Our Obituaries

Florence S. Costa

November 21, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Florence S. Costa of Glastonbury passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY and lived in Vernon for most of her life before moving to Glastonbury.She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Marino) SabaShe retired from Aetna Insurance Company and volunteered at Rockville Hospital for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo with...
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George Bartram Towle

September 16, 1922 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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William A. Levesque

November 25, 1974 - July 10, 2017

William A. Levesque, 42, of East Hampton, son of Carol N.Levesque and the late William L. Levesque passed suddenly on July 10, 2017.Born in 1974 in Hartford, CT, William spent his life pursuing a wide range of interests. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Philosophy and later used that to earn his J.D. from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. He then practiced...
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Sylvia J. Rotherforth

December 6, 1936 - July 9, 2017

Sylvia J. Rotherforth, 80, of Rocky Hill, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Alzheimer's Resource Center in Southington, CT. Born December 6, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to Max and Mary (Smith) Bartholomew, she was the beloved wife of William R. Rotherforth. Sylvia was a woman of strong faith, devoted to her church, a world traveler including multiple trips to Israel, Oberammergau Germany to see the...
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Nancy Anne North

June 21, 1951 - July 7, 2017

Nancy Anne North, 66 years old, passed away on July 7, 2017. Formally of Glastonbury, she was the daughter of Lois Emily North and James Weir North of Seacliff, NY. She leaves behind her spouse, Lillian F. Flint of Manchester, her sister, Cynthia Morawski of East Douglas, MA, her brother, James W. North and her mother, Lois E. North. Though she did not physically have children of her own, she...
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Lorraine E. Zurcher

July 5, 1930 - July 6, 2017

Lorraine E. Zurcher, 87, a lifelong resident of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017. She was born in Glastonbury, a daughter of the late Fred and Gladys (Ruoff) Zurcher and was a 1948 graduate of Glastonbury High School. She was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company for over 40 years. She was a lifelong member of the East Glastonbury United Methodist Church. She is...
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Dolores Lillian Fink

June 6, 1923 - June 15, 2017

Dolores L. (Voirol) Fink, 94, widow of Edward Fink since 2011, of East Hartford, passed away on June 15, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on June 6, 1923, the 3rd of 4 children, and was daughter to the late Francis and Inez (Urbine) Voirol. Dolores wed her beloved Edward on September 10,1945 and moved from Indiana to East Hartford, CT. She spent the best part of her life raising her 8...
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Shirley P. Carl

September 1, 1948 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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Margaret Frances Brown

January 14, 1929 - May 29, 2017

Margaret (Thompson) Brown, 88, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born inRainelle, West Virginia, a daughter of the late James C. and Grace (Roberts) Thompson. She faithfully served her country during the Korean War in the UnitedStates Air Force from 1952 - 1955. Margaret attained the rank of WAF Airman Second Class...
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Mary M. Gerber

November 17, 1935 - May 21, 2017

Mary M. Gerber, 81, of Glastonbury, passed away in the comfort of her own home on May 21, 2017. She was born in Pittsfield, Ma, on November 17, 1935, a daughter to the late Nazzareno and Antonitte (Garzone) Marini. She was predeceased by her loving husband Nelson F. Gerber, Sr. She is survived by her son Nelson F. Gerber, Jr. of Redding, CT her sister-in-law Florine Wilkins of Montville, CT,...
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Marilyn Esther Duncan

March 7, 1923 - May 21, 2017

Marilyn Esther Duncan, 94, of West Hartford, widow of Richard Duncan, passed away May 21, 2017. She was born March 7, 1923 in Hartford to the late Kenneth & Esther Freeburg Marks. She graduated from Wethersfield High School and worked at Travelers Insurance and Hartford Hospital before the birth of her children. Marilyn and Richard were married in Wethersfield January 13, 1945 and made...
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Donald Alfred Riehl

October 2, 1932 - May 13, 2017

Donald A. Riehl, 84, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his two sons on May 13, 2017. He was born in New York, New York, a son of the late Francis and Hedwig (Fetterroll) Riehl. He was a manager at Grumman Aerospace Corporation where he was employed for 30 years and prior to that he worked at Republic Aviation Corporation, both on Long Island, NY. He was a graduate of Hofstra...
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Stephen J. Kuduk II

October 14, 1957 - May 9, 2017

Stephen J. Kuduk II, age 59, of Hollywood Florida went to heaven peacefully on Tuesday May 9th 2017 surrounded by his family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 14th, 1957, in Hartford Connecticut, he was the son of the late Stephen J. Kuduk I and Anna Jordan.Steve worked in the IT and Insurance Industry for more than 25 years. When he semi-retired in 2012, Steve was...
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Jaime E. Oliva

