Newington Memorial Funeral Home

As the seasons change, so does life. For over 60 years, Duksa Family Funeral Homes have been privileged to serve families throughout Central Connecticut with caring, personal attention and professional service.
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Our Obituaries

Joanne Elizabeth Gallicchio

June 21, 2018

Joanne Elizabeth Gallicchio, 76, of Ellington and formerly of Wethersfield and Newington, was the beloved wife of Anthony Gallicchio. Joanne passed away surrounded by her family at The Hospital for Special Care on June 21, 2018, on her own terms, in her own way. Born on June 4, 1942, in Hartford, Joanne was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anne (Attardo) Torneo. Joanne was married to Tony,...
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John York

June 18, 2018

John York, 54, of Newington, the loving husband of Elena (Zorzo) York, passed away on Monday, June 18th 2018. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Frank York Jr. and Virginia (Swingle). He moved to Newington where he lived for many years. John was a very generous man to anyone in need but he was especially fond of participating in the Newington Stuff-a-Cruiser program. He spent lots of...
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Gertrude J. Ouellette

November 21, 1926 - June 17, 2018

Gertrude J. Ouellette, 91, was called to eternal life on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born on November 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Remie & Alma (Ringuette) Cyr. She was a longtime Newington resident and prior to retirement, she was employed with Loctite, giving 22 years of dedicated service. Gertrude also was a sales representative for Avon cosmetics...
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Shirleyann (Lee) McDonald

May 12, 1935 - June 16, 2018

Shirleyann (Lee) McDonald, 83, of Hartford, died peacefully on June 16, 2018, one of the most beautiful days of the year – with her window open, sun streaming in and listening to Nat King Cole. Born and raised in Hartford, with her siblings Clifford S. Lee, Jr., Elizabeth Chiapponi, Bea Andrews, and Serena Lee, Shirley was an energetic student at Weaver High School, participating in the...
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Herbert F. Kenworthy, Jr.

October 20, 1930 - June 13, 2018

Herbert F. Kenworthy, Jr. of Newington, CT passed away in Hartford Hospital on June 13, 2018. He was born in Danbury CT on October 20, 1930, son of the late Herbert Frank Kenworthy of Galesburg, IL and Mildred Ransom Kenworthy of Boston MA. Mr Kenworthy served in the US Army at Loring Air Force base in Maine at the time of the Korean Conflict. He graduated from St. Johns University in...
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Dominic "Grumpy" Paternostro

June 11, 1938 - June 11, 2018

Dominic "Grumpy" Paternostro, Sr., 80, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on his 80th birthday, June 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford, son of the late Louis and Catherine (Trapasso) Paternostro, he was a longtime Glastonbury resident. Dominic served his country in the U.S. National Guard and was a longtime former employee at CT Printers Inc. and Northeast Graphic...
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Klaus Guttmann

June 8, 2018

Klaus Guttmann, 92, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Veteran's Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Guttmann. Born in Breslau, Germany, son of the late Hans and Erna (Zepler) Guttmann, he was a Newington resident for over 20 years and also lived in Cape Cod. Klaus honorably served in...
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Robert W. Allen

May 6, 1924 - June 4, 2018

Robert W. Allen, 94, of Newington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, June 4, 2018. Born in East Providence, RI on May 6, 1924, he was the son of the late Lloyd & Edith (Rogers) Allen. He served our country with great pride in the United States Navy during WWII. Bob was a longtime Newington resident, and prior to retirement was employed with Creed Monarch Inc giving...
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Henry G. Wellin

August 1, 1925 - May 31, 2018

Henry G. Wellin, 92, was called peacefully to eternal life on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in New Britain on August 1, 1925, he served our country as a proud American during WWII in the United States Army. He was a longtime Wethersfield resident and prior to retirement, he was employed with Tilcon-Tomasso, giving 33 years of dedicated service. Always...
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Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski

May 30, 2018

Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski, age 70, died unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep on May 30th at Covenant Village in Cromwell, CT, three weeks after moving from Berlin, CT. Born in New Britain, CT, on January 29, 1948 to the late Mary (Cleary) and Norman T. Marshall, she lived there until her mother's passing in 1958. She then moved to South Portland, Maine to live with her Aunt and Uncle,...
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Oscar H. Martin

May 30, 2018

Oscar H. Martin, 94, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvette R. (Chasse) Martin. Born in St. Agatha, ME, son of the late Gilbert and Alice (Baron) Martin, he was a Newington resident for over 30 years and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed carpentry and was part owner of M & P Pipe Jacking in...
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Donald Kenneth Warner, Jr.

