Our Obituaries

Hedy Nowak

June 15, 1934 - January 27, 2018

Hedy Nowak (Jadwiga Bajsarowicz) was born in Strusow Podole, Poland. Daughter to Stanilslaw Bajsarowicz and Paulina Gardecka Ogrodnik Bajsarwoicz. During the war, she was taken with her family to a forced labor camp.Resident of New Britain, CT from 1952 with 4 years spent in Charlotte, NC. Retired from Corbin & Russwin in 1999. She leaves her beloved children, son Andrew S. Nowak, his wife...
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Shirley A. DiCesare

June 21, 1936 - January 25, 2018

Shirley (Magri) DiCesare, 81, of New Britain, passed away suddenly, Thursday evening, January 25th. A longtime resident of New Britain, she volunteered at New Britain General Hospital for more than 30 years in the flower room. She was a graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1954. She was an avid animal lover, especially to cats and she participated in the Plainville Coral Society for many...
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Barbara Arcotta

September 1, 1937 - January 23, 2018


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George R. Sobchuk

July 14, 1932 - January 20, 2018

George R. Sobchuk, Sr of Plainville died peacefully on January 20th, 2018 in The Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was the son of Naum & Stella Sobchuk born July 14, 1932 husband of Constance Cannarella Sobchuk, May 12,1956. Father of 4 children; Lesleeann Knowlton and her husband Robert Knowlton III, George Sobchuk, Jr and his devoted friend Cheryl Veloccia , Mark Sobchuk and his wife Lisa...
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Jan Cichowlaz

January 27, 1956 - January 19, 2018

Jan Cichowlaz, 61, of Farmington, Connecticut, passed away in the early Friday morning hours on January 19th at Hartford Hospital. He had lost his life to a long battle with cancer.Friends and family may pay their respects on Wednesday, January 24th from 5-7 pm, at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, CT. A memorial mass celebrating his life will...
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Carmen H. Podlasek

April 12, 1934 - January 14, 2018

Carmen H. Podlasek, 83, of Farmington, passed away on January 14th, peacefully surrounded by her family. Carmen was born April 12, 1934 in Anderson, SC to Nelle and Walter Hancock. She married Janusz in 1953 and they made their home in Farmington. She started her career at AT&T in Greenville, SC as a switchboard operator. Her next position was at Winslow Automatics, with her husband, Janusz,...
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Mary Curtis DeSimone

October 1, 1920 - January 13, 2018

Mary Williams (Curtis) DeSimone, 97, lifetime resident of New Britain, passed on January 13, 2018. She was the daughter of Charles and Lila (Schantz) Curtis. Mary attended local schools. She was a former member of the New Britain Republican Town Committee and the Women's Republican Club. Mary was a former Brownie and Girl Scout Leader proudly leading GS Troop 67. She also created the first...
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Patricia A. Hood

October 15, 1945 - January 11, 2018

Patricia A. Hood, 72, wife of Steven R. Hood, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Pat was born in New Britain on October 15, 1945 and was the daughter of Julia (Guzauckas) Pawlicki and the late Stanley Pawlicki. Until recently, she worked helping others at Constructive Workshop, Meals on Wheels program. She so enjoyed spending quiet time with family, and...
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Teresa Brozynski

October 2, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Teresa (Jarych) Brozynski, 86, widow of Bruno Brozynski, of New Britain, went to be with the Lord after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease on January 10, 2018. Teresa was born in Poland, emigrated to the States in 1953. She was a retiree of Emhart after 31 years of service, working there until the age of 74. She enjoyed her work and making friends. Teresa was also an avid gardener...
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Steven R. Zappulla

July 20, 1930 - January 10, 2018

Steven R. Zappulla, 87, beloved husband of Beatrice (Cultrera) Zappulla passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Steve suffered for many years with a rare illness, PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). He never complained and faced each day with great dignity and a big smile.Steve was born in 1930 to his parents Louis and Grace (Sequenzia)...
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Domenico Franze

July 27, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Domenico Franze, 87, beloved husband of Mimma (Tripodi) Franze of New Britain, passed away peacefully on January 8, with his wife by his side. Domenico was born July 27, 1930 in Piscopio, Vibo Valentia, Italy, to the late Francesco and Maria Teresa (Profiti) Franze. When he immigrated to the United States, he worked various jobs in construction and later became employed by Fafnir Bearings until...
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Jan Gorski

March 23, 1936 - January 6, 2018

Jan Gorski, 81, widow of Jadwiga (Komendant) Gorski, of Farmington, passed away on January 6, 2018 at UConn Medical Center, Farmington, with family by his side. Jan was born in Czerwonka, Poland on March 23, 1936 and was son to the late Antoni and Jozefa (Wasowicz) Gorski. He had also previously resided in Czerwonka, Poland, where he so loved working on his farm and then New Britain, CT where he...
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Waldemar Puzio

