Our Obituaries

Warren W. Buchta

May 23, 1923 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Michael T. Nicoletti

February 20, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Michael T. Nicoletti Sr., 88, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on December 9, 2017 with family by his side. Michael was born on February 20, 1929 in New York City, NY to Michael and Emilenne (Gariepe) Nicoletti. Michael lived in New York for a few years before moving and growing up in Chelsea and Randolph, VT. Michael attended college at McGill University in...
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Olga K. Haberern

May 24, 1927 - November 27, 2017

Olga Haberern, 90, of East Hartford, wife of 40 years to the late Howard W. Haberern, passed away Monday, November 27th at her home following a brief illness. Olga was born in Hartford to Joseph and Anna Kralik and moved to East Hartford as a child with her parents and late brothers Joseph and William. She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford where, in addition to her...
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Raymond Alexander Laud

June 22, 1957 - November 21, 2017

RAYMOND ALEXANDER LAUD, died unexpectedly in St. Anthony's Hospital, on November 21, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL. at the age of 60.Raymond Laud is survived by his wife of 40 years Arlene Laud of East Hartford, children; Kadijah Laud of Middletown, Kay-Ann Laud of Hamden, and Raymond Laud Jr. of East Hartford, siblings; Steve Cammock of Englewood, New Jersey, Ernest Cammock Jr, Ruth Cammock,...
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Patricia Juanita Corbin

January 21, 1954 - November 18, 2017

Patricia Juanita (McCollin) Corbin, 63, of Glastonbury, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital.Born on January 21, 1954 in St. Peter, Barbados, Patricia was daughter to the late Clyde and Eleanor (Reid) McCollin. Patricia dedicated her life to helping others, and worked for over 25 years in healthcare. She worked at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center at...
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Robin Lee Schiche

August 14, 1966 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Philip John Eugene Lester

October 28, 1937 - November 10, 2017

Philip J. Lester - 80, of East Hartford formerly of South Windsor passed away surrounded by his family. Philip was born and raised in Hartford. He was the loving son of the late Edward and Ann Tully Lester. Philip graduated from Hartford Public High School and went on to the Hartford School of Accounting, New Hampshire College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Masters...
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Henry A. Weeks

February 2, 1964 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Robert S. HYDE

February 17, 1931 - November 8, 2017

Robert S. Hyde, 86, widower of Marjorie (Simons) Hyde, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. He was born in Attleboro, Mass., son to the late Alfred and Catherine (Finley) Hyde. He is survived by his children: Robert C. Hyde, Paul J. Hyde and Donald M. Hyde, a grandson, Zachary Hyde and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother...
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Gilberto Rivera

September 18, 1984 - November 6, 2017

Gilberto "Tito" Rivera, Jr., 33, died Monday November 6, 2017. He was born in Hartford a son of the late Gilberto Rivera and Maria Alvarez of East Hartford. He was a communicant of Saint Rose Church in East Hartford and an ardent Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a chef at several local restaurants. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister Jasmine of East Hartford, his brother Jose of...
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Rose Antoinette Blanchard

March 20, 1923 - October 31, 2017

Rose Blanchard, 94, formerly of Sterling CT passed away peacefully in the company of her daughters on October 31, 2017 at Liberty Commons in North Chatham, MA.Born in Stafford Springs, CT on March 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (Campo) Hanley.Rose was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. In 1945 she married Lester Blanchard at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford,...
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Russell Bissell Wilson

August 26, 1922 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Gail Grant

November 5, 1938 - October 25, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gail (Nichols) Grant. She passed suddenly on Wednesday October 25, 2017. She was 79 years young. Gail was the widow of Robert F. Grant Sr. She was born on November 5, 1938, in Manchester, CT, a daughter of the late James and Olga Nichols.Gail worked at Sweet Life Food where she met the love of her life, Bob. They were married for over...
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August P. Zuhauskas

August 6, 1921 - October 9, 2017

August P. Zuhauskas, 96, husband of Shige M. Zuhauskas of Sendai, Japan passed away on October 9, 2017 at home with family in attendance. August was born August 6, 1921 in East Hartford to (the late) Charles and Jugana (Kazlauskas) Zukauskas. August served in the Army through World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, retiring in 1965. Although at that time he was hard of hearing and...
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Lesley M. Chase