May 26, 2018

Donald (Donnie) K. Warner, Jr., 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2018. Born in Hartford on November 21, 1963, he grew up in Clinton and Hartford and recently moved to Newington with his devoted and loving wife Alisa Visnia Warner. Donald was an avid fisherman and a big Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was a member of the Hartford Moose Lodge as well as an artist who loved to paint. Donnie was...
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Henry E. Pike

May 25, 2018

Henry E. Pike, 94, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA, son of the late Henry and Lena (Trahan) Pike, he moved to West Hartford in 1960 and was a Newington resident for the last 30 years. Henry served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Aviator and was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. Henry enjoyed fishing...
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Louis E. Lombardo

May 23, 2018

Louis E. Lombardo, 76, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Boccia) Hamilton Lombardo for 41 years. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late George and Anna (Wohinz) Lombardo, he was a longtime New Britain resident until moving to Newington 35 years ago. Louis was a former member of the Moose Club in New...
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Gilbert Michael McCusker

May 17, 2018

Gilbert M. McCusker, of Rocky Hill, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Hartford to the late Gerald and Anne (Pelletier) McCusker, he graduated from Bulkeley High School before living in Cincinnati, OH, briefly then settling in Newington. Gilbert served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended the...
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Lois M. Sullivan

July 30, 1935 - May 11, 2018

Lois M. Sullivan passed peacefully from this life on Friday, May 11th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Felix and Mary Kasprow of Newington, CT. She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of sixty-two years, Kenneth J. Sullivan. She leaves a son, Keith J. Sullivan with whom she shared a very special mother-son...
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Leigh Nokes

April 25, 1924 - May 10, 2018

Leigh Nokes, 94, of Berlin, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife Delia (Roberts) Nokes. Born in Swanton, Vermont, April 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Arthur Nokes Sr. and Eva (Savage) Nokes. He is survived by his children Gary Nokes of Barre, Vermont, Carol (Nokes) Doyle of Berlin, Alan Nokes and his...
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Katarzyna Kowal

October 30, 1952 - May 10, 2018

Katarzyna Kowal, 65, of Newington died on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at home. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to be around people. She enjoyed dancing and social events and will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves her daughter, Monika Maziarz and her husband, Matt and the love of her life, her granddaughter, Maya; her brothers:...
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Vincent Michael Guertin

May 9, 2018

Vincent Michael Guertin, 74, of Wethersfield, formerly of Newington, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a short illness. He was loved and surrounded by family, including his wife of just one year, Vicki. Michael was born in Hartford on October 12, 1943, to the late Eileen (O'Connell) and Lucien Vincent Guertin and raised in Hartford and West Hartford. He attended St. Joseph Cathedral Grammar...
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James Noel Snaden

May 6, 2018

Dr. James N. Snaden, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2018 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was surrounded by his family. He was Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University where he taught for 35 years, from 1966 to 2001, serving also as Geography Department Chairperson for ten years and as Coordinator of the University's...
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Inez R. Campo

May 5, 2018

Inez R. Campo died peacefully on May 5, 2018 surrounded by the love of her children and caregivers. She was 91. Inez was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 13, 1926 to Minnie and Meyer Reamer. As a young woman she enjoyed golf and tennis and won the State of Maryland Women's Golf Championship at age 19. She was a handsome woman with a winning smile, an elegant dresser, a fine cook, a...
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Raymond H. Gallant, Sr.

May 29, 1956 - May 5, 2018

Raymond H. Gallant, Sr. 61, of Plainville and formerly of Newington passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. Born on May 29, 1956, Ray was the beloved husband of Linda (Willard) Gallant and the son of Joseph "Don" and Claire Gallant of Newington. Ray attended local schools in Newington and worked as a mechanic in the automotive industry. He loved classic cars and hot...
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Rita Kawecki Zimmitti

May 4, 2018

Rita Zimmitti, 75, formerly of Berlin, passed away after a long courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Carl Zimmitti, who dedicated his life to caring for her until he was unable to because of his own declining health. Rita was a homemaker who enjoyed having coffee with her neighbors and decorating her home. She was also a wonderful cook. Rita is survived by her...
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Constance M. Kolosowski

April 28, 2018

Constance M. Kolosowski, 100, of Newington and East Lyme, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018. She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine (Leniart) Kolosowski, and lived most of her life in Hartford before moving to Newington in 1970. She graduated from Hartford High School and attended Hillyer College. She was an active member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church,...
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Rita S. (Lessard) Gagnon

April 27, 2018

Rita S. (Lessard) Gagnon, 96, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilles Gagnon. Born in Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late Aurele and Melvina (Roux) Lessard, she was a Newington resident since 1960 and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. She was also a member of St. Jean the Baptist Club. Rita enjoyed...
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Salvador Bailen, Sr.

