, beloved wife of John A. Risley Sr., passed away Sunday, May 3rd, at home with her family by her side. She was born April 4 in Norwich to the late Michael and Georgette (Duperrois) Tomminello. In addition to her husband John of 49 years, Frances will be dearly missed by her son, John Jr. and her daughter, Laura; her brother Michael and her grandchildren,...
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Irene Mary Rosa

July 20, 1928 - March 24, 2015

Irene M. (Asselin) Rosa, 86, beloved wife of Ray Rosa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24th, with her husband by her side. She was born in Windsor Locks on July 20, 1928 to the late William and Irene (Cousineau) Asselin. Irene graduated from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by Hartford Hospital for many years. Irene was a devoted catholic who was a parishioner of St....
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Annette Marie Gorman

March 16, 1922 - March 24, 2015

Annette Gorman, 93, of East Hartford, predeceased by her loving husband Johnny passed away March 24 at home. Annette is survived by her twin sister Anita Litwin and three children Tom Gorman and his wife Beth of East Hartford, her daughters Maureen Alexander and her husband Darol of Wethersfield, Denise Choquette of East Hartford with two grandchildren Jessie Davis and her husband Justin, Julie...
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Sophia Zera Lenda

November 8, 1917 - March 4, 2015

Sophia (Zera) Lenda, 97, beloved wife of the late Mitchel Lenda, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 9th, from 5 to 7PM, at Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. Funeral Service will begin at 10AM, on Tuesday, March 10th, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30AM at...
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Lucien Lavertu

July 8, 1934 - February 23, 2015

Lucien J. Lavertu, 80, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Joan (Cyr) Lavertu, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. He was born in St. David, ME, to the late Ernest and Winnie Lavertu. Lucien was devoted to his gardening which he shared with his loving family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.In addition to his wife Joan of 60 years, Lucien is survived by his 2...
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Robert F. Segda

March 4, 1935 - February 15, 2015

Robert F. Segda, 79, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2015 with family by his side. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and was a member of St. Mary Church for over 20 years. He was proud veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. Robert will be dearly missed by all who knew him.Robert leaves his five loving children, Cheryl DiSalvo, Robert Segda Jr....
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Kenneth Brown

June 28, 1936 - February 13, 2015

Kenneth Brown, 78, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2015. He was born on June 28, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania the only son of the late Edward and Loretta (Fetzer) Brown. Later moving to East Hampton, CT. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Brown. Kenneth was a graduate of East Hampton High School, Class of 1955, afterwards proudly serving in the United...
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Robin Newcomb Mercure

July 17, 1940 - February 4, 2015

Robin N. Mercure, 74 years old, passed away on February 4th, 2015 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. Robin was born on July 17th, 1940 in Springfield, MA, to the late Ernest J. Mercure and Adela (Newcomb) Mercure from Granby, MA. Robin proudly served his Country as a Marine from 1958 through 1963. He worked as a Dry Wall Contractor for over 50 years leaving his handprints in...
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Thomas J. Higgins

December 30, 1953 - January 27, 2015

Thomas J. Higgins "Uncle Tommy", 61, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was born December 30, 1953 in Hartford to the late John T. and Ida (Risley) Higgins. He graduated South Catholic High, was employed by Design Resources of Middletown. He was a Veteran serving in the US Army. Tom was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He enjoyed watching movies, (Bond,...
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Joseph Leonard Curran

September 20, 1938 - January 8, 2015

Joseph Leonard Curran, 76, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Ruth (Levine) Curran, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2015, with his wife by his side. He was born on September 20, 1938, in Somerville, MA, son of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Sweeney) Curran. Joe was a graduate of East Hartford High School. He went on to serve our country with the U.S. Air Force. Joe worked...
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Edward Thomas Doyle

April 3, 1937 - December 24, 2014

Edward T. Doyle Jr., 77, of Manchester and formerly of East Hartford, passed away on Christmas Eve at Manchester Manor after a long illness. Born April 3, 1937 in Hartford, son of Edward T and Olive (Burnham) Doyle, he was predeceased by his beloved wife Jane (Flibbert) Doyle. He is survived by their son David and his wife Caryn (Southwick) Doyle and their sons Joshua and Ryan, all of Vernon....
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Catherine Murphy Jones

June 7, 1931 - December 16, 2014

"Bury my body wherever you will; let not care of it cause you any concern. One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord wherever you may be." As quoted by Saint Monica from the Confessions of Saint Augustine. "I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7So stands the faithful component of a life well lived and...
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Michael Francis King

January 11, 1948 - November 29, 2014

Michael Francis King, 66, of East Hartford, passed away, November 29, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Englewood, New Jersey, a son of the late Thomas and De Aun (Shaw) King. He worked at Aetna Insurance Company as a printer. He was a loyal Patriots football and Yankees baseball fan. He was interested in airplanes and learned as much as he could about them, which stemmed from...
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Barbara Ann Jacko

July 8, 1933 - November 29, 2014

Barbara Jacko (Quattrocelli) Of Enfield, Connecticut passed away on November 29, 2014. She was a resident of East Hartford for over 50 years. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was predeceased by her parents Maria Louise Doria Quattrocelli (Morin) and Peter Quattrocelli of Hartford, Connecticut and her husband John (Red) Jacko. She is survived by her sister Louise Bernard, and predeceased by her...
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Margaret M. Esons

July 2, 1925 - November 19, 2014

Margaret M. (Manning) Esons, 89, passed away peacefully at home, as she wished, on Wednesday November 19, 2014. A lifelong resident of East Hartford, she was born on July 2, 1925 daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Cooney) Manning. She was the beloved wife of the late Benedict H. Esons.After graduating from East Hartford High School, she worked for Dovelette's Paper before marrying Ben. After...
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John Motes

March 15, 1947 - November 14, 2014

John Motes, 67, of Hartford, East Hartford & Niantic, passed away in Florida on Nov 14, 2014. John proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his brother & sister-in-law William & Patty Motes of Storrs, nieces and nephews Eddie & Jen Cosgrove, David, Elizabeth, Sam & Carissa Motes and Andrea Waddell. He predeceased in death by his parents Vincent...
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