February 20, 1947 - October 9, 2017

Lesley Marie Chase, 70, of Windsor, passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side on October 9, 2017. She was born on February 20, 1947, in Hartford, a daughter of the late Eldridge and Isabelle (Smith) Derrick. Lesley was the beloved wife of the late Paul Chase. Lesley grew up and attended local schools in East Hartford. She was an avid Giants, Red Sox and UConn Men's...
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Willie Doberson

June 17, 1937 - September 29, 2017

Willie Doberson, 80, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Willie was known and liked by many people. He lived a rough life, but he stayed the course with the hand of God on him. June 17, 1937, was the day God blessed the world with a good man.Willie was born in South Carolina, growing up not knowing his parents. He fought to be the man...
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Katherine Raymond Atherton

March 12, 1928 - September 27, 2017

Katherine T. "Kit" (Chekoulias) Raymond Atherton, 89, of Bernardston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on September 27, 2017. She was born in Boston, a daughter of the late, Theodore and Pauline (Jeroulis) Chekoulias. Kit was a beautiful, brave, courageous and generous person. It was amazing how easy she could make friends with anyone she met. Kit enjoyed spending time with...
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Louis J. Godreau

March 23, 1925 - September 11, 2017

Louis Godreau, 92, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2017 in Sarasota, FL. Born in Frenchville, ME., he joined the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served his time in the Pacific on the USS Black and USS Kidd. After World War II, he married and moved to CT where he resided in Hartford, Coventry, Newington and more recently in Florida.He had a contagious smile and loved telling jokes. ...
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Helen C. Lichatz

October 15, 1923 - September 10, 2017

Helen Mesuna Lichatz, beloved wife of the late John Lichatz, Sr, of East Hartford and Avon died in peaceful slumber, at 12:30am Sunday, September 10. She passed on with a sigh and a smile accompanied by loved ones - reward and testament to her full-hearted 94 years.Helen's joy was family, fellowship, faith, and culture. Her gracious company and mellifluous voice, her sense of fun and jingle-bell...
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James A. Majekodunmi

August 7, 1938 - September 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Anne Marie Chasse

September 7, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Herbert Koop

July 21, 1955 - August 27, 2017

James "Jim" Koop, 62, longtime resident of East Hartford, died suddenly on Sunday August 27. Husband, beloved brother and uncle, he leaves behind his wife Debora (Pitz), his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Ken Kennedy of Portsmouth NH, sister Nancy Koop of Columbia CT, niece Natalie Kennedy and her husband Calder Hulse of Amherst NY, and a host of friends and relatives. Jim was pre...
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Esther Irene Danqua

November 20, 1965 - August 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Alex Joseph Sawka

June 21, 1974 - August 17, 2017

Alex J. Sawka, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at his home. Alex (AJ) was the eldest son of Alex and Cathy (Kozma) Sawka. Raised in South Windsor AJ graduated South Windsor High School, Class of 1992. He was a very hard worker who became a successful Mason most recently working with Local 230. AJ had a heart of gold and will be remembered for his infectious smile,...
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Miguel Angel Cuadra

November 1, 1933 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Brian Richard Donovan

March 20, 1967 - August 4, 2017

Brian Richard Donovan, 50, of East Hartford passed away unexpectedly at Hartford Hospital on August 4, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1967 in Hartford, CT to his parents Timothy W. Donovan Sr. of East Sandwich, MA and Marti D. Donovan of East Hartford, CT. He graduated from Penney High School class of 1985. Professionally, Brian worked in the lawn care service field, a career he loved. In...
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John Fredrick Winkley

November 9, 1946 - August 3, 2017

John Frederick "Rick" Winkley, age 70, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the former Virginia Carol Brown since 1986, peacefully joined his Savior and Lord after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer on August 3, 2017 with his family by his side at his home. John was born on November 9, 1946 in Norwich to the late Frederick and Pauline Winkley who resided in Vernon. He graduated from Newington...
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Gary Smaglis

March 7, 1949 - July 30, 2017

Gary Smaglis,68, of East Hartford passed away at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by family on July 30 2017. He was born in North Adams, MA, and predeceased by his parents Raymond and June (Dupont) Smaglis, and his brother Mark Smaglis.He leaves behind his loving wife Beth Smaglis, and his children Brian Smaglis of East Hartford, Jody Smaglis of Portland, and Micaela Smaglis of New Britain...
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Lawrence D. Batignani