April 25, 1936 - April 24, 2018

Salvador Dela Cruz Bailen, Sr., 81, of Newington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Born on April 25, 1936 in Alaminos Pangasinan, Philippines, he was the son of the late Flaviano and Leonarda Fontanilla Dela Cruz. Salvador joined the Philippine Navy in 1954 as an electrical mate and was recruited by the U.S. Navy and proudly served 10 years. He was employed as an electrical engineer...
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Francesca Mary Tavana

April 24, 2018

Francesca M. Tavana, 69, of Rocky Hill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Branford, following a brief Illness. Born on October 7, 1948, in Cassibile Sicily, Italy, Francesca was the daughter of the late Luciano and Rosaria (Mazza) Tavana. A hair stylist by trade, she was the former owner of Fran's Hair Salon in Windsor, CT. A talented cook and baker, she made extraordinary...
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David H. Borrup

April 24, 2018

David Hollister Borrup, 74, of Newington, loving husband of Corinne (Parks) Borrup, passed away at his home yesterday after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's and dementia. He had a long career in aerospace having worked at Pratt & Whitney for more than forty-five years. He was responsible for pioneering work in developing the orbital riveting process for gas turbine engine blade retaining...
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Dennis H. Norris

April 23, 2018

On Monday, April 23, 2018, Dennis H. Norris, 44, peacefully entered into eternal life. Born on July 13, 1973, he was the son of David & Mary (Henry) Norris of Newington. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School where he excelled on the swim team, academics, Boy Scouts Troop 105, and perfect attendance throughout his primary education. He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from Trinity...
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Lucyna Spears

April 23, 2018

Lucyna (Kurys) Spears, 44, of Windsor, beloved wife of Michael Spears, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, after a two year battle with cancer, surrounded by many of her close family and friends. Along with her loving husband Mike, she is survived by her two boys, Joseph and Nicholas, her mother Stella, and predeceased by her father Kazimierz. In addition to her immediate family, she is...
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James K. Henderson

April 18, 2018

James K. Henderson, 71, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Donna Clark Henderson for 37 years. Born and raised in Lansdowne, PA, son of the late Charles Henderson, Jr. and Virginia (Kinsman) Henderson, he graduated from Lansdowne-Aldan High School and continued to Rochester Institute of Technology. He then went on to Officer...
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Paride Perry DeAngelis

April 16, 2018

Paride "Perry" T. DeAngelis, 86, of Coventry, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home. Born in Bridgeport on April 23, 1931, son of the late Perry and Concetta (DeDonato) DeAngelis, he was longtime Coventry resident. Perry served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated with his Bachelor's degree from the Teachers College of CT in 1957 and went on to...
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Maureen Mo Fenton

April 12, 2018

Maureen"Mo" Fenton, 73, of Newington formerly of East Hartford passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a 14 year battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Aloisi) Fenton, she attended Saint Patrick School in Hartford, later moving to Hebron, and then graduated from RHAM High. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Smith Barney....
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Sophie Suzanne Hill

April 9, 2018

Sophie (Szafranski) Hill passed from this life to eternity on April 9, 2018. She was born on December 10, 1933 to John and Veronica Szafranski one of six children. Guided throughout her life by her faith she valued family, education, fulfilment of her responsibilities at home, work and in the community. She married George Hill in 1957. The couple had three children James Hill, Robert Hill and...
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Anita Fairwood

January 15, 1926 - April 8, 2018

Anita Fairwood passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, April 8, 2018. A very proud New Yorker, she was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent the first 20+ years of her life living in "the city" before relocating to Connecticut after her marriage. She was a resident of Newington for the last 34 years of her life and a long time parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit, now part...
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Joseph Frank Domizio

October 1, 1951 - April 4, 2018

Joseph Frank Domizio, 66, passed away of natural causes in his home in Newington on April 4, 2018. Joe was born on October 1, 1951 to Albert and Elizabeth (Dupcavitch) Domizio. He graduated Pulaski High School in 1969. He joined the United States Air Force upon graduation and served in New Mexico, Puerto Rico and Turkey. He was a decorated veteran Honorably Discharged, with the rank of Sergeant,...
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Alfred G. Mecteau

December 9, 1928 - April 3, 2018

Alfred G. Mecteau, 89, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in the comfort of his cherished home. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Kerr) Mecteau. Born and raised in Hartford, son of the late Elzear and Mary Louise (DeChamplain) Mecteau, he resided in Newington for the past 52 years. Mr. Mecteau was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. He was a 4th Degree...
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Giesela de Haas

March 30, 2018

Giesela "Gisele" (Holthus) de Haas 81, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 in the comfort of her room at Bel Air Manor, with her loving family by her side. Although she struggled with health issues in recent years her warm and funny personality always shined through allowing her to enjoy family and friends both new and old. Giesela formerly worked as a waitress...
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Frederick A. Martocchio, Jr.