May 6, 1969 - January 4, 2018

Waldemar "Wally" Puzio, 48, of Kensington, died unexpected on Jan. 4, 2018. He was born in in New Britain, a son of Wieslawa (Niemiec) Puzio of Kensington and the late Richard Puzio. He was a general manager at Budney Overhaul in Kensington. He is survived by his wife Christina (Lauzier) Puzio, two sons Joshua Puzio Lauzier of Fort Collins, CO and Spencer Michael Puzio of Santee, CA, one daughter...
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Albinas Grumadas

April 25, 1956 - December 29, 2017

Albinas Grumadas, 61, beloved husband to Alma (Miselyte) Grumadiene of Kensington, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with thyroid cancer. He was born in Kaunas Region of Lithuania and was son to the late Aleksas and Jadvyga (Ziniausikaite) Grumadas. He came to the United States in 2000 and worked very hard to provide for his...
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Lena Caristia

March 13, 1927 - December 27, 2017

Lena (Parisi) Caristia, age 90, of Newington, beloved widow of Frank Caristia, passed away on December 27, 2017 in Vernon after a long illness surrounded by family. She was born on March 13, 1927 in New Britain to the late James Parisi, Sr. and Margaret (DeSena) Parisi. She attended and graduated from New Britain High School, moving to Newington in 1959, and resided in Newington for 58 years...
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Helen A. Poppel

September 13, 1924 - December 27, 2017

Helen "Honey" A. Poppel, 93, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Autumn Lake Nursing Home. She was born in New Britain, CT, daughter to the late Henry and Alice (Kimble) Poppel. She lived in CT in addition to NY, FL, NJ, and PA. She is survived by her brother Charles E. Poppel and his wife Mildred of New Britain, nephews Chuck Poppel & wife Cheryl, Ken Poppel & Debby...
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Rose C. Cutrone

May 1, 1932 - December 26, 2017

Rosa (Cristofaro) Cutrone, 85, of Newington, wife of the late Dr. Angelo Cutrone, passed away in the early hours of December 26, 2017, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain. She was born to Giuseppe and Angela Maria (Antonacci) Cristofaro in Campodipietra (Campobasso), Italy in 1932. She had an interesting life - she lived through the war in Europe and moved to the US as a young...
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John J. Pawlina

February 18, 1926 - December 25, 2017

John J. Pawlina, age 91, widower of Irene (Wieliczko) Pawlina, of New Britain, CT, passed away on December 25, 2017, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain. John was born February 18, 1926, in Hubenice, Poland, to Wladyslaw and Katarzyna (Kaczmarczyk) Pawlina. He was employed by Fafnir Bearing Company, retiring in 1991. He fought with the allied forces during World War II, and had...
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John S. DiMaio

October 23, 1976 - December 22, 2017

John Sebastian DiMaio, age 41, of Kensington, CT. Beloved father of Giovanni and Matteo DiMaio, passed away unexpectedly on December 22, 2017. He was born October 23, 1976 in New Britain, CT to the late Pasquale DiMaio and Carmela DiMaio of Kensington, CT. He was the youngest of three children. He graduated and attended Berlin High School. He was a longtime resident of Berlin since 1989. John...
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Nancy Marie Conley

December 14, 1951 - December 18, 2017

Nancy Marie Conley, 66 of New Britain passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at home with her husband James Conley by her side. Nancy was born in St. Agatha, ME on December 14, 1951 and was the daughter of the late Percy and Eleanor (LaPlante) Chasse. She had worked as a waitress for many years in the area and will be dearly missed by her loyal customers.Private funeral services have been...
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Cecelia Maziarz

July 9, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Cecelia (Sroka) Maziarz, 90, widow of Jozef Maziarz, of New Britain, passed away on Sat. Dec. 16, 2017. She was born in Poland and was daughter to the late Jan and Helena (Bednarz) Sroka. She was a devout parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and retiree of Atlantic Machine. She is survived by a sister, Eugenia Padykula of New Britain and many nieces and nephews here in the US and in Poland. She...
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Domenico Di Pietro

September 3, 1944 - December 12, 2017

Domenico Di Pietro, 73, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend to all passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 12th.He was the eldest of 5 children, born September 3rd, 1944 in Guardia Lombardi, Italy to the late Gaetano and Donata (Celetti) Di Pietro. Domenico was a hard worker and dedicated provider to his family from at a young age. At the age of 17, he...
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Leocadia Zera

December 16, 1922 - December 10, 2017

Leocadia Zera (Januszewski), passed away on December 10, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. She was the beloved wife for 51 years of the late Walter Zera Sr. She was born on December 16, 1922 in New Britain CT, and was the daughter of the late Rosalia and Joseph Januszewski. Leocadia, also called Lucy by her friends, was employed in her early years by Fafnir Bearing Co. ...
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Salvatore Marino