April 21, 1943 - May 7, 2017

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Elaine B. Outtrim

June 15, 1924 - May 3, 2017

It is with great love and sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Boynton Outtrim who died peacefully on May 3, 2017. She was born in New Haven at St. Raphael's Hospital on June 15,1924. She raised her family in West Hartford, Ct. where she spent the last 72 years of her life. Nothing brought her more joy than to spend time with her family and her many, wonderful friends. Elaine is...
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Kay J. Earle

January 21, 1939 - April 16, 2017

Kay J. Earle, 78, of Glastonbury, passed away on April 16, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on January 21, 1939 in Kansas City, MO., to the late Odis K. And Helen (Walters) Dykes. Kay graduated St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City in 1960, prior to relocating to Connecticut in 1963. She resided in Glastonbury for 54 years. Mrs. Earle was employed by Mt. Sinai and St....
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Alice Veilleux

November 16, 1922 - March 27, 2017

Alice V. Veilleux, 94, of Glastonbury, more recently of Colchester, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Colchester, where she resided for the last 2 years. Alice was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Veilleux. She was born on November 16, 1922 in Berlin, NH, a daughter of the late Louis and Victoria (Nolan) Arsenault. Alice will be remembered as a good person, a good...
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Rita L. Morin

September 13, 1922 - March 27, 2017

Rita Loretta Morin, 94, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Clement Edward Morin. Rita was born on September 13, 1922 a daughter of the late Clovis And Louise (LaFleur) Arcand, in Alberta, Canada, where she met & married her husband. She was a longtime resident of the Greater Hartford area. Rita was employed for many years by the State of...
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Robert P. Elliott

June 28, 1942 - March 21, 2017

Robert Paul Elliott, 74, a longtime resident of Portland since 1979, passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 21, 2017. He was beloved husband of the late Sally Elliott, the love of his life. Robert was born on June 28, 1942, in Hartford, CT, a son of the late Stanley and Cecilia (DeGrasse) Elliott. Robert enjoyed his time boating, antiquing, motorcycle riding, and trips to Maine...
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Emil John Adams

August 11, 1923 - March 20, 2017

Emil John Adams, age 93, of Glastonbury, CT died peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the early morning hours at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness with heart disease with his loving family by his side.Emil John (fondly known as EJ) was born on August 11, 1923 in Northampton, MA, the son of John Adams, Sr. and Kristina (Duga) Adams who previously resided in Myjava, Slovakia before...
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Gabe W. Riley

October 29, 2001 - March 14, 2017

Gabriel Wakeley Riley, 15, of Glastonbury, son of Joel Riley and Pamela Kelley, died suddenly on March 14, 2017. He was born October 29, 2001 and attended Glastonbury High School where he was a freshman.Gabe was an honor student and a member of the Unified Theater at his high school. He had a passion for art, music, movies, cooking, and animals. He was a strong advocate for both human and animal...
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Sidnee Lohman

October 9, 1921 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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Ronald F. Bogdan

April 4, 1944 - March 3, 2017

Ronald F Bogdan, 72, of Glastonbury, devoted husband of Janet L Bogdan for 48 years, died Friday, March 3, 2016 at home after a short illness. Born April 4, 1944 in Syracuse, NY, son of the late Frank and Hedwig Bogdan, he lived in Glastonbury for the last 45 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, their wives, and two grandchildren whom he adored, Derek, Stacie and Owen of...
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Roberta R. Novey

January 30, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Roberta (Richard) Novey, 92, of Old Saybrook, Ct., formerly of Glastonbury, Ct., died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late Dr. Ernest E. Novey, Jr., and predeceased by her parents, Robert and Jennie (Colligan) Richard, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. She is survived by her children; Cynthia Tessier and her husband David, Roxanne Siff and her husband John,...
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Richard G. Duncan

June 19, 1921 - February 14, 2017

Richard George Duncan, 95, of West Hartford, Passed away peacefully on February 14, 2017 at Jefferson House, in Newington. Dick was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Marks) for the past 72 years. He was born on June 19, 1921 in Hartford, CT a son of the late Edward and Adelaide (Stonebridge) Duncan. He is survived by his cherished family; wife Marilyn Duncan, daughters Cynthia Duncan of West...
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Richard A. Coombs

November 17, 1926 - February 6, 2017

Richard A. Coombs (Dick), 90, of Glastonbury, CT, widower of Virginia Keihm Coombs and Winona Toon Coombs, close friend of the late Alice Robinson, passed away peacefully from this life on Monday, February 6, 2017. He was born at Hartford Hospital on November 17, 1926 and was a son to the late Richard E. Coombs and Sarah Edwards Coombs. Dick proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a...
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Alice Ruth Robinson