July 20, 1940 - March 26, 2018

Frederick A. Martocchio, Jr., 77, was called to eternal life on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Newington Rapid Recovery Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 20, 1940, he was the son of the late Frederick A. Martocchio, Sr. and Rose (Venti) Martocchio. As a longtime Newington Resident, he was a communicant of Church of the Holy Spirit, a member of the Knights of Columbus Newington Council #3884 - 4th...
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Irene (Patenaude) Kreyssig

March 15, 2018

Irene B. (Patenaude) Kreyssig, 90, of Newington died on Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018, after a brief illness. Born in Southbridge, MA, daughter of the late Telesphore and Bertha (Guilbault) Patenaude, she lived in Hartford, before moving to Newington in 1964. Irene worked at the State of Connecticut, Labor Dept. for many years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington and...
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Peter J. Pawelczyk

March 13, 2018

Peter J. Pawelczyk, 60, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dawnmarie (Schmidt) Pawelczyk for 23 years. Born in New Britain, son of Joseph Pawelczyk of Bristol and the late Anita (Sani) Pawelczyk, he was raised in Bristol and lived in Wethersfield until moving to Newington in 1995. Peter had an interest in World History, was...
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Linda Ann Hunt

March 11, 2018

Linda A. Hunt (Dumont), age 62, of Windsor, beloved wife of Franklin Hunt passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Born on February 9, 1956 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Agnes (Chaloux) Dumont. After 27 years of loyal service at Hartford Healthcare Credit Union, Linda was able to retire and pursue her passions. Linda loved reading, enjoying a sunny day at the...
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William Arthur Giantonio

February 18, 1931 - March 10, 2018

William Arthur Giantonio (Bill), 87, of Newington, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 10, at home with his wife, Loretta by his side. He struggled with frontal lobe dementia for 8 years. After retiring in 2000 as the head of Patent Illustrations at United Technologies, he continued to consult in his area of work for 10 years. A recognized authority in his field; his hand and CAD generated...
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James Arthur Lavery

March 7, 2018

James A. Lavery, Sr., 75, of Newington, passed away surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Hope (Hartigan) Lavery for 52 years. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late Gerald and Rita (Griffin) Lavery, he graduated New Britain High School and then served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman on a destroyer during...
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David A. Schaller

January 25, 1966 - March 6, 2018

David A. Schaller, 52, of Sidney, ME died Tuesday March 6, 2018 while working in Atlanta, Georgia. David was born in Manchester, Connecticut January 25, 1966 the son of Arthur David Schaller, Sr. and Judith (Brooks) Schaller. He grew up in Newington Connecticut, graduating from Wilbraham and Monson Academy in 1984, where he was a member of the football team. After high school, David joined the...
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Jean H. (Belliveau) Hodge

March 6, 2018

Jean H. (Belliveau) Hodge, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife of Ronald Hodge for 30 years. She was previously married to Robert Bialy. Born in Norwich, she was a longtime Newington resident and a graduate of Newington High School in 1955. She was employed in Aetna's Computer Services area for 42 years. After her retirement...
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Dennis E. O'Neil

March 6, 2018

Dennis E. O'Neil, 78, of Newington died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (Gilbert) O'Neil. Born in Hartford, he lived in West Hartford before moving to Newington in 1962 and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, Newington. Mr. O'Neil served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He owned and operated Freedom Fence Co., Newington for many years and was a member of the...
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Kristin B. DeMaio

March 5, 2018

Kristin B.(Nightingale) DeMaio, 43, of Kensington, CT, loving wife of the late Michael DeMaio, passed away on March 5th 2018. Born in Manchester, NH, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Doyle) Nightingale. Kristin was a graduate of Manchester Central High School in Manchester, NH, class of 1992 and a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, NH, class of 1997. Kristin was a...
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Linda (Derick) Haley

March 4, 2018

Linda (Derick) Haley, 72, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of Wayne G. Haley for 50 years. Born in Harrisburg, PA, daughter of the late Samuel and Bernice (Whitmore) Derick, she was raised in Farmington and attended Weber Junior College. Linda was a Newington resident since 1968 and was formerly employed at Hoffman Auto Group and Loctite Corp. ...
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Joe Braga