September 23, 1940 - July 25, 2017

Lawrence Batignani Sr., 76, of Enfield, beloved father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away Tuesday, July 25 at Baystate Medical Center. Born on September 23, 1940 in Hartford, CT., Larry was the son of Serafino and Ann Marie Batignani and grew up in Hartford and East Hartford. He attended St. Anthony School and was a graduate of East Hartford High School and attended Hartford State...
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Nicola A. D'Aloisio

November 4, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Nicola D'Aloisio, 87, of East Hartford, passed away on July 22, 2017 at his family's home after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley D'Aloisio. Nicola was born on November 4, 1929 in Hartford, to Venanzio and Elise previously residing in Hartford before settling to East Hartford. He was a graduate of Porter & Chester Technical School. Mr. D'Aloisio was employed...
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Thomas Albert Hanrath

August 3, 1941 - July 21, 2017

Thomas Albert Hanrath, 75, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on August 3, 1941, in Pittsfield, MA, the son of the late Albert and Mary Hanrath. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Saltarella) to whom was not only a husband for 49 years, but also a best friend.Thomas served in the United States Army as part of the...
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Terry A. Ferris

December 26, 1956 - July 5, 2017

Terry A. Ferris of Vernon, CT passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2017 at the age of 60 in Lewiston, ME surrounded by his family and friends. Terry was born on December 26, 1956 in Bangor, ME to Dolores and Donald Ferris. He grew up in East Hartford, CT, graduated from Cheney Tech High School in Manchester, CT, and went on to work as a tech at Coca Cola for 36 years where he was valued and well...
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Catherine Julia Venditti

June 13, 1919 - June 30, 2017

Catherine Julia (Grieco) Venditti aged 98, of Warwick, Rhode Island passed away in her sleep on June 30, 2017 at Woodlake at Tolland. Catherine was born June 13, 1919 in Providence, RI to the late Matteo and Incoronata (Mary) (Maolo) Grieco. Catherine was employed by the VA Hospital in Providence, RI where she enjoyed taking care of her many patients. She loved traveling and spending time at her...
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Augustus Kwaku Asamoah

April 4, 1935 - June 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Winnie Terragna

August 1, 1926 - June 27, 2017

TERRAGNA. Winnie "Vincie" (Cipolla) Terragna, 90, lifelong resident of East Hartford, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at home, surrounded by family. Born August 1, 1926 in the family's farm house to parents Emilio and Lucia (Saitta) Cipolla, she was the beloved wife for 40 years of the late Frank Terragna, Sr.Winnie had a larger-than-life personality, and you knew she liked you if she picked on you!...
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David Allen Wheeler

March 14, 1958 - June 22, 2017

David Allen Wheeler, 59, of East Hartford, passed away on June 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. David was born on March 14, 1958, in Hartford, a son of Samuel Wheeler and the late Norma (Cyr). David attended local schools, and was a longtime employee at Stanadyne. He cherished his 56' Packard, attending car shows, especially Tri Town Cruisers and Cruisin' on Main. He loved old cars and...
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Charles Francis Holland

March 15, 1928 - June 18, 2017

Charles Francis Holland, 89, of Bolton, CT, passed away in Putnam on June 18, 2017, after an extended illness. Charles was born in Hopedale, MA, on March 15, 1928 to Charles and Alma Holland. He graduated from East Hartford High School in 1946 and continued on to Trinity College after serving in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Charles served over 50 years in local law...
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Jean Katherine Balasz

October 19, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Violet Patricia Archer

June 19, 1945 - June 3, 2017

Violet affectionately known as "Pat" Archer (71) was the daughter of the late Enid De Souza and Frank Vandeyar. She was born on June 19, 1945. She immigrated from Guyana, South America on May 9, 1965 (which was Mothers' Day that year) with her two brothers and one sister. She resided in Hartford, CT.She graduated from Greater Hartford Community College with an Associates degree in...
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Emily B. Soderquist

November 25, 1924 - June 3, 2017

Emily (Bowers) Soderquist, 92, formerly of East Hartford and Coventry, reunited with her husband, Howard, on June 3, two days after what would have been their 71st wedding anniversary. Emily was born in West Hartford to Josephine and Joseph Bowers where she grew up and graduated from Hall High School. Upon graduation, she started a lifetime career as an Executive Secretary. She leaves three...
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Mary Michael Hamza