August 10, 1921 - December 10, 2017

Salvatore Marino of New Britain entered into enteral rest peacefully at his home on Sunday Dec . 10, 2017 with his beloved family by his side. He was born August 10, 1921 in Mellilli Province of Siracusa Italy and the son of the late Giuseppe and Virginia (Marchese) Marino. He proudly served in the Italian Army during WW II and immigrated to the USA in 1969. Salvatore retired from Stanley Works...
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Emilia Dworak

June 26, 1926 - December 9, 2017

Emilia (Staron) Dworak, 91, widow of Antoni Dworak, passed away Sat. Dec. 9, 2017. She was born in Kurylˇwka, Poland and was daughter to the late Jan and Aniela (Cwikla) Staron. She survived and will be dearly missed by her dear family; two daughters, Grace Krasowski and her husband Marian of New Britain and Elizabeth Lukasik and her husband Jan of South Windsor, her three sons, Robert Dworak and...
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Marie M. Tucker

May 1, 1926 - December 7, 2017

Marie May (Picard) Tucker, 91 of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Alice (Bouchard) Picard. Marie was born on May 1, 1926 in Frenchville, ME. She later married her late husband Raymond H. Tucker at St. Peter's Church, New Britain on November 28, 1946. She had worked for Fafnir...
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Eugeniusz Stefanik

December 6, 1927 - December 4, 2017

Eugeniusz Stefanik, 89, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Monday December 4, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was the son of the late Jozef and Julia (Gesiak) Stefanik. Eugeniusz was born on December 6, 1927 in Poland. He later immigrated with his late wife Adela (Kroczak) and son Richard in 1961. He had worked for Atlantic Aerospace for 23 yrs. until his retirement in 1991...
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Michael A. O'Driscoll

March 3, 1967 - December 2, 2017

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Michael A. O'Driscoll

March 3, 1967 - December 2, 2017

Michael A. O'Driscoll, 50, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Michael was born in New Britain on March 3, 1967, and was son to the late Robert and Helen (Zajac) O'Driscoll. He has also worked at the New Britain Boys and Girls Club. He is survived by his brother, Bobby O'Driscoll, his sister-in-law, Chrissy O'Driscoll, his dear nieces; Dawn Birsall, Kandice Batts, nephew, John O...
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Teresa Szymczyk

October 15, 1940 - December 2, 2017

Teresa (Baczewska) Szymczyk, 77, passed away on Saturday December 2, 2017, with her family by her side. Teresa was born in Poland, daughter to the late Jozef and Lubow (Danieluk) Baczewski. She was a retiree of Winslow Automatic. She enjoyed crocheting, spending time at the New Britain Senior Center, cooking and baking. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her family, her children; Roman...
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Timothy Robert Dowling

July 19, 1957 - November 22, 2017

Timothy Dowling, 60, of New Britain died of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Wednesday, November 22. He wanted you to all to know that. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his beloved family, who he considered his best friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda (McKenna) Dowling, his daughter Megan, his son Matthew and his fiancÚ Melissa, and his son Michael. Together, they...
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Bronius Kukalis

December 15, 1926 - November 21, 2017

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Bronius Kukalis

December 15, 1926 - November 21, 2017

Bronius Kukalis, 90, of New Britain, died Tuesday, (November 21, 2017) at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Bronius was born Dec. 15 in Beistrakiu, Lithuania to Aleksas and Juze (Slizauskaite) Kukalis. As a teen, he was conscripted by the Luftwaffe and put to work building airfields for the German Army. During a bombing raid by the Allies, he narrowly escaped death by keeping a cool head...
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Edward Panus

February 23, 1928 - November 20, 2017

Edward Panus, 89, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2017. He was born in Poland, a son of the late Stanislaw and Wiktoria (Dembek) Panus. He retired from Fafnir Bearing Manufacturing. He was a generous, caring, good hearted, hard-working man. He loved family and friends and was always willing to help anyone in need. He enjoyed and was known for his gardening especially his...
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John S. Mucha

July 19, 1940 - November 14, 2017

John Stanley Mucha 77 of New Britain died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT.John was born in New Britain and is the son of Josephine Mucha and the late Josepha Mucha Sr. He attended local schools, graduated from a Catholic University with a degree in physics and obtained a master in mathematics from Trinity College. He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. John worked as...
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Carmine Simonetti Simonetti

August 5, 1941 - November 12, 2017

Carmine Simonetti, 76, of Naples, Italy, and longtime resident of Newington, CT and loving husband for 52 years of Angela (DiDomenico) Simonetti, died Sunday November 12, 2017 of a sudden heart attack at UConn Medical Center. He spent his career, 48 yrs, as a master mason, for P&M Construction in Plainville, CT. He took pride in all of his work and he created works of art throughout the state. ...
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Daniel Siracusa