July 1, 1954 - March 4, 2018

Joe Braga, 63, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Maria de Fatima Braga for 42 years. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, son of the late Jose Maria Braga and Arminda Sousa, he was a Newington resident for 32 years and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. Joe was one of the founders of...
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Christine P. DePatie

October 30, 1927 - February 27, 2018

Christine P. DePatie, beloved mother and Nana, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Avery Heights Senior Living Facility in Hartford. She was 90 years old. Chris and her late husband William J. DePatie resided in Newington and were long-time summer residents of Standish, ME. Christine was born in Ansonia, CT on October 30, 1927, the daughter of Niels Poulsen and Charlotte Kneen Pouslen...
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Godfrey "Jim" Merritt

October 14, 1935 - February 25, 2018

Godfrey "Jim" Merritt, 82, was called to eternal life on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born on October 14, 1935 he was the son of the late Charles J. & Thelma (Vincent) Merritt. He was a longtime area resident and prior to retirement was a painter with area painting companies and independently. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie Louise "Mimi" Merritt in...
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Walter J. Sinnott III

February 23, 2018

Walter J. Sinnott, III, 69, of Newington, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018. Born in Hartford, son of the late Walter and Angela (Rondinone) Sinnott, he was a longtime Newington resident and an active member of the Bell City Rifle Club. He leaves his two children, Christine McCabe and her family, and Walter J. Sinnott, IV and his family. He also leaves his brother, David Sinnott of East...
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Susan M. (Anken) Michaud

February 22, 2018

Susan M. (Anken) Michaud, 68, of Old Saybrook, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Michaud. Born in Greenbay, WI, daughter of the late Lt. Col. Ross and Margaret Anken, she was raised in Madison, WI, and moved to Newington over 30 years ago before most recently living in Old Saybrook. After high school, Susan joined...
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Leon M. Michaud

April 22, 1960 - February 21, 2018

Leon M. Michaud, 57, was called to eternal life on Wednesday, February 21 at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Born in Bristol, CT on April 22, 1960, he was the son of Leonel & Jacqueline M. (Voisine) Michaud of Bristol. He had lived most of his life in Bristol, Plainville & New Britain before recently settling to Whitsett, NC. He had been employed several years at the...
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Ruth Williams Pape

February 21, 2018

Ruth Williams Pape, 107, of Newington and South Lyme, and formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully, at home, on February 21, 2018. Daughter of the late political cartoonist O.P. Williams, syndicated with Hearst newspapers, and Grace Woodfall Williams, Mrs. Pape was born in Boston and grew up in Malden and Rockport, MA, and Brooklyn, New York before coming to Connecticut in the late 1930s. ...
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Saralouise (Schaeffer) Strole

February 20, 2018

Saralouise (Schaeffer) Strole, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was 86 years old. Born in Albany, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Maude and Edward Schaeffer and a longtime resident of Newington and Glastonbury. Saralouise was both an author and a songwriter, skilled at solving crossword puzzles, knitting, crafting and...
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Douglas C. Trombley

February 19, 2018

Douglas "Doug" C. Trombley, 84, of Newington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 19, 2018. Born in 1933 in Newington to Louis B. and Catherine J. Trombley (Ryan), Douglas lived most of his early life in the South End of Hartford returning to Newington in 1959. In 1995, he retired from the Metropolitan District Commission Water Bureau after thirty-three...
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Felix Abiel Morales

March 16, 1991 - February 14, 2018

Felix Abiel Morales, 26, of Hartford, formerly of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home. Born in Hartford, son of Felix Juan Morales and Jacqueline (Rivera) Morales, he grew up in Newington and graduated from Newington High School in 2010. Felix was kind hearted and loved to help people, which led to him spending time working with the Newington...
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Robert M. Stingle

March 28, 1936 - February 13, 2018

Robert M. Stingle, 81, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born on March 28, 1936 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Frederick & Dorothy (MacArthur) Stingle. He was a proud graduate of Newington High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College where he lettered in soccer and track. He also served in the United States Army National...
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Muriel Whalen Deck

February 13, 2018

Muriel Madeline (Whalen) Deck, 91, of West Hartford, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Grover) Whalen, she was raised in Suffield, CT where she attended local schools. Upon graduation, she was employed by the Springfield Newspaper and First National Bank of Suffield. She then graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of...
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Robert J. Larsson

February 13, 2018

Robert J. Larsson, 89, of Newington died on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Iris (Bauer) Larsson, for 53 years. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he lived in Newington for the past 53 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received his Bachelors and Master's Degrees from Central Connecticut State University. Robert taught social studies at New Britain High...
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Lawrence D. Beck, Sr.