April 23, 1923 - February 3, 2017

Alice R. (Hunderlach) Robinson, 93, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017. Alice was born and raised in Middletown, a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Bielefield) Hunderlach. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse at Hartford Hospital in the Neuro-Intensive Care for 18 years. She retired from...
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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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Ellen M. Goddard

December 23, 1999 - January 16, 2017

Ellen was born in China in late 1999 and adopted by Bill and Gail Goddard in May, 2001. Ellen ended her life on Monday, January 16, 2017, after struggling with a mental health condition - a chronic eating disorder - since 7th grade. Those who knew Ellen appreciated her lovely smile, playful sense of humor and kind demeanor; she was known for her grace of movement on the tennis courts, soccer...
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T. John Hill

December 11, 1920 - January 14, 2017

T. John Hill, Jr., 96, (formerly of Glastonbury and Rocky Hill) passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017 at Covenant Village in Cromwell, CT. Born and raised in Middletown, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Nellie (Peterson) Hill. John was a proud veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air Corps. He was married for over 54 years to the late Gertrude (Beattie) Hill. They enjoyed many...
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Stewart W. Beckett

November 15, 1935 - January 7, 2017

If you are reading this, I've passed into the great beyond. Since I'm writing this in advance, the manner of my passing is not known to me, but someone will fill you in on the details.In the usual chronological sequence, I was born in Daytona Beach, FL to wonderful parents. I think I won the parental sweepstakes because I can't imagine a more loving or supportive Mom and Dad. I hope that I have...
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Michael B. Cosentino

March 22, 1965 - January 7, 2017

Michael Bruno Cosentino, 51, husband of Patricia for 26 years of Glastonbury, CT passed away on January 7th in Boston after a long fight with Multiple Myeloma. Mike was born on March 22nd in Nyack, New York to Bruno and Clare Cosentino of New City, New York and had lived in Glastonbury for the past 16 years. Mike graduated in 1983 from Clarkstown High School South, and holds a BS in Mechanical...
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Mildred Mable Cragle

December 4, 1926 - January 4, 2017

Mildred Goss Cragle, 90 years old, widow of Edward Cragle, since 1987, of East Hartford & Glastonbury, passed away on January 4, 2017 Salmon Brook of Glastonbury.Mildred was born November 4, 1926 in East Hartford to the late Howard and Agnes (Baldwin) Goss. She enjoyed Bingo and playing cards. Mildred will be most remembered for her cooking and the love for her family.She will be dearly...
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Joan Vest

December 12, 1933 - January 1, 2017

Joan M. Vest, 83, died on January 1, 2017 in the loving care of her family and the wonderful staff at The Hearth senior living community in Glastonbury. A long time resident of Glastonbury, she and her late husband Marvin Lewis Vest, Jr. moved here in 1956 after their college graduation and marriage. She was preceded in death by her beloved Marvin in 2007 and her brothers Donald and Kenneth...
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Ann C. Tongren

March 6, 1932 - December 17, 2016

Ann Christine Tongren, 84, of Glastonbury passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17th at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Ann was born March 6, 1932 in Hartford, daughter of the late Vincent and Celeste (Bonafede) Carabillo, and was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, Frederick Tongren. Ann was a fantastic cook! Her spaghetti & meatballs, homemade soups and stuffed...
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Lucie Carstens Daly

October 19, 1960 - November 30, 2016

Lucie Carstens Daly, 56, of South Glastonbury passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2016. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Jeffrey Peter and Lucy Truesdale "Dale" Carstens. Lucie was educated in the Glastonbury Public Schools and later graduated from Kingswood Oxford. She earned her bachelor's degree and made lifelong friends at William Smith College in Geneva, New York. Lucie lived...
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Aaltje Rovers

March 17, 1926 - November 30, 2016

Aaltje (Vis) Rovers, 90, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2016. She was born in Holland, a daughter of the late, Wijnand and Eefje (van Poelgeest) Vis. Aaltje was a member of the First Congregational Church of Glastonbury and worked as a Seamstress at the former Shop of West Hartford, Hartford Store. Aaltje enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively to Holland, New Zealand,...
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Janice S. Raff

July 16, 1936 - November 20, 2016

Janice L. Raff (Smalley) passed away Sunday November 20th, 2016 with her son by her side. She leaves her family to be with the Lord and reunite with her husband, Paul, who passed in 2014. Janice was born on July 16th, 1936, the only child of Vada (Williams) and William Smalley. Janice grew up in Wethersfield, graduating from Wethersfield High School in 1955, with a secretarial vocation. Upon...
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Lorraine C. Smith