May 15, 1927 - November 9, 2017

Daniel Siracusa Sr., 90, of South Windsor, formerly of Staten Island, Beloved husband of Marie Datello, passed away on November 9th, 2017 at Vernon Manor after a brief illness, surrounded by loving family. He was born May 15, 1927 in Staten Island, New York to Luciano Siracusa and Carmella Blandino. He graduated and attended New Dorp High School. Mr. Siracusa was a Professional Baseball Player...
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Victoria Sulewski

December 23, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Victoria Sulewski, 87, of Newington, beloved wife of the late Romuald Sulewski, passed away on November 8, 2017. She was born in Poland to the late Franciszek and Stefania (Gorska) Dabrowski. She was a member of Polish Falcon's Nest #811, General Haller Post #111 and a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. Victoria is survived by her daughters, Anna Kierkla and her husband...
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Therese Kathleen Donlon

March 3, 1973 - November 5, 2017

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Joanna Boryczewski

March 21, 1922 - November 1, 2017

Joanna (Zmarlicka) Boryczewski, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2017, in New Britain, CT, surrounded by her family. She was 95. One of eleven children, she was born in Poland on March 31, 1922. She was a woman of God who raised a family in the midst of turmoil and war. Joanna was the devoted wife of Aleksander Boryczewski, who predeceased her in 2000. Together they crossed...
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Maria Nowak

January 30, 1954 - November 1, 2017

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Ronald Valerian Bosch

April 1, 1942 - October 25, 2017

Ronald Valerian Bosch, 75, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly on October 25, at his home. Ron was born in New Britain to Joseph and Josephine (Cannarella) Bosch. He graduated from New Britain High and Trinity College and served in the army. His career in IT spanned over 30 years working at Travelers, Emery Air and Avon. His beloved wife Joyce Bosch predeceased him on February 12, 2017. ...
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Aldona Z. Majkowski

December 15, 1920 - October 25, 2017

Aldona Majkowski, 96, of New Britain passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Cassena House, New Britain. She was the beloved wife of the late Casimir Majkowski. Aldona was born in East Hampton, MA on December 15, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Jan and Brunislawa Blotnicka Kedzierski. Mother of Barbara Chan and Hanna Grymek. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Private...
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Danielle Gagliardi

October 11, 1969 - October 18, 2017

Danielle Syntlo Gagliardi 48, lovingly referred to as Nusha of Bristol, Conn., passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice.Born on Oct. 11, 1969, raised in New Britain and graduated from Sacred Heart School and E.C. Goodwin Technical High School.Danielle was a loving and kind person who enjoyed crafts, gardening, and trips to the beach. But most of all cherished her time with her "two boys,"...
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Zofia Merchel

March 23, 1926 - October 15, 2017

Zofia (Ogonowska) Merchel 91, of New Britain passed away peacefully on Sunday October 15, 2017 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw Merchel. Zofia was born in Poland to the late Jan and Elenora (Gryzb) Ogonowski and came to the United States in 1965 with her husband and their two younger children. A long time New Britain resident, a member of Sacred Heart Church and retired...
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James P. Ciarcia

June 11, 1947 - October 14, 2017

James P. Ciarcia, age 70, of Burlington, formerly of New Britain, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 14, 2017. Graduate of Pulaski High School class of 1965 and then enlisted into the U.S. Air Force. He had a passion for music all through his life. He will be truly missed by many. He is survived by his daughter, Christina Ciarcia of Simsbury, 2 sisters, Jo-Angel Lostly of East Lyme and...
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John A. Mencarelli

January 24, 1951 - October 13, 2017

John A. Mencarelli, 66 of New Britain passed away peacefully at home Friday evening October 13 after losing his battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Righi) Mencarelli. John was an outdoor enthusiast; he also enjoyed fresh and salt water fishing. In his younger years he enjoyed snowmobiling in the many state forests in the Berkshires. He was a kind hearted easy going...
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Eugeniusz Nowak

November 8, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Eugeniusz Nowak, 90, passed away on October 12, 2017, at Autumn Lake Nursing Home. He was born in Poland on January 8, 1927. He lived in New Britain, CT for most of his life. He retired from Barridon Corp. of Hartford. Eugeniusz was predeceased by his wife Krystyna Nowak and his son John P. Nowak. He is survived by his children: Robert Nowak of CA, Eugenia Lee and her husband Michael of Berlin,...
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Wiktor Dawid Wojcik

November 4, 1997 - October 10, 2017

Wiktor Dawid Wojcik, 19, of New Britain, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.He was born in Poland and has lived in New Britain most of his life; he was a graduate of New Britain High School and attended Tunxis Community College. Wiktor was an amazing person, he was always kind and gentle. He enjoyed movies, music, and had a special fondness for animals. Wiktor always had a smile on...
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Anthony Edward Scalise

June 18, 1946 - October 7, 2017

Anthony Edward Scalise Jr. 71, of Newington, for formerly of New Britain, Connecticut, passed away October 7th, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was born in June 18th, 1946, in New Britain, Connecticut the son of the late Anthony and Irma (Carsanico) He was the oldest of 5 siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Gayle (Wiersema) Scalise and his step mother, Rose...
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Paul W. Intagliata