December 17, 1974 - May 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Jose Diana

July 8, 1991 - May 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, East Hartford, CT.
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Gerard F. Carlson

February 10, 1926 - May 26, 2017

On May 26,2017, Gerard F. Carlson, 91, surrounded by his loved ones in his family home left this earth to join the love of his life Barbara F. Carlson into eternal life. He was born in Manchester to the late Carl and Kathryn (Feeney) Carlson and was the brother of the late John Burton Carlson. He was an engineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 37 years then enjoyed a long and happy...
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Raymond Monroe Kenny

March 1, 1949 - May 25, 2017

Raymond M. Kenny, 68, of East Hartford & Vernon, passed away on May 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was born on March 1st 1949, in Hartford, a son tof the late William Joseph Kenny Sr. and Dorothy M. (Griffing). Raymond served in the US Army 9th Inf., Fifth Armor division, Vietnam 1969-1970.Raymond was a professional painter, retiring in 2010.He is survived by his wife Lynn I Kenny, son...
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Peggy D. Gompper

July 21, 1922 - May 25, 2017

Peggy Drown Gompper-Schabener, 94, of Stafford Springs, passed away in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving family on May 25, 2017. She was born in Maine, on July 21, 1922 a daughter to the late Frank E. and Willimina (Davidson) Drown. Peggy grew up in East Hartford, and attended & graduated from East Hartford High School.She enjoyed spending time at the Stafford Springs...
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Dennis Lee Robinson

October 21, 1948 - May 23, 2017

Dennis Lee Robinson, 68, of Manchester, formerly of East Hartford, passed away May 23, 2017. He was born in Hartford, a son of the late William and Irene (Kotowski) Robinson. Dennis worked at Brescome Distributors for several years. He is survived by his sisters Maureen Farley and Susan Atkinson both of East Hartford and Shelly Gaye of Bangor, ME and his brother Mark Robinson of Manchester, his...
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Kwabena Appiah-Kubi

February 2, 1946 - May 22, 2017

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Thien Cong Truong

August 19, 1991 - May 20, 2017

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Bertha Rose Sullivan

November 5, 1928 - May 17, 2017

Bertha Rose Sullivan, 88, lifelong resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 17, 2017. Bertha was born on November 5, 1928 in Hartford, a daughter of the late Bernard and Katherine (Vogel) Prasser. Bertha lived in East Hartford all of her life, she was a graduate of East Hartford High School class of 1946. She worked over the years at Bob &...
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Maureen L. Gilbert

July 22, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Maureen L. Gilbert, 85, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on May 11, 2017. Maureen was born July 22, 1931 in Montreal, Canada, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (McKeown) Laroche. She was the beloved wife of the late Hercule J. Gilbert. Maureen was a loving and dedicated wife to Hercule, whom she was married to for 57 years. They made their...
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Charlotte H. Muzeroll

December 5, 1932 - May 9, 2017

Charlotte H. (Miller) Muzeroll, 84, wife of Peter Muzeroll since 2002, of Marlborough, CT,passed away on May 9, 2017 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Her family was by her side.Charlotte was born December 5, 1932 in East Hartford, CT to the late Alfred K. Hanmer, Sr. and Sarah C. (Moore) Hanmer. She spent most of her childhood on Fishers Island, NY before the family moved to Huntington...
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James Richard Turner

November 10, 1943 - May 8, 2017

James Richard Turner, 73, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully under the loving care of Masonicare Hospice Association on Monday evening May 8, 2017 after suffering a massive stroke on April 7, 2017. Jim was born on November 10, 1943 in East Windsor and resided most of his life in Suffield.Jim was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for over 20 years and then turned his passion for...
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Peter Joseph Lombardo

August 9, 1935 - May 8, 2017

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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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David Alan Taft

September 24, 1946 - May 5, 2017

David Alan Taft, 70, of Vernon, CT passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. David was born in Orlando, FL to the late Henry and Lois (Field) Taft. He permanently made Connecticut his home after the family relocated here in 1954.David is survived by sisters, Linda Fagioli and her husband, Nicholas, of Nutley, NJ, and Shirley Omicioli and her husband,...
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Comfort Dwumfour