April 6, 1931 - November 11, 2016

Lorraine C. Smith, 85, of South Glastonbury, passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Lorraine was the devoted wife of Walter K. Smith for 68 years. She was born April 6, 1931 in South Glastonbury, to the late Edward and Bertha (Lingner) Pfau. Lorraine was a loving wife, mother & grandmother, dedicated to her family's happiness. She cared for...
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Robert Donald Bowden

June 9, 1925 - November 4, 2016

Robert Donald Bowden, Sr., 91, Glastonbury, died November 4, 2016 in the presence of his loving wife and family. He was married to Eva Norton Bowden for 65 years. He was born in Bristol, CT June 9, 1925 to Lester and Ruth Beatson Bowden. An Eagle Scout and graduate of Bristol High School, he entered the Army in September 1943. After training with the 94th Division, 301st Regiment, Company E, he...
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Connie Marie Wood

June 28, 1962 - October 26, 2016

Connie Wood of Glastonbury, CT passed peacefully away October 26th after a 6 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband of 26 years Frank her cherished children aged 16, Brian and Nicole, her beloved Mother Constance Moleski, and two sisters and their husbands she loved dearly, Sandra (John) Scanlan and Kathleen (John) Thorpe, and her niece, Jennifer Scanlan, her...
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Mary D. Reitze

January 10, 1932 - October 1, 2016

Mary D. Reitze, 84, of Glastonbury, more recently of West Dover, VT., passed away on October 1, 2016 at Centers for Living & Rehabilitation where she had lived since October, 2014. She was born January 10, 1932 to the late John F. Drake & Helen (Forrest) Drake in New London, CT. She was the beloved widow of George H. Reitze, who died 10/9/2010.Mary was raised in Union City, NJ with...
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Catanzaro A. Sebastian

September 22, 1927 - September 18, 2016

Sebastian Anthony Catanzaro, 88, husband of recently deceased Marilyn F. Catanzaro since 1951, of Hebron, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Sebastian "Subby" was born in New Britain on September 22, 1927 and resided in Wethersfield before settling in his current home in Hebron. He attended New Britain Public Schools and was the owner of Subby's Sales Appliances in...
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Thomas F. Duguay

May 10, 1948 - September 6, 2016

Thomas F. Duguay, 68, of Stonington, passed away quietly at home on September 6, 2016. Tom was born on May 10, 1948 in Hartford, CT., to the late Angela Russell. Tom grew up in East Hartford and resided in Mansfield and Stonington. He was Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at UConn, Avery Point, retiring after 35 years of service.Tom's greatest joy was spending time with his children and...
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Elaine M. Carey

January 16, 1949 - August 9, 2016

Elaine (Moreau) Carey, 67, passed away at Hartford Hospital on August 9, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 16, 1949 in Hartford to the late Ernest "Pete" and Dorothy (Cummings) Moreau. Elaine was a lifelong resident of East Hartford. She graduated Penney High School in 1967 and attended the New England School of Banking at Williams College in Massachusetts. Elaine...
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Hazel Lena Zurcher

August 31, 1925 - August 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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Dennis Curt Antonucci

August 27, 1970 - July 25, 2016

Dennis Curt Antonucci, 45, of Glastonbury, passed away on July 25, 2016 following a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Middletown, CT, son of Roger Antonucci and Kathleen (Russo) Tokarz. Dennis was a licensed optician, most recently employed by Essilor International as an optical Sales Representative. He was a member of Congregation Kol Haverim of Glastonbury. He is survived by his...
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Walter Carl Pfeifer

November 21, 1926 - July 25, 2016

Walter Carl Pfeifer, 89, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2016 at his home. He was born in Brooklyn NY, son of the late Walter Bernhart Pfeifer and Elsie (Bornhagen) Pfeifer. He graduated from Richmond Hills High School and earned his BA from Bucknell University and a Masters degree from Case Western. A resident of Glastonbury since 1978, Walter was active in Little League...
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Edward C. Nollman

July 14, 1928 - July 24, 2016

Edward Charles Nollman, Jr., 88, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2016 at Covenant Village in Cromwell, CT. He was born in Stamford CT, son of the late Edward Charles and Marcella (Fawcett) Nollman. He graduated from Hall High School and Hillyer College in West Hartford. He resided in Glastonbury for many years before moving to Covenant Village in Cromwell in 2015. Before his...
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Anita I. Scott