March 8, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Paul W. Intagliata, 88, passed away on Monday, Oct 2. He was a lifelong resident of N.B, married 61 years to the love of his life, Connie (Ciaffaglione) who passed in 2014. He was the son of Carmelo and Concetta (Giarratana) Intagliata. Paul was known for telling corny jokes, was an avid reader and walker, loved to dance and travel, enjoyed yearly trips to Atlantic City, going to the senior...
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Julia L. Fioravanti

June 22, 1941 - October 2, 2017

Julia "Abata" Fioravanti, 76, wife of Henry Fioravanti, passed away in her Southington home on the afternoon of Monday, October 2, 2017, surrounded by family. Julia was born June 22, 1941 in New Britain to Charles and Cora Abata. She was adored by her family and friends, and always took great pleasure in feeding them. Before retiring with her husband, Julia worked as the seamstress for New...
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Catherine M. Petillo

February 18, 1930 - October 1, 2017

Catherine Marguerite (Siddons) Petillo (Kay), 87, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Samuel A. Petillo. She was born and grew up in the area of Portland, Maine, and was a long-time resident of New Britain, daughter of the late Harold and Muriel (Stuart) Siddons. She attended Portland, Maine schools and graduated from...
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Carmina Liburdi

July 18, 1923 - September 27, 2017

Carmina Liburdi 94 of New Britain, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Cromwell. She was the beloved wife of the late Guiseppe Liburdi. She was born in Frosinone, Italy, in 1956 she courageously moved to the US with her family where she worked for numerous clothing Manufacturers. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and friend to many, she will be dearly missed.Carmina...
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Robert W. Sullivan

July 14, 1944 - September 26, 2017

Robert W Sullivan 73, a long time resident of New Britain and current resident of Brooklyn Ct, passed away peacefully with his daughter and son - in law by his side September 26 2017. Robert was born in Hartford, he was the only son of the late Patrick and Alyce (Welles) Sullivan of West Hartford. He was predeceased by his wife of 33 years the late Dorothy Sullivan. Robert will be greatly...
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Gregory M. Kraczkowsky

December 3, 1946 - September 24, 2017

Gregory M. Kraczkowsky, 70, of Hartford, CT passed away on September 24, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in New Britain to the late Michael and Mary (Yurko) Kraczkowsky, he was the eldest of five siblings. Greg graduated from Pulaski High School in 1965, where he met his wife, Kathleen Grey, whom he married in 1972. A 1969 graduate...
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Helen Genieve Torello

January 5, 1920 - September 23, 2017

Helen G. "Blondie" Galecki Torello On Sept. 23rd, 2017 another angel arrived in heaven Helen joined her beloved husband of 57 years, Fred "Fritzie" Torello , leaving behind a 97 year legacy of love and caring. She was born in New Britain to the late Waclaw and Monica Galecki. Helen attended local schools and graduated from NBHS Class of 1938 and Moody's School of Commerce. She was employed at...
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Alicja Bazydlo

January 23, 1971 - September 20, 2017

Alicja Bazydlo passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 20, 2017 at the age of 46. She was born on Jan. 23, 1971 in Poland from where she immigrated to USA 23 years ago. Alicja had worked for Winslow Automatic Inc. in New Britain for 9 years and continued her employment at The E.A. Patten Co. in Manchester for the next 12 years. She had made many great friends who had always admired her for...
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Casey Elaine Price

September 13, 2017

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Stella H. BOBROWSKI

February 27, 1921 - September 12, 2017

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Lena Czarny

August 26, 1913 - September 10, 2017

Lena (Fonzi/Franzi) Czarny, age 104 of West Hartford departed from this life on September 10, 2017. She was the widow of the late John A. Czarny to whom she was married for 57 years. She was born in Bolognano, Italy on August 26, 1913 and was named Isolina the daughter of the late Oraziantonio (Antonio) and Teresa (Tedesco) Fonzi. She arrived in the United States at the age of 2 yrs. old on...
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Kathleen Sue D'Amore

September 26, 1960 - September 7, 2017

Kathleen S. D'Amore, 56, of New Britain, passed on Thursday, September 7, 2017. She was born September 26, 1960 at New Britain General Hospital and was one of six children of Frank and Bruna Badon. Kathy married her childhood sweetheart Steve D'Amore on July 25, 1981 and two sons were born from this union; however, there are many more that would come to call her mom. Those that knew...
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Edward C. Bendza

August 8, 1956 - September 4, 2017

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Joyce Irene Vose

January 2, 1936 - September 4, 2017

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Franciszek Jusko

January 3, 1947 - September 4, 2017

Franciszek Jusko, 70, of Wethersfield, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. He was born in Poland and was son to the late Jozef and Karolina (Leszczynska) Jusko. In his youth he was an avid soccer player, playing for the Olympia Club, Hartford Polish and Falcon's Club. He had been employed by Atlantic Machine, Budney Co. and J & L Machine. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He will be...
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Henryka Dziedzic