January 3, 1921 - April 28, 2017

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James Ludwig Joyce

November 12, 1925 - April 23, 2017

James L. Joyce, 91, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2017. He was born in Rockville a son of the late James and Minnie (Fritzsche) Joyce. He faithfully served his country during World War II in the United States Navy serving on the LST 651. He was a Truck Driver for the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for 34 years. Upon his retirement from the MDC he founded the LST651...
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Lois M. Haake

July 1, 1921 - April 20, 2017

Lois McGehan Haake, 95, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 surrounded by her family. Lois was the daughter of the late Marcus and Elsie (Parsons) McGehan. She was the beloved widow of Arthur Haake.Lois was a lifelong member of the King's Daughters, and was a founding member of All Saints' Episcopal Church. She enjoyed quilting and knitting. Lois will...
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Barry Lewis Ridley

April 13, 1949 - April 20, 2017

Barry Lewis Ridley, 68 of Vernon, Hartford, and East Hartford passed away peacefully at home Thursday, April 20, 2017. Barry was born in Monticello, Georgia but moved to Connecticut with his Mom and two brothers at a very young age. The family resided in East Hartford and Barry graduated from Penny High School in 1967. During his high school years he was a member of the popular band "The Classics...
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Linda C. Morrow

December 14, 1949 - March 31, 2017

Linda Claire Morrow, 67, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017, with her beloved family by her side. She was born on December 14, 1949 in Lewiston, ME., a daughter of the late Maurice and Charlotte (Cox) Lavoie. She was the beloved wife of Donald Morrow for the past 25 years.Linda will be remembered as a loving, dedicated and selfless wife, mother, sister, and friend. She...
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Clement C. Martel

February 14, 1921 - March 28, 2017

Clement C. Martel, 96, of East Hartford, passed away on March 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Clement was the beloved husband of the late Lillian Martel. He was born on February 14, 1921 in Ayer, MA, a son the late Israel and Filomena (Burns) Martel. Clement proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He loved watching and playing baseball with his grandchildren and nieces...
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Annie M. Nolen

March 31, 1932 - March 27, 2017

Annie Monroe Nolen, 84, a longtime resident of East Hartford, passed late Monday night, March 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She was born in Thomasville, GA, one of twelve children, to the late Benjamin Monroe Sr. and Mary (Revels) Monroe.Annie graduated from Douglas High School in Thomasville. She relocated to Hartford, CT in 1950 where she met the love of her life Cephus...
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Carolyn F. Coogan

July 12, 1952 - March 25, 2017

Carolyn F. Coogan, 64, of East Hartford, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 surrounded by her family at Hartford Hospital. Beloved wife of Michael D. Coogan, she was born July 12, 1952 in Norwich to parents Chester and Helen (Popawski) Lisiewski. Carolyn was a Paraprofessional, dedicating over 23 years to students at the East Hartford High School Career Center. Carolyn was also an employee of CREC and...
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Marie V. Wierbicki

November 29, 1925 - March 18, 2017

Marie Emma Louise (Vaillancourt) Wierbicki, 91, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017, in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on November 29, 1925 in Hartford, a daughter of the late Joseph Anthony and Fernande (Gaudet) Vaillancourt. She was the beloved wife of the late Simon F. Wierbicki. Marie earned her...
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Margaret M. Cizman

July 19, 1917 - March 2, 2017

Margaret "Grams" Cizman, 99, of the Jerome Home, New Britain and formerly of East Hartford, CT., and Dacula, GA., widow of Peter Cizman, passed away March 2nd, 2017. Born July 19th, 1917, she was the daughter of Filomena (Minnie) and George Grasso. Known affectionately as Grams to many, Margaret's love of life, faith, positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor were an inspiration to all who...
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Gail Smith Christensen

April 29, 1930 - February 23, 2017

Gail Smith Christensen, 86, widower of Dorothy (Mercer) Christensen, of East Hartford, passed away on Feb. 23, 2017. He was born April 29, 1930 in East Hartford, a lifelong resident and was son to the late Thomas and Ethel (Smith) Christensen. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Gail was retiree of Connecticut General "CIGNA" and had worked as a pressman in the...
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Joanne K. Valis

October 10, 1928 - February 18, 2017

Joanne (Kantzios) Valis, 88, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born in Fidakia Greece, daughter of the late Dimitrios and Lambrini Kantzios. She leaves behind her 3 children, Katina Williams of Kentucky, John Valis of Florida and Jean Riley of New York; her 6 grandchildren, Adam Williams & his wife Megan of Tennessee, Nicholas Valis of Georgia,...
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Elfriede Posselt Waite