September 18, 1925 - July 10, 2016

Anita Davis Scott, 90 years old, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2016 at Seabury Health Center in Bloomfield, CT.Formerly of Glastonbury, CT, Anita graduated from Albertus Magnus College with a degree in Art Therapy and she also studied fine art at the Hartford Art School.Anita worked as an art therapist at Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington, CT and the Connecticut Corrections Department.Anita...
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Ronald A. Schneider

April 19, 1945 - July 6, 2016

Ronald A. Schneider of Glastonbury passed away from cancer peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1945, and lived in Glastonbury the last 30 years. He is survived by his very loving and devoted daughter Carol Schneider and her husband George Moore, grandson Thomas Jo, as well as his brother-in-law Bob Cony in Milwaukee. Ronald was proud of his family,...
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Josephine Macrae Warden

July 19, 1923 - June 22, 2016

Josephine Macrae Warden of Newington, Ct and formerly of Glastonbury, Ct passed away peacefully on June 22, in her own home. She was born in Dannevirke, New Zealand, daughter of the late Millicent Joan and James Macrae. Jose, as she was known, grew up riding horses to school along with her sister Gillian and learned to love sheep dogs and thoroughbreds on her parents' farm. Graduating from the...
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Aileen Flaim Natale

July 2, 1925 - June 15, 2016

Aileen Flaim Natale, of Glastonbury, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 15th, with family members by her side at Manchester Manor. She was born in Manhattan, New York, on July 2, 1925 and spent summers growing up in Chepathet, Rhode Island, with her extended family. She met her future husband, Justin Joseph Natale, while he was flying a sea plane on the Connecticut River. After Aileen...
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James Sebastian Giove

October 26, 1953 - June 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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Henry A. Backmann

December 27, 1933 - May 25, 2016

Henry August Backmann, 82, formerly of Glastonbury, died in South Windsor, CT on May 25th, after complications from Parkinson's disease and dementia.Henry was born on December 27, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY to Henry and Margaret Backmann. He went to Brooklyn Polytechnic High School after showing aptitude for engineering and the sciences. He met his future wife, Janet Anne Peterson, at a Hi-Y dance in...
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Juliette G. Bisson

September 3, 1936 - May 18, 2016

Juliette G. (Morin) Bisson, 79, formerly of East Hartford, CT, wife of the late Richard E. Bisson, passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2016. Born in Lac Megantic, Canada to the late Joseph and Lina Morin, she lived most her life in East Hartford, CT before retiring to Sun Lakes, AZ. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing cards, but her main joy in life was her family who will miss her...
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Dolores K. Lattanzio

February 5, 1930 - May 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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Ronald Moritz Arth

March 9, 1939 - May 8, 2016

Ronald M. Arth, 77, devoted husband of Judith S. Arth since 1979, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of family on May 8, 2016. Ron and his wife resided in Glastonbury for 35 wonderful years. Ron was born March 9, 1939 in Mineola, NY. He graduated from Clarkson College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Masters in Electrical Engineering at University of...
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Rene Anthony Cote

November 3, 1927 - May 7, 2016

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T. Jewell Collins

October 5, 1931 - May 5, 2016

Glastonbury resident, T. Jewell Collins, a prolific writer and teacher of writing, passed on at Hartford Hospital on February 5th, following a brief illness. Mrs. Collins's articles appeared in a number of prominent magazines and newspapers, and many of her students were published in national and international publications, as well as regional and family magazines. Jewell always took a personal...
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John W. Motyka

January 13, 1944 - May 4, 2016

John W. Motyka, 72, of Coventry, passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2016, with his family by his side. John was the beloved husband of Meredith (Worthley) Motyka since 1969. He was born on January 13, 1944 a son of the late Alexander and Charlotte (Warner) Motyka. John grew up in Glastonbury, attended and graduated from local schools, and earned his Bachelor's Degree from New England College. ...
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Ross Gardner Wittemann

September 7, 1929 - May 1, 2016

Ross Gardner Wittemann, 86, of Glastonbury, died on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with loving family members at his side.Born on Sept. 7, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Gladys Gardner Wittemann and Herman Ludwig Wittemann, Ross spent most of his early years in Maplewood, NJ. He held a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. He served two years in the U. S. Army...
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Arthur MICKELSON

April 1, 1920 - April 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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Ann Bennett Harrison

April 30, 1927 - April 26, 2016

Ann Bennett Harrison of Glastonbury, age 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ann is predeceased by her twin sister Jean Miller, and sister Doris Waterman. She is survived by her loving husband Emerson Harrison of 67 years. Ann is also survived by her two sons, William Harrison of Glastonbury, and Bruce Harrison and wife Jerri of Columbia, four grandchildren, Joshua Harrison of...
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Mildred S. Weiner