February 12, 2018

Lawrence D. Beck, 89, of Wethersfield, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Golyshko) Beck for 66 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late John and Pearl (Bernotas) Beck, he lived in Newington prior to becoming a Wethersfield resident 28 years ago. Lawrence served his country honorably in the U.S. Army for 8 years, including during the Korean War...
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Robert Johnson

February 1, 2018

Robert Edward Johnson "Ed" of Hartford and formerly of Wethersfield and Newington, passed away on February 1, 2018 at Avery Heights Nursing Home. Born on October 27, 1935 in Greenfield, MA, Ed was the son of the late John S. and Anna V. Olson and husband of 34 years to Susan (Smith) Johnson. He was a graduate of Greenfield High School Class of 1953. Ed proudly served his country as a SSGT in...
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Mary Amato

February 1, 2018

Mary Amato, 93, of Newington, died peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2018 with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Fedele (Phil) Amato. Born and raised in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Giovanna (Aparo) Cavarra. She lived in Newington since 1988 and loved spending time with her family and her best friend, Lucy Cowperthwaite. She was a devoted and...
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Thomas A. Tanner

January 31, 2018

Thomas A. Tanner, 64, of Gold Canyon, AZ, beloved husband of Lori (McVey) Tanner passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at his home. Born in New Britain, he was the son of Ann (Valenta) Tanner of Newington and the late Arnold Tanner. After attending schools in New Britain and Newington, he graduated from UConn. He worked at Hamilton Standard and was transferred to Arizona in the mid 1990's....
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Edward Anthony Petrozzi

January 30, 2018

Edward Anthony Petrozzi, 91, was called to eternal life peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 while residing at Newington Rapid Recovery. Born in Hartford, CT on October 6, 1926 he was the son of the late Vito and Grace (Colello) Petrozzi. He had lived in Rocky Hill, West Hartford and settled in Newington since 1983. He served our country with pride during WWII in the United States Navy. ...
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Lydia O'Neil

January 29, 2018

Lydia Yawin O'Neil, 95, of Newington, passed peacefully on Monday, January 29th at St. Francis Hospital after a short illness. Devoted wife of the late Herbert P. O'Neil and loving mother of four, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia O'Neil Tiezzi and Thomas Tiezzi of Wethersfield; her son and his girlfriend, Jeremiah O'Neil and Dorrie Richards of Plainville; her son and...
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William N. Zuerblis

January 27, 2018

William N. Zuerblis, 74, of Newington, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Constance (Dudzinski) Zuerblis for 50 years. Born and raised in Hartford, son of the late John and Annette (Millette) Zuerblis, he was a longtime Newington resident. William honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. He then began employment with...
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Norma H. Ritchie

October 28, 1929 - January 27, 2018

Norma H. Ritchie, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in Hartford on October 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Sears & Ruth (Lewis) Harvey. She was raised in Simsbury and lived many years in Hartford before settling in Newington in 1973, more recently residing at Middlewoods. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with...
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Lucille "Lulu Bell" Capra

October 8, 1925 - January 26, 2018

Lucille (Bosco) Capra, "Lulu Bell", 92, of Newington, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Ernest Capra, Jr. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Sebastian and Josephine (Sterma) Bosco, she was a Newington resident for most of her life. She retired from the New Britain Town Clerk's Office after many years...
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Raymond F. Bargelski

January 25, 2018

Raymond F. Bargelski, 87, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Stavinsky) Bargelski for 65 years. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late Frank and Rose (Todzia) Bargelski, he was a Newington resident for 54 years and a member of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Church, New Britain. Raymond served his...
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Joseph N. Massa

January 24, 2018

Joseph (Joe) N. Massa, 90, the loving husband of Alfia (Scapellati) Massa, a long-time resident of Newington, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed into the presence of the Lord on January 24, 2018. Joseph was born in Hartford on Feb. 14, 1927, son of the late Mario and Louise Massa. Joseph lived in West Hartford until entering the service of the U.S. Army on April 16, 1945...
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Anne Marie Breton

August 8, 1923 - January 19, 2018

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Anne Marie Breton, 94, was called to eternal life at the Jefferson House. Born in Van Buren, ME on August 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ubald & Elise (Soucy) Thibodeau. She had lived in Hartford and settled to Newington in 1971 where she was a devoted communicant of St. Mary's Church. At St. Mary's, she was an active member of their Ladies' Guild, the...
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Clare Gubbins