June 24, 1928 - September 4, 2017

Henryka (Dabrowska) Dziedzic, 89, widow of Adam Dziedzic, of New Britain, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. She was born in Poland and was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Wladyslawa (Markowska) Dabrowski. She was a devout parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a retiree of Stanley Works after many years of service. She is survived by two sisters: Janina Lenczewski and husband Wladyslaw...
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Alina J. Witkowski

September 27, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Alina Julia (Suszczynski) Witkowski, widow of Stanley Witkowski, of New Britain, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. She was born in Poland. She will be missed by her two children: Jolanta Stachowski and Krzysztof Witkowski with wife Larysa, two granddaughters: Annette Smith with husband Aidan and Evelyn Zemetis with husband Charles, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.A time...
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Virginia Maryann Seledyn

April 13, 1923 - August 27, 2017

Retired Navy Nurse Commander Virginia Maryann Seledyn, 94, died peacefully in her sleep on August 27, 2017 at Westminster Winter Park Hospice. Virginia was born on April 13, 1923 in New Britain, Connecticut to Marion and Stanley Seledyn. She was a graduate of New Britain High School Class of 1942, New Britain, CT, St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing 1946, Hartford, CT and Columbia University...
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Irena Zubrowska

June 19, 1926 - August 25, 2017

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Irena Zubrowska

June 19, 1926 - August 25, 2017

Irene Zubrowski, 91, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of New Britain, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2017. She was born in Zbojna, Poland, a daughter of the late Franciszek and Anastasia (Macko) Kopec. She was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Stefan Zubrowski. She is survived by her loving daughter Heddy Zubrowski of Ft. Myers...
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Anna M. Arduini

September 26, 1925 - August 24, 2017

Anna Maria (Salvati) Arduini, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Aug. 24th, 2017. She was daughter to the late Ersilla and Ernesto Salvati, was born on Sept. 26, 1925 in Patrica, Province of Frosinone, Italy and came in America in 1947. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Bolduc and her husband, Richard of Newington, two grandchildren: Jennifer Ballok and her husband, Robert of Coventry,...
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Gaetana M. Badal

March 1, 1923 - August 23, 2017

Gaetana Marie (Bramante) Badal, who was known to her loved ones by Gay, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Lakewood Ranch, FL with her family by her side. Gay was born on March 1st, 1923 in Hartford, CT and was the daughter to the late Francesco & Lucia Bramanti. She was a parishioner of St. Ann Church. On October 10th, 1953 at...
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Elizabeth Ann D'Angelo

March 27, 1916 - August 22, 2017

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Salerni) D'Angelo, 101, of Newington, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2017. She was born in Hartford, a daughter of the late Carmen and Mary (DiFulvio) Salerni. Betty was a communicant of St. Ann's Church in New Britain. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years Salvatore in 1998. She is survived by her loving daughter Gloria Veronesi and her husband Gerald...
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Patrick R. Ouellette

June 16, 1957 - August 19, 2017

Patrick R. Ouellette, 60, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side on August 20, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Bartlett). Patrick was born on June 16, 1957 in Fort Fairfield, ME, to the late Florence and Stanley Ouellette. Patrick was employed by Lindberg Heat Treating in Berlin. Patrick spent his time...
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Scott Richard Johnson

September 25, 1973 - August 16, 2017

JOHNSON, DCC Scott R. DCC Scott R. Johnson UCGC (Ret.), beloved son of Roy and Sharel Johnson, died Aug. 16, 2017 after a valiant struggle with colorectal cancer. He was born Sept. 25, 1973 in Chicago and remained a Chicagoan till the very end. Scott's life is marked by service and he distinguished himself by serving his country and his community. In 1998 Scott enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard,...
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Henry Lotko

July 8, 1942 - August 16, 2017

Henry Lotko 75 of New Britain died peacefully at home on Wednesday August 16, 2017. He was born in Poland and has lived in New Britain for over 40 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, Henry was a religious man who never missed an opportunity to help others and participate in all religious celebrations at Holy Cross Church. He enjoyed gardening, but his greatest joy was being...
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Phyllis Ann Chojnowski

May 8, 1931 - August 15, 2017

Phyllis Chojnowski, 86, widow of Peter Chojnowski, Sr., of New Britain, CT, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. Phyllis was born in Dorchester, MA to Samuel E. and Katherine (Dunn) Banks.Phyllis was employed for many years at The Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Religious Education, and Hospital for Special Care. She is survived by two sons, Peter, Jr.; and David and his wife, Denise;...
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Pelagia SZMURLO