December 27, 1921 - April 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Glastonbury Funeral Home, Glastonbury, CT.
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James Michael Ouellette

June 16, 1951 - March 27, 2016

James M. Ouellette, 64, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Jim leaves behind his loving wife, Beverly; a son, James; a son Michael and his fiance, Kali; a grandson, James Hunter,; a brother, Joseph Ouellette and his wife Sheila; as well as many other family members and dear friends. There will be a celebration of his life held on April 17th at The Gallery in...
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Robar Brusberg

March 15, 1936 - February 29, 2016

Robar Brusberg (Robb) of Glastonbury, CT passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on February 29, 2016. He was born on March 15, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Rachel Hiles Brusberg and Earl A. Brusberg. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he received his Bachelor's and Master's in Chemical Engineering. He also served in the United States Army stationed at Fort...
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Pegge Hooper Dennler

August 25, 1930 - February 26, 2016

Pegge H. Dennler, 85, of Glastonbury, the beloved wife of the late Bernard W. Dennler Sr. since February 23, 1952, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25th. She was born on August 25, 1930 in Randlett, OK, a daughter of the late Cicero Thornton and Nancy Ann Wilson Hooper. Pegge was a graduate of Temple High School in Oklahoma. As a young adult member, she sang and toured with the USO...
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Thomas J. Quinn

April 1, 1939 - February 21, 2016

Thomas Quinn, 76, died gently at his home in Glastonbury early Sunday morning as he readied himself for a day that would've included visits from his children and grandchildren. Instead it became a day that reunited him in God's embrace with his loving wife Maria and daughter Kathleen, whom had gone from this world before him. We can only imagine the wonderful look he must have given them. For...
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Gerald Patrick Kiernan

November 5, 1945 - February 7, 2016

Gerald (Jerry) Patrick Kiernan, beloved by his family, friends, and coworkers passed away in Florida, following his battle with leukemia on February 7th, 2016. He was 70 years old. Jerry was born November5, 1945 in Hartford, CT to Mary O'Rourke Kiernan and John Patrick Kiernan. In addition to his parents, his death was preceded by his grandparents Charles and Mary O'Rourke who helped raise him...
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Sally deVeer Whipple

May 2, 1927 - January 7, 2016

Sally deVeer Whipple, of Glastonbury, 88, died peacefully in her home after a short illness surrounded by her loving family. Sally was a woman of quiet dignity, intelligence and grace, who considered raising a happy, united family to be her greatest accomplishment. Born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and raised in Newport and Cranston, RI, a 1949 graduate of Pembroke College in Brown University...
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Antoinette Merrigan

October 31, 1939 - January 4, 2016

Antoinette 'Toni' (Burgess) Merrigan, 76, of Burlington and formerly of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Glastonbury Healthcare Center with her family by her side, after a courageous cancer battle.Toni was born in Oceanside (Long Island), NY and was daughter to the late Bernard and Florence (Dunn) Burgess and predeceased by sister, Frances M. Canada and nephew...
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William James Jewell

February 13, 1942 - November 27, 2015

William "Bill" James Jewell, 73, of Glastonbury CT, beloved husband to Althea Jewell of 46 years, passed away Friday November 27th 2015. He was born February 13th, 1942 in Manchester, the son of Samuel and Violet Jewell of Bolton. Before retirement, Bill was the former part-owner and manager of Glastonbury Gauge, and served time in the Army Reserves. Bill is predeceased by his...
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Joanne P. Townsend

August 29, 1940 - November 27, 2015

Joanne P. Townsend, 75, beloved widow of Edgar Townsend since 2004, passed on Friday, November 27 at Valerie Manor in Torrington, CT. She was born on August 29, 1940 in Torrington, a daughter of the late John and Blanche (Klosowski) Petrosky.Joanne attended & graduated from UConn. She resided in Glastonbury for many years. Joanne was employed by Heublein, retiring in 1995. She was a...
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Edna Juneau Powell

November 26, 1925 - November 26, 2015


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Paul E. Poulin

December 17, 1953 - November 22, 2015

Paul E. Poulin, 61, of Millersville, PA. formerly of Glastonbury, was a bright star whose light had been laid to rest much much too soon. On November 22, 2015, Paul Poulin full of life right to the end was called to his eternal home to be with his Heavenly Father. He was born December 17, 1953 in Hartford, CT, a son of George and Antoinette (Toni) Poulin, of Glastonbury, & Millersville, PA...
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Catherine Lout