January 18, 2018

Clare D. (Szymanoski) Gubbins, 90, of Newington, beloved wife of the late John Gubbins, entered into the arms of the Lord on January 18, 2018. Clare was born in New Britain on December 6, 1927, daughter of Edward and Helen (Tyburski) Szymanoski, she moved to Newington in 1958 and was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. She was employed by the Board of Education for 19 years retiring in...
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Maria C. Augusto

April 1, 1938 - January 16, 2018

Maria C. Augusto, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Newington. Born on April 1, 1938 in Alcanede, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Carreira. Maria immigrated to the Unites States in 1979, residing in Hartford before moving to Newington 15 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a mail sorter for Data Mail. She leaves to mourn...
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Leo J. Paradis

January 16, 2018

Leo J. Paradis, 74, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lorette M. (Sirois) Paradis for 50 years. Born in Frenchville, ME, son of the late Rene and Exilia (Albert) Paradis, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Leo was also a member of the Franco American Club in New Britain and the St....
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Maria P. Furtado

April 1, 1928 - January 15, 2018

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Maria P. Furtado, 89, was peacefully called to eternal life at the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Portugal on April 1, 1928, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Hartford. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her children, Marcelina Novo and her husband Antonio of Newington, Manuel Furtado and...
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Constance "Connie" Unsworth

November 23, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Constance "Connie" (Reep) Unsworth, 90, longtime resident of East Berlin, CT, passed away at Covenant Village in Cromwell on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Connie began her life in New York City and attended Queens College in Queens, NY to become a teacher. She taught in New York, England, Torrington and Simsbury before moving to East Berlin, CT to join the editorial staff of Weekly Reader, where...
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Elizabeth "Libby" (Warner) Avery

August 30, 1918 - January 13, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" (Warner) Avery, 99, of Newington passed peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Jefferson House in Newington. She was the beloved wife of the late Rexford H. Avery. Born in Sunderland, MA, Libby lived in Durham and Clinton before retiring to Punta Gorda, FL about 37 years ago and lived in Newington for the last 14 years. Mrs. Avery graduated from Massachusetts State (UMass...
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Yvette R (Chasse) Martin

January 13, 2018

Yvette R. (Chasse) Martin, 90, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the beloved wife of Oscar H. Martin for 72 years. Born in St. Agatha, ME, daughter of the late Patrick and Annie (Plourde) Chasse, she was a Newington resident for over 30 years, a member of St. Brigid's Church in West Hartford and a former...
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Rosse Mary (Gago Ferreiro) Planas

January 12, 2018

Rosse Mary (Gago Ferreiro) Planas, 89, of Newington, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph M. Planas for 57 years. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, daughter of Sebastian Gago and Perfecta Ferreiro Yanez, she was a Newington resident since 1973 and a member of the Holy Spirit Church. Rosse Mary's father had a music school in Cuba where she began her lifelong study...
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Ellen Barbara (Locksie) DePlacito

January 11, 2018

Ellen "Barbara" (Locksie) DePlacito joined her beloved late husband Joseph DePlacito on January 11, 2018. Barbara was the daughter of the late Ellen and Tom Robertson and George Locksie. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on December 9, 1938 and she spent many summers on her beloved Prudence Island. She resided in Hartford most of her life, moving to Berlin in 2008. She was a kind, gentle...
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Joseph Campisi

January 10, 2018

Joseph Campisi of Newington, Connecticut passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born in New Britain, CT on April 8, 1937. He worked at Royal Typewriter and later Gerber Scientific for many years before retiring, and his lifelong passion was music, playing accordian and keyboard as leader...
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David John Erwin, Jr.

January 9, 2018

David J. Erwin, Jr., 61, of Newington, passed away peacefully on January 9th from complications following a long battle with Amyloidosis. His loving wife Susan and children were by his side. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Susan Gawel Erwin, originally of Meriden, his children Melissa Bruce and her husband Gregory, John Erwin, and Mary Erwin, granddaughters Olivia and Emma Bruce, his...
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Marie M. Oczkowski

January 9, 2018

Marie (Masselli) Oczkowski, 77, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on the 9th of January 2018, at Hartford Hospital. She was born on March 18, 1940 to John and Rose (Pattavina) Masselli. Marie graduated from Middletown High School and worked for 25 years before retiring from Travelers Insurance Company. Marie loved to travel throughout the Northeast with her husband, George. In...
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Christopher J. Zuerblis

January 8, 2018

Christopher J. Zuerblis, 47, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Hartford, son of William and Constance (Dudzinski) Zuerblis, he was a lifelong Newington resident and a member of the Polish American Club and the Masonic Sequin-Level Lodge AF&AM #140. He was a longtime employee of Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corp. in Bloomfield and enjoyed fishing and spending...
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Louise J. Przech