July 12, 1936 - August 12, 2017

Pelagia (Koch) Szmurlo 81 of Berlin died peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with her beloved daughter by her side. She was born in Poland. During WWII, Pelagia, as a little child, and her family were displaced to a work camp in Germany. After the war they were allowed to return back to their family home in Suchowola, Poland. As an adult, she moved to Bogatynia, Poland where she met the...
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Helen F. Cwiekowski

October 1, 1919 - August 7, 2017

Helen F. (Kurtyka) Cwiekowski, 97, widow of Eugene J. Cwiekowski since 2004, passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 in Tewksbury, MA. She was born October 1, 1919 in Reading, PA and was daughter to the late Frank and Genevieve (Kostrzewa) Kurtyka. Helen retired from Emhart Corp. after over 20 plus years of service. She is survived and will be missed by her son, David Cwiekowski and his long time...
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Giuseppe Ranieri

April 6, 1950 - July 29, 2017

Giuseppe "Joe" Ranieri 67 of Plainville, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT with his loving family by his side. He was born in Italy and has lived in CT since 1972, he was the son of the late Francesco and Prudenza (Gulli) Ranieri. Giuseppe retired from Stanley Works and Cold Metal Products after many years of service and in his retirement worked at Shop Rite in Bristol...
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Barbara A. Esperanza

November 5, 1939 - July 24, 2017

Barbara Ann Esperanza (Andrzejewski)11/05/39 - 07/24/17 Born Nov. 5, 1939 to the loving parents Genevieve and John Andrzejewski. Graduated from Canton High School as a 2 year standing member of the National Honor Society. After High School, Barbara pursued a career in banking with the Simsbury Bank. In August of 1962, a recently discharged USAF Airman , Alfred Esperanza, entered her line and her...
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Mark Panus

November 28, 1981 - July 23, 2017

Mark Panus, 35, of Plainville, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 23 in California. He was born on November 28th, 1981 in New Britain to Stanley and Celina Panus of Plainville. Mark graduated from Bristol Eastern High School in 2000, and recently went on to receive his degree in Occupational Therapy from Lincoln College of New England. He was pursuing a career to help others less...
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Joseph K. Szczepanski

July 14, 1950 - July 22, 2017

Joseph K. Szczepanski, 67, of New Britain died peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with his beloved family by his side. He was born in Poland and has lived in New Britain since 1966. He was the son of the late Jan and Janina (Brzezinski) Szczepanski . He was a member of Holy Cross Church and retired after a long career as a machinist. Joe was a hardworking man whose motto was; work hard because...
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Maria G. Paluso

April 14, 1949 - July 22, 2017

Maria G. (Bufalino) Paluso, 68 of Southington, died on Saturday July 22, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous ten-year battle against cancer. She was born on April 14, 1949 in the town of Canicattini Bagni, Sicily Italy and came to the United States in 1961. Maria was raised in New Britain, CT and graduated from New Britain High School. Her first career began as a...
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Shirley Ann Palmento

November 17, 1936 - July 21, 2017

Shirley A. ( Demers) Palmento, 80 of Wolcott and formally of Waterbury passed away July 21,2017 with her usual " pep" and vinegar and was defiant to the end. Shirley was born November 17,1936 in Waterbury, Ct to the late George and Ethel Demers.Shirley is predeceased by her husband James Palmento. She leaves four daughters : Jeri ( Carmine) Capozzi of Thomaston , Sandy Palmento and...
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Frances Koper

February 19, 1931 - July 20, 2017

Hubertina Frances (Tina) Koper of Middletown, CT., formerly of Spring Hill, FL, went to her final resting place on July 20, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family when she went to meet her devoted husband Stanley (deceased in 2005) to make the journey into heaven. Born in Aachen, Germany Tina, Stanley and their daughter immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1954. She worked as a supervisor for...
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Artur Kasinski

November 23, 1991 - July 15, 2017

Artur Kasinski 25 of Southington, died July 15, 2017. He was the son of Maria (Zbroja) Kasinski and Jerzy Kasinski. Artur was born in Poland and has lived in Southington since he was 16; he attended Southington High School and was a graduate of class 2011. Artur enjoyed all sports, especially soccer. He enjoyed spending time with his friends but most of all loved being with his family.Besides his...
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Milton F. Ward

December 30, 1922 - July 15, 2017

Milton Frank Ward, 94, widower of Cora (Bussiere) Ward of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sat. July 15, 2017 at Autumn Lake of New Britain.He was born on Dec. 30, 1922 in Lewiston, ME, to the late Abram and Myrtle (Randlett) Ward. Milton was employed by Fafnir Bearing and was a parishioner of Saint Maurice Church. Milton also proudly served in the U.S Army during WWII, where he was wounded...
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Theresa M. Diters

December 8, 1926 - July 12, 2017

Theresa M. Diters, 90, a lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, July 12th. She was born on December 8th, 1926 to the late Mary and Stanley Grunwald. Terri was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She was a wonderful listener wit a true spirit of nurturing that graced all who came to know her. Theresa married the love of her life, Richard in 1948 and for the next 66...
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Tomasz Smusz