October 20, 1913 - November 16, 2015

Catherine "Kay" (Hassett) Lout, 102 years old, a longtime resident of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully at Salmon Brook Nursing Home on Nov.16, 2015. Born on October 13, 1913, in Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Nora (Dwyer) Hassett. She was the twelfth of 13 children born to her parents and the last surviving. In 1928 Catherine was required to immigrate...
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Albert V. Phillips

November 4, 1931 - November 10, 2015

Albert V. Phillips, 84, of Glastonbury, Ct. the son of Wendell and Stella Phillips passed away November 10, 2015 at Hartford Hospital with his caring family members at his side as he slipped away to a better place. He leaves behind Susan Pratt Phillips his beloved wife and soul mate for the past 38 wonderful years. He also leaves 7 children along with their families---Albert Jr. of Florida and...
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William Kent

April 27, 1912 - November 8, 2015

William "Bill" F. Kent, 103, beloved husband of the late Ruth F. Kent, passed peacefully away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Charles and Minnie (Borgwardt) Kent. Bill was proud to serve as a Sergeant in the US Army during WWII. He moved to Hartford where he met his wife Ruth during a dance on top of the Town Hall. He was...
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Verna Munson

November 7, 1922 - October 24, 2015

Verna Munson, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law and friend, died peacefully in her sleep on October 24, 2015, two weeks before her 93rd birthday. Verna Hill was born in Toronto, Canada on November 7, 1922, and was educated there and in England. The daughter and eldest child of John Herbert Matthew Hill and Vera Vaughn (Smith) Hill, she was preceded in death by her parents, her...
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Frances Mary Ann Dameron

March 8, 1921 - October 21, 2015

Frances Mary Ann (Petrizzo) Dameron, 94, beloved wife of the late Charlie Dameron, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartford to Joseph and Carmela (Bailardo) Petrizzo.Frances met her husband Charlie, a "southerner" during WWII while he was stationed in CT. Together they raised their 4 daughters in Hartford. She was recognized...
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Henry J. Casares

June 14, 1942 - October 13, 2015

Henry J. Casares; Age 73, loving husband of the late Peggy Casares, passed away on Tuesday Oct 13th at his home from Alzheimer's disease surrounded by his loving family.He was born June 14th, 1942 in Habana Cuba to the late Dr. Enrique J. Casares and Josifina Blanco Casares. He graduated an Auburn University War Eagle, after being a proud member of Brigade 2506, and a veteran of the Bay of Pigs,...
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Bernard W. Dennler

June 28, 1930 - October 7, 2015

Bernard W. Dennler Sr., 85, of Glastonbury, the beloved husband of Pegge (Hooper) Dennler since February 23, 1952, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct 7th. He was born on June 28, 1930 a son of the late Harold Otto and Rose (Wilson) Dennler. Bernard was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, 1948, served as an altar boy for St. Paul's Church, he was a member of the Office of Civil Defense...
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Melinda Jane Korper

February 14, 1950 - October 5, 2015

Melinda "Lindy" Korper, 65, formerly of Glastonbury and East Granby, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at Hartford Hospital with her Guardian Angel and best friend Nurse Lori at her side. Born February 14, 1950 in Hartford, Lindy was the daughter of the late Donald and Martha (Dixon) Korper. She was an avid animal lover, especially horses. Lindy worked many years in the banking industry, then...
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James Lemke

December 16, 1935 - September 18, 2015

James H. Lemke, of South Glastonbury, beloved brother of John C. Lemke II of Hebron, CT. Son of the late John C. and Alice Revene Schaefer Lemke, entered into eternal life on Sept. 18, 2015 at Hartford Hospital . Jimmy was born on December 16, 1935 and resided in South Glastonbury all of his life. Jim proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a volunteer...
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Helen F. Czarnecki

July 11, 1927 - September 15, 2015

Helen Frances (Connery) Czarnecki, 88, of Brooklyn, CT died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Pierce Memorial Baptist Home, Brooklyn, CT. She was married to Sigmund A. Czarnecki, Jr. in 1948.Mrs. Czarnecki was born on July 11, 1927 in Hartford, CT, daughter of William and Helen (Goodale) Connery. She was a resident of Glastonbury, CT for 20 years and Woodstock, CT for over 35 years, previously...
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Michelle Renee Brodeur

August 22, 1959 - September 11, 2015

Michelle Renee Brodeur, 56, of Middletown, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. She was born in Amston to the late Wally and Lillian (Morris) Brodeur. Michelle was a kind and gentle person with a loving heart. She was a horse enthusiast, most recently donating to Rock Run Animal Rescue to save a horse named Clay. She loved crafts and received lots of hands-on knowledge from her grandmother,...
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June M. Fuller