September 12, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Elfriede "Friede" (Posselt) Waite, 83, of Storrs, beloved wife of Edward C. Waite, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born September 12, 1933 in Germany to Freda (Winkler) and Wilhelm Posselt. Friede was devoted to her family and cherished the time spent with them. She was a supervisor in food service at University of Connecticut for 20 years retiring to Florida for 25...
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Marcel P. Martel

October 8, 1923 - February 17, 2017

Marcel Prosper Martel, 93, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017. Marcel was born on October 8, 1923 in Derby, VT to the late Joseph and Flora (Caron) Martel.After his high school graduation, Marcel worked on the family farm, in Randolph, VT, attending cattle, poultry, harvesting the family crops and doing many farming chores. He served in the Army in 1944, married his...
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Geraldine S. Kennedy

August 9, 1921 - February 15, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Elizabeth (Stewart) Kennedy, 95, of Manchester, beloved daughter of the late Gordon and Josephine (Landry) Stewart, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 with her daughter by her side.Gerry was born on August 9, 1921 in Hartford and had been a longtime resident of East Hartford before moving to Manchester. She was employed by Pratt & Whitney and...
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Shawn R. Amiot

January 12, 1987 - February 10, 2017

Shawn R. Amiot, 30 of Manchester, passed away on February 10, 2017. Shawn was born in Manchester, a son of Robert J. Amiot of South Carolina and Judith (Driggs) Amiot of Manchester. He enjoyed playing basketball with his friends, travel team soccer in his earlier days and was very athletic and fitness conscience. In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by his brother Timothy Amiot of East...
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Hazel Mae Tabor

June 11, 1919 - February 9, 2017

Hazel Mae Tabor, age 97, widow of George W. Tabor Jr., passed away on February 9th, at Hill House Assisted Living, Bath, Maine. She was born on June 11, 1919 and was adopted by her grandparents, Burton Hayes and Martha Morrison Hayes. She grew up in East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School.After bringing up her children in Manchester CT., she moved with her husband to Harpswell...
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Danielle Marie Smith

May 20, 1972 - February 8, 2017

Danielle Marie Deschene Smith passed away on February 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends. She was born on May 20, 1972.She is survived by her husband Allen and son Nicholas Smith, step daughters Lori and husband Craig Jeppesen, Bethanie and husband Junior Falling, grandson Jayden Dombrowski, sister Michelle Wilson and brothers, Jared, AJ and wife...
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Timothy Fiifi Ansah

January 22, 1994 - February 7, 2017

Timothy F. Ansah, 23, of East Hartford, passed away February 7, 2017. He was born in Ghana, a son of Ernest Agyakwa and Anita Essel of East Hartford and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. He was a vendor for Anderson Windows of Cromwell, CT. Timothy enjoyed basketball with friends and swimming. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters Monique Essel and Edith Ansak, both...
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Frank Ivancsics

October 5, 1949 - February 7, 2017

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Kenneth J. Stula

September 27, 1952 - February 6, 2017

Kenneth Joseph Stula, 64, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 2017 at home. He was born on September 27, 1952 a son of Thomas and Josephine (Loika) Stula. Ken was preceded in death by his father Thomas Stula. He is survived by his mother Josephine Stula of East Hartford, brother Robert and wife Trudy of Kansas City and nephews Matthew Stula and wife Michelle of Lindsborg...
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Rosaleen F. Sullivan

March 24, 1923 - January 30, 2017

Rosaleen (Fitzgerald) Sullivan. 3/24/1923 - 1/30/2017We've lost a bright light here on earth - one that is now shining on us from heaven. Rosaleen- was born to Irish immigrants Nellie (Walsh) and James Fitzgerald on March 24, 1923 and was the youngest of three sisters. She would often say "we grew up poor, but we never knew it". Always surrounded by a large extended family they...
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Edward Peter Nimerowski

November 13, 1920 - January 27, 2017

Edward P. Nimerowski, 96, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017. He was born in Lawrence, MA, a son of the late Wasil and Katherine Nimerowski and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. Edward faithfully served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He was a communicant of Saint Mary's Church in East Hartford and worked for 30 years as an Inspector at...
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Warren Merrick Russell