February 14, 1976 - July 7, 2017

Tomasz Smusz, 41, of Bristol, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Bristol Hospital. He was born on February 14, 1976, in Poland, son of Aniela and Edward Smusz of Bristol. He was a wonderful father to his children Jacob, David, and Ariella Smusz. He also leaves behind three sisters Katarzyna Lojek, Malgorzata and Agnieszka Smusz; also his nieces Victoria Ayala, Pauline Lojek,...
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Judith A. Lombardo

August 21, 1941 - July 3, 2017

Judith "Judy" Anne (Giana) Lombardo sadly passed away on July 3, 2017 at the age of 75 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Judy was born in New Britain, Connecticut on August 21, 1941 to the late Raymond and Rita (Malloy) Giana. Judy grew up in New Britain and attended Elihu Burritt Elementary School, Nathan Hale Jr. and New Britain High Schools. After graduation, Judy worked for...
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Jadwiga Klukowski

December 19, 1934 - July 2, 2017

Jadwiga T. (Duszak) Klukowski, 82, widow of Antoni Klukowski, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was born in Poland and has lived in New Britain for most of her life. She retired from Fafnir Bearing and Stanley Works and was a devout member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a spiritual, kind and loving to all to who knew her and will be dearly missed. She is survived and will...
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Roland W. Chamberland

November 13, 1943 - July 1, 2017

Roland W. Chamberland, 73, beloved husband of Alletha (Williams) Chamberland, of New Britain, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. He is also survived by two daughters; Tina Chamberland and Laura Foley. Services will be private. For online messages and detailed obituary, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com.Arrangements under the direction of New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home, New...
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Beata Cefaratti

October 21, 1933 - June 28, 2017

Beata (Fazio) Cefaratti, 83, wife of Donato Cefaratti, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on June 28, 2017 in Farmington after a brief illness. Beata was born October 11, 1933, in Ferrazzano, Province of Campobasso, Italy, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Teresa (Carlone) Fazio. Beata lived in New Britain before settling in Farmington. She was a retiree of Stanley Works, member of St....
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Jeffrey G. Britton

June 10, 1955 - June 25, 2017

JEFFREY G. BRITTON, formerly of Meriden and Southington passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Born in Mt Kisco, NY, June 10, 1955.Jeff is survived by his parents, Carole Kooker Britton of Southington and J. Robert Britton of North Carolina, his siblings, Robert (Nadine) of Southington, Stephen of Lake George, NY, William (Jennifer)...
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Filomena Manzo

December 14, 1944 - June 22, 2017

Filomena Scarpello Manzo, 72, of Plainville passed away on June 22, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Vincent Manzo Sr. Filomena was born on December 14, 1944, in Palma di Montechiaro, Sicily, a daughter of the late Angelo and Gaetana (Mancuso) Scarpello. She was a loving and devoted wife and wonderful mother. She will be remembered as a strong and beautiful woman who guided and nurtured...
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Lucille M. Rose

April 5, 1933 - June 22, 2017

Lucille Scapellati Rose, died on June 22, 2017. Born in New Britain as the seventh of eight children of Phillip and Pauline Sidoti Scapellati. She is predeceased by her parents and siblings Salvatore, Nicholas, Anthony, Philip and Frances Carpenter. Lucille leaves behind her devoted husband Anthony, daughter Lucinda Rose General, son David Rose, four grandchildren Leslie Coleman, Brian Stone,...
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Marie DiDonno

December 18, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Marie (Ferrara) DiDonno, age 93, widow of Andrew (Andy) DiDonno passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 22nd, 2017. Marie was born on December 18, 1923 to the late Rocco and Catherine (Squillacote) Ferrara. Marie is predeceased by her sister Florence (Ferrara) DiDonno, and her brother Joseph Ferrara, and survived by her brother Rocco Jr. and his wife Mary Rose Ferrara as well as her...
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Maria Victoria Brecko

August 19, 1924 - June 19, 2017

Maria V. (Thomas) Brecko, 92, widower of John Brecko, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Autumn Lake Healthcare at New Britain. Maria was born August 19, 1924 in Slovakia to parents Stefan and Maria (Resetorova) Thomas. Maria is survived by her sons, Stephen (Delpha) Brecko of Lakeview, AR, John Brecko Jr. of Sandisfield, MA and Michael Brecko of New Britain, CT. She is also...
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Rita J. Screen

July 27, 1920 - June 18, 2017

Rita J. (Carter) Screen, 96, widower of Ervin Screen since Dec. 1993, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at home with her family by her side. Rita was born July 27, 1920 in Waterville, ME., and was daughter to the late Philippe and Adeline (Talbot) Carter. She was a long time parishioner of St. Jerome Church and had been employed by Chandler Evans Corporation. Rita enjoyed...
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