June 3, 1920 - September 6, 2015

June M. (Ferry) Fuller, 95, widow of Howard M. Fuller, of Florida and formerly of Glastonbury passed away on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015.June was born in Hartford, CT and was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Lillian (Pelton) Ferry. She had been employed by the Aetna Insurance and various other positions as an Administrative Assistant. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity of spirit...
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Phyllis Coffin

August 29, 2015

Phyllis Berry Coffin died peacefully in her home in Glastonbury, CT, on Saturday August 29, 2015, at the age of 91. She was born September 28, 1923, in Ashland Maine to the late Arthur E. Berry and Verna (Bradstreet) Berry. Phyllis grew up on the family farm in Northern Maine, and married Wendell Farrar Coffin in 1942. They were married for 71 years - Wendell passed away in 2014 at age 96....
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Eden Chandler Cook

May 28, 1963 - August 8, 2015

Eden Chandler Cook III, 52, of Glastonbury, was taken from those who loved him way too soon on Saturday, August 8, 2015. He had great attention to detail and took great pride in the work he did as a machinist for Highland Manufacturing. He enjoyed guitar playing, riding his dirt bike and spending time with his friends and family. Eden had a light hearted smile that we will hold close to our...
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Debra Ann Christie

June 17, 1959 - July 18, 2015

Debra Christie, 56 of Enfield passed away July 18th, 2015. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Debra is survived by her beloved daughter, Angele Christie of Enfield and her parents William & Gayl Christie of East Granby and Judith Koseski of Glastonbury. She also leaves her brothers, William Christie and wife Laura of Barkhamsted, Matthew Christie and his wife Kate of East Granby,...
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Gertrude Margaret Terwilliger

February 24, 1929 - July 17, 2015

TERWILLIGER. Gertrude "Peggy" Terwilliger, 86, of South Windsor and former long-time resident of Glastonbury, died Friday, July 17, 2015 at Manchester Hospital. Born February 24, 1929 to the late Frederick and Stephanie (Hager) Zapf in Englewood, NJ, Peggy was the beloved wife of Myron Terwilliger, to whom she was married 51 years. In her early adult years, Peggy dedicated herself to a job she...
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Betty Denson Sleath

February 21, 1918 - July 1, 2015

Betty D. Sleath, Age: 97, of Manchester, CT, beloved widow of Donald W. Sleath, passed away peacefully on July 1st, 2015 at St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by loving family. She was born February 21st, 1918 in Claremont, NJ to the late Victor R. Denson and Mary Emma Louden Denson. She graduated from Colby Sawyer College. She resided in Riverside, CT for 34 years. Before having her children...
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Barbara Goodwin Cantwell

March 25, 1928 - June 27, 2015


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Elizabeth C. Bissonnette

August 24, 1926 - June 25, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" (Caves) Bissonnette, 88, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Betty was born August 24, 1926 in Manchester, CT. She was a graduate of The Mary Wells High School in Southbridge, Massachusetts in 1944. She worked for New England Telephone Co. and later for Southern New England Telephone Co. She retired in 1977 with a total of 18 years of service. She...
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Walter Winchell

March 1, 1940 - June 22, 2015


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Timothy James Brown

January 6, 1956 - June 21, 2015

Timothy James Brown, 59, of Portland, CT passed away on Sunday, June 21st. He is survived by his children Erik and Kelsey Brown, mother Margaret Brown and siblings Mark, Susan and Joel. Tim was predeceased by his father Stewart Brown. For the past two years Tim has been living in Burlington, VT doing what he loved; hiking and fishing. Calling hours are Thursday, July 9th, from 5-7pm, at The...
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Cecil LAMSON

January 19, 1934 - June 16, 2015


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Barbara Webb Schmidt

November 19, 1923 - June 13, 2015

Barbara Webb Schmidt, Age 91, widow of Edgar John Schmidt of Glastonbury, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2015 at her home. Daughter of Todd and Garnet Webb, Barbara was raised in Occoquan, VA and resided in New York City and West Caldwell, NJ before settling in Glastonbury. She attended Mary Washington College where she majored in business, and minored in music. She was employed as a...
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Brian Patrick Heafey

June 26, 1968 - June 13, 2015

Brian Patrick Heafey, 46, of Glastonbury, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Brian was predeceased by his parents Carol and Richard Heafey. He is survived by his sister, Erin Heafey and her partner Grace DeAngelis and their children, Riley and Reagan and many loving friends.Brian was a skilled carpenter but his true passion was sports. He loved the Red Sox and he was an...
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