November 13, 1923 - January 26, 2017

Warren "Duke" Russell, 93, of East Hartford, passed away on January 26, 2017. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts a son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Merrick) Russell. Warren grew up in Hamden, Connecticut, where he graduated from high school in 1943. He entered the United States Marine Corps and was sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations, ultimately ending up in the Philippine Islands....
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Doris Marie Hand

November 30, 1930 - January 23, 2017

Doris Marie Hand, 86, of Ashford, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2017 at Marlborough Healthcare Center, under the care of her loving family. Doris was the beloved wife of the late Allen Woodrow for 32 years until his passing in 1991. She was born on November 30, 1930, one of eight children to the late Dieudonne and Mederisa (Desorsy) Ritcher. Doris was a loving and compassionate mother,...
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Mary Claire Kowalchik

July 20, 1922 - January 20, 2017

Mary Claire (Ruane) Kowalchik, 94, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2017 after a life fully lived. She was the beloved widow of 59 years to Joseph Kowalchik. Mary Claire was born on July 20, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late John and Veronica (Dunn) Ruane, and grew up in Hawley, PA. Mary was devoted to her religion, and was a...
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William Peter Messenger

April 26, 1967 - January 19, 2017

William P. Messenger, Jr., 49, of East Hartford, died unexpectedly on January 19, 2017. He was born in Hartford, April 26, 1967, and grew up in East Hartford. He then raised his two children in Manchester. Will was a Tax Correction Examiner for the State of Connecticut for over 27 years. He is survived by his father, William P. Messenger Sr., and his wife Elizabeth of Florida, and his mother,...
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Frances F. Budarz

March 8, 1914 - January 19, 2017

Frances F. Budarz, 102, of Columbia, CT, died January 19, 2017. She was born in East Hartford on March 8, 1914 a daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Bollek) Fiala and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. She worked for the State of Connecticut for many years and was a communicant of St. Christopher Church in East Hartford. She was predeceased by her husband John J. Budarz and her...
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Dany Suzan Campany

September 21, 1967 - January 17, 2017

Dany Suzan (Beaudoin) Campany, 49, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 17, 2017.Dany was born in Hartford, CT on September 21, 1967 to Jean-Luc and Ghislaine Beaudoin. In addition to her parents, she leaves her loving partner Manuel (Manny) Amado and his daughter Megan Amado, her three children Andrew Campany (Jamie Poulin), Amanda Campany (Shayne Campbell) and Amee Michaud....
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Santa Calderone

December 4, 1912 - January 13, 2017

Santa Calderone, 104, entered into eternal life on January 13, 2017 with her loving family by her side in her home. Born in Sicily, she immigrated to the United States with her husband and three young sons in 1956, sailing on the Andrea Dorea on the voyage immediately prior to its sinking. Santa often told stories of her thrill upon seeing Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from the deck of...
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Sophie G. Marino

February 25, 1929 - December 25, 2016

Sophie G. Marino, 87, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2016. She was born in Hartford a daughter of the late Michael and Concetta (Rustico) Gangi. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Vernon. Sophie loved spending time with her family and cooking. Her husband Samuel Marino predeceased her in 2009. She is survived by her loving children, Michele Monty and her husband...
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Norman Allen Saad

June 9, 1928 - December 24, 2016

Norman A. Saad, 88. of Cocoa, FL., formerly of East Hartford, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 24, 2016, surrounded by his caring family. He was the beloved husband of the late Teresa Saad.He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He loved flying airplanes, shooting and hunting. He taught at A.I. Prince Technical School for thirty years. Norman is...
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Mary Lanzo 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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Marie M. Spada

December 29, 1936 - December 23, 2016

Marie M. Spada, 79, of Hartford, passed away after a brief illness on December 23, 2016. She was born in Hartford on December 29, 1936.Marie was the former owner of Burnside Music in East Hartford. Her interests included astrology, and she was a devoted Bob Dylan fan, throughout his career, even bringing her granddaughter to a concert of his, earlier this year. She was a rock-n-roll mom who...
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Albert Joseph Guerrini,

October 15, 1924 - December 14, 2016

Albert J. Guerrini, 92, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 14, 2016. He was born in Canton, CT a son of the late Adolfo and Anna (Agenalli) Guerrini. Albert was a communicant of St. Isaac Jogues Church in East Hartford and faithfully attended Mass. He was a Lieutenant with the Hartford Fire Department and faithfully served his country in the...
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Kamille Star Powell

