Our Obituaries

Louis Hochman

January 15, 1927 - February 20, 2018

Louis Hochman New London- Louis Hochman, 91, of New London, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born in New London January 15, 1927, the son of Nathan and Esther Lemel Hochman. He graduated from the former Chapman Technical High School in New London. His family owned and operated Hochman Brothers Bakery on...
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Regena Benvenuti

August 22, 1921 - February 19, 2018

Waterford - F. Regena Benvenuti, 96, of Waterford passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2018 . She was born August 22, 1921 in Valdosta, GA where she grew up with her parents Wesley and Martha Frances Davis. Regena attended school in Georgia prior to meeting her lifelong love, Gotardo “Ben” Benvenuti, while he was on leave from the Army...
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Valerie M. Perkins

March 15, 1934 - February 16, 2018

New London - It is with great sadness that the Perkins family announces the passing of Valerie Perkins, 83, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Karlton Perkins, who passed in 2012. Valerie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Karlton and his wife, Robin, Lynn and Tim Perkins. Val will be fondly remembered...
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Michele Nielsen

February 19, 1939 - February 16, 2018

Michele Nielsen Niantic- Michele B. Nielsen “Shelley”, 78, of Niantic, died February 16, 2018, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. She was born in Passaic Garfield, N.J. July 29, 1939, the daughter of Michael and Helen Kelsall Bovitz. She was a graduate of Arcadia University. Mrs. Nielsen had been employed as an administrative assistant...
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Eileen R. McGovern

March 10, 1925 - February 9, 2018

Eileen McGovern passed away, with her family by her side, on Friday evening, February 9. Born to William and Viola Falvey on March 3, 1925, in Saint Louis, Missouri, Eileen grew up in Berwick, Pennsylvania. As an only child, she was everything to and for her parents. She was the light in their lives and their sole caregiver in their later years. Eileen...
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Paul Leavitt Schofield Murdoch

February 9, 1922 - February 7, 2018

Niantic - Paul Leavitt Schofield Murdoch passed away at home on Feb. 7, 2018, at the age of 95. He was born on May 9, 1922, in New Bedford, Mass., to Eleanor H. Fowler and Henry B. Murdoch. He was the beloved husband of Irene Teresa Murdoch (Sheehan). Using a puppy to strike up a conversation with an attractive sunbather, Paul met Irene on the beach in New Bedford,...
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Antonio Tony Iaconiello

June 28, 1934 - February 4, 2018

Antonio Iaconiello, 83, of Waterford Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Rachel (Bolduc) Iaconiello. Tony was born June 28, 1934 in Forenza, Italy. He was the son of the late Giovanni and Arcangela Iaconiello, and has been a resident of Waterford,...
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Miner Mary Benitez Quinn

February 4, 1954 - February 3, 2018

New London - Miner Mary Benitez Quinn, 63, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of New London, and most recently living in Wiesbaden, Germany, peacefully passed away on Feb. 3, 2018, at Beechwood Rehabilitation and Care Center. She is a 1974 graduate of New London High School and formerly worked at the New London Recreation Department. Born on Feb, 5, 1954,...
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Mary M. Stuart

May 18, 1941 - January 29, 2018

Mary Stuart Niantic- Mary M. Stuart, 76, of Niantic, passed unexpectedly in her home Monday, January 29, 2018. She was born in New London May 18, 1941, the daughter of Raymond and Ann Cavanaugh McGarry. She attended local New London schools and received her bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle. She earned master’s degrees in French and...
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Vito Fatone

March 31, 1923 - January 23, 2018

Vito Fatone, Sr. Niantic- Vito Fatone, Sr., died January 23, 2018. He was born in 1923 in Terlizzi, Apulia, Italy to Gaetano Fatone and Concetta (Vendola) Fatone. At age 12 he emigrated with the family to Norwich, Connecticut. After working in the family grocery for 11 years, he joined the U.S. Army for the WWII European Invasion with General Patton’s group....
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David Fairchild Gebhard

November 16, 1925 - January 20, 2018

Mystic - David Fairchild Gebhard Sr., 92, of Mystic, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of the late John G. and Helen L. (Fairchild) Gebhard. Mr. Gebhard served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and was honorably discharged with the...
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William F. Brown

March 24, 1939 - January 12, 2018

William F. Brown Waterford- William F. Brown, 78, of Waterford, died Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He was born in New London, March 24, 1939, the son of Richard and Marie Daboll Brown. He was the husband of Pamela Decker Brown whom he married in 1967 in Niantic, CT. He was a graduate of New...
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Richard Gordon McGirr, Jr.

November 22, 1937 - January 12, 2018

Groton- Richard Gordon McGirr Jr. passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 12 2018 surrounded by family and friends at Lawrence & Memorial hospital. He was 80 years old. He was born November 22, 1937, the son of Richard Gordon McGirr Sr. and Frances McGirr. He served as a submariner from 1958 to 1977 - retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He served proudly on the Gato (SS-212)&...
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Joan Mary McGinnis

August 31, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Joan Mary McGinnis, age 91, passed away January 10, 2018, at Fairview in Groton. Joan was born August 31, 1926 in Hinton, West Virginia, to English immigrants Hugh Arthur Bryce, a mining supervisor, and Lillian Elizabeth Maid. Joan attended Marshall College, where she was swept off her feet by Robert A. McGinnis. They eloped May 8, 1946, and...
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Kathie J. Nelson

October 9, 1951 - January 10, 2018

Niantic- Kathie J. Kononchik Nelson, 66, of Niantic passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Kathie was born October 10, 1951 in New London Ct, to Katherine and Edward Kononchik She was a graduate of Waterford High school and The New London Hairdressing Academy, working various jobs including a few salons and as a waitress/bartender at Unks,...
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Anthony A. Munoz