January 15, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Louise J. (Spiek) Przech, 94, of Newington, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife for more than 50 years of the late Walter J. Przech. Born and raised in Bristol, she was one of ten children, of the late Frank and Mary (Sokol) Spiek. A Newington resident since 1954, Louise retired from the Hartford Hospital Emergency Dept. after many years...
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Eugene W. Kowal

December 13, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Eugene Walter Kowal, age 89, of Newington, CT, beloved husband of 55 years to Alexandra Cerasoli Kowal, passed peacefully on January 7, 2018. Gene was born in Hartford, CT on December 13, 1928 to Frank and Mary Kowal. Gene will be forever missed by his wife, Sandra, and children Linda Kowal Hawkins and her husband Brett, Paul Kowal and his wife Lia, Carla Kowal Petry and her husband Bill, and...
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James Martin Yoerkie

February 12, 1949 - January 5, 2018

On Friday, January 5, 2018, James M. Yoerkie, 68, was called to eternal life at the John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Meriden on February 12, 1949, he was the son of the late Charles & Jeanette Yoerkie. He was raised in Newington and lived most recently in New Britain. He had been in the employ of Collective Goods, formerly known as Books Are Fun, for over 20 years as a book...
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Justin Adam Correa

January 2, 2018

Justin Adam Correa, 25, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home. Born and raised in Hartford, he was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. Justin enjoyed fishing, football, basketball and was an excellent athlete. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends especially his sister Daniella. He is survived by his mother, Christina...
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Gertrude "May" Watt

January 2, 2018

Gertrude "May" Watt, 93, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late James S. Watt. Born in Cambridge, MA, she was a longtime Newington resident and member of the Church of Christ, Congregational. She retired from the Newington Children's Hospital and was an active member of their retirees club. She loved spending her winters with her...
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John A. Zuraw

December 30, 2017

***UPDATED**** John A. Zuraw, 84, of Newington, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Hartford, John was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Kochanski) Zuraw and husband of the late Barbara (Lynch) Zuraw for 61 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Town of Newington in the Highway Department. John was a former member of the Polish...
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Elizabeth (Clair) Riccardi

February 5, 1916 - December 28, 2017

Elizabeth A. (Clair) Riccardi, 101, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Riccardi. Born in Hartford, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Tierney) Clair, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of St. Mary's Church. Elizabeth always had a positive attitude and saw the good in everyone and...
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Norma (Brandolini) Mattarocci

December 27, 2017

Norma B. (Brandolini) Mattarocci, 89, formerly of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert P. Mattarocci. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Forestandi) Brandolini, she was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Newington. Norma retired from the City of New Britain after many years of employment as a Court...
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Roberta (Knowlton) Parlin

December 26, 2017

Roberta (Knowlton) Parlin passed away on, Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was born at home on April 8, 1930 in Dresden, ME and was the daughter of the late Sherman Hoyt Knowlton and Ethelwyn M. (Reed) Knowlton. Roberta graduated from Bridge Academy High School (Dresden, ME) in 1947, Farmington State Teachers' College (Farmington, ME) with a B.S. in 1951, Columbia University Teachers' College ...
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Christopher "Kit" Kearns

December 24, 2017

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce that our beloved "Kit" passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Eve morning. He was surrounded by the Spruce Brook Team. He was cherished by his family and all the staff who knew and worked with him. Kit was part of the Residential Management Services family since 1/31/1986, coming from the Ouellette Group Home and living at Hunters Lane,...
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Anthony "Tony" Fontana

March 3, 1926 - December 23, 2017

Anthony "Tony" J. Fontana, 91, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (DiMascolo) Fontana for 70 years. Born in Hartford, on March 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Vito and Minnie Fontana. Tony was raised in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and...
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Diana Dowaliby Blake

August 7, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Diana (Dowaliby) Blake, 88, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Richard P. Blake, Jr., entered into eternal peace, Thursday December 21, 2017. Diana was born on August 7, 1929 in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late John and Mary Dowaliby. She graduated from William Hall High School, West Hartford in 1948 and went on to be a key punch operator at Royal Typewriter in West Hartford, then at the...
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Lorraine (Oppelt) Dunn

December 18, 2017

Lorraine (Oppelt) Dunn, 91, of Newington, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Dunn, Sr. Born in Hartford, daughter of William and Albertine (Garand) Oppelt, she was a longtime resident of Newington and a member of St. Mary's Church and the Newington/Wethersfield Women's Club. Lorraine retired from the Town of Newington School System after...
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