June 15, 1972 - December 14, 2016

Kamille Star Powell, 44, of Willimantic passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2016. She was born in Hartford on June 15, 1972 to Desmond and Gloria Powell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Reverie Powell of Texas, brother Kwame Powell of East Hartford, aunt Barbara Patterson of Putnam, half-brothers Michael Powell and Justin Powell both of Hartford, and many...
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Fred Carleton Boyd

November 1, 1934 - December 12, 2016

Fred Carleton Boyd, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 12, 2016. He was born, Thursday November 1, 1934, in Boothbay Harbor, ME., son of the late Fred C. II and Constance (Hanson) Boyd, raised by his adoptive parents Millard "Doc" and Audrey (Patterson) Hanson in Maine and Glastonbury CT. He was a machinist and foreman at Pratt &...
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Alejandro Romulo Acosta

March 24, 1928 - December 5, 2016

Alejandro R. Acosta(1928 - 2016)Alejandro R. Acosta, esposo de Felicitas Acosta de East Hartford, falleció a los 88 años, el 5 de Diciembre del 2016. Alejandro nació el 24 de Marzo del 1928 en Lima Perú. Era hijo de Leoncio Acosta y Filomena Pinedo, ambos ya fallecidos. Alejandro terminó sus estudios en el Colegio Jose Granda. Se casó con Felicitas Acosta hace mas...
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Gregory Pavillis

June 15, 1929 - December 2, 2016

Gregory Pavillis, 87, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016 at Cheshire Regional Rehab after a long illness, with family by his side. Greg was born on June 15, 1929, a son of the late Charles Pavillis and Antigone Mike in Youngstown, OH., raised in Boston, MA, and moving to East Hartford at the age of 19. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. Gregory was a...
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Albert C. Mason

April 8, 1940 - November 11, 2016

Albert Charles Mason, 76, the beloved husband of the late Eunice Ann Mason, since 1967, of East Hartford passed away unexpectedly, on November 11, 2016 at Riverside Healthcare.Albert was born on April 8, 1940 in Hartford CT, to the late Sylvester G. Mason and Alberta B. Henry previously residing in Plainville and Harford, CT before settling in East Hartford in 1979. He graduated Plainville High...
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Phillip M. Delaripa

April 6, 1934 - November 10, 2016

Phillip M. Delaripa "Pop", 82, beloved father and grandfather, peacefully entered the arms of his Lord on Thursday November 10, 2016. He was born April 6, 1934 in East Hartford, CT, in the back seat of a taxi cab. He was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Gagliardi) Delaripa. He graduated from East Hartford High School in 1952. Phillip proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard...
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Bruce M. Howat

October 16, 1958 - November 9, 2016

Bruce M. Howat, 58, of East Hartford, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Born in South Windsor, CT on October 16, 1958, he was the son of the late John "Scotty" and Edna (Laliberte) Howat. He was a dedicated and hardworking employee of Barnes Aerospace in Windsor Locks for 20 years. Everyone knew Bruce as intelligent, witty, and a passionate history buff. You could always...
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John Ward Scripture

December 12, 1924 - November 5, 2016

John W. Scripture, 91, of South Windsor, loving husband of the late Doreen Scripture, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Manchester Manor. Born in Milo, Maine, son of the late Ward and Eva (Leet) Scripture, made his home in East Hartford for many years. He served in the US Navy during World War II.Upon his retirement from the East Hartford Police Department he and his wife lived "the...
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Carole Anne Bezzini

September 4, 1950 - November 3, 2016

Carole A. Bezzini, 66, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Richard Peter Bezzini II, who told her "hang in there, I'm coming for you", was reunited with him on November 3, 2016. She was born in Acton, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Mary Frances (Ward) Spinney and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. Carol was a communicant of St. Rose Church. Carol was an...
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Catherine R. JOHNSON

May 20, 1929 - October 20, 2016

Catherine Rose Johnson, 87, of East Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016 with her family by her side. She was a devoted wife to her late husband Carl Robert Johnson and predeceased by her parents Frank and Sophie (Albrycht) Stanish.She spent her life in central CT, devoting her time, energy and love to family, friends and her faith. Catherine loved her Jesus more than life...
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