June 13, 1944 - January 9, 2018

East Lyme - Anthony A. Munoz, 73, of Niantic, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born June 13, 1944 in New York City, N.Y. Mr. Munoz was a police officer with the town of Waterford for 28 years, retiring in 2000 with the rank of lieutenant. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing,...
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Allyson Marie Cleary

November 4, 1971 - January 8, 2018

Allyson Marie Cleary, of Old Lyme Connecticut passed away on January 8, 2018 at her home. Allyson (Aly) was born November 4, 1971 in Springfield, MA. the daughter of Joseph G. Cleary of Old Lyme Connecticut and Denice L.(Bagley) Emery- Ferrero of Agawam Massachusetts. Growing up Aly was involved in several different activities such as dance classes, and baton twirling amateur...
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Patricia M. Payne

October 30, 1935 - January 1, 2018

Patricia Payne Waterford- Patricia M. Payne, 82, of Waterford, died January 1, 2018, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New London on November 30, 1935, the daughter of Francis and Dorcas Getty Fredette. She married George Payne. He survives her. Mrs. Payne graduated from Saint Joseph School and...
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Mary R. Middleton

December 16, 1918 - December 28, 2017

Fishers Island- Mary R. Middleton, 99 of Fishers Island and Groton passed away on December 28, 2017 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, New London. She was born December 16, 1918 in Willimantic the daughter of Felix and Victoria Polak. She married Ernest Middleton, Jr. who passed away on June 23, 1933. Mary was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church and served as...
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Robert C. McClung

December 27, 2017

Robert C. McClung, 65, of Niantic, CT passed away December 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Arlington, VA, the son of Gordon and Helen (Kelly) McClung. He was raised in Charlestown, MA,  where he attended St. Mary’s Grammar School. A 1970 graduate of Boston Technical High School, an outstanding athlete, he was quarterback on the football...
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William Hall

May 31, 1928 - December 24, 2017

William Hall, 89, of Waterford, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2017. He was born in Chicago Illinois, on May 31, 1928 the son of Robert and Eleanor Hall. He married Barbara Rascoe on December 3, 1976 in Waterford; she survives him. William was a veteran of WW2, Korea and Vietnam, serving in the U.S Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist church...
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Francis Hobby

September 21, 1946 - December 21, 2017

Francis James Hobby Jr. (1946-2017) Uncasville- Frank J. Hobby, 71, died early Thursday morning at New London Rehab & Care. Frank was a devoted husband of 50 years to his beloved wife Dorothy Corey Hobby. He has three daughters he is proud of, Doreen Hobby Schmoegner of East Lyme, Charlene Hobby of Uncasville, and Danielle Hobby Alcoba of Groton. Two Son-in-laws, Willy...
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William W. Mather

December 15, 1939 - December 14, 2017

William Mather Oakdale- William W. Mather, age 77, of Oakdale, died Thursday December 14, 2017 at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born in Backus Hospital in Norwich December 15, 1939, the son of William and Mary Johnson Carpenter. He married Mary McCaffrey Mather on July 11, 1959 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London. She...
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Joseph Murray, M.D.

December 12, 2017

New London- Joseph T. Murray, M.D. was born on October 30, 1924, to Helen G. O’Rourke and Thomas J. Murray. On May 31, 1947, he was united in marriage to Barbara “Petey” Connor. She died on February 23, 2009. He graduated from the former Bulkeley School in 1942 where he was president of his class, center on the State Championship football team and...
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Jeffrey Alan Senkewitcz

May 10, 1967 - December 9, 2017

Waterford - Jeffrey A. Senkewitcz of Waterford passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9. 2017. He was born in Norwich, May 10, 1967, to John and Nancy Senkewitcz of New London, who survive him. "Senk" grew up in Salem playing youth sports as well as varsity football as an East Lyme Viking. He was an avid Red Sox and Steelers fan. He was known for being kind hearted and having an...
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Carol Joanne Lathrop

December 8, 2017

Waterford - Carol Joanne (Houghton) Lathrop peacefully passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Carol was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Norwich, to Grace (Russell) and Raymond Houghton. She spent part of her childhood in Florida and then returned to Norwich where she attended and graduated from Norwich Free...
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Milan Keser

July 19, 1938 - December 8, 2017


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Richard Astrauckas

August 17, 1925 - December 5, 2017


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Leon I. Patten

September 8, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Leon Patten Waterford- Leon I. Patten, age 89, of Waterford, passed away peacefully December 5, 2017, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born September 8, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Leon and Marjorie Bennett Patten. He was a 1947 graduate of Burlington High School, and in 1951 graduated from the University of Vermont...
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Mary Ellen Christman

October 12, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Mary Ellen (Tossett) Christman passed away on December 3, 2017 after a long illness. She was born October 12, 1936 to Otis Tossett and Ellen Tyler Tossett on their farm near Lansford, North Dakota. In her early years, she attended a one-room schoolhouse in Lansford. Later, her family lived in Montana during the school year; she graduated from Billings High School in 1954....
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Edward Joseph Ryley, Jr.

November 7, 1938 - December 2, 2017

Waterford - Edward Joseph Ryley Jr., 79, of Savi Avenue, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, New London. He was born in New London, on Nov. 7, 1938, the son of Edward Joseph and Elizabeth Rose Parker. He Married Lucy Brucoli on Sept. 23, 1967. Ed served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Pfizer as a lab tech for 43...
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Kiki Halikas

March 31, 1920 - December 1, 2017

Angelika “Kiki” Halikas, an iconic figure in the New London community, died Friday December 1, 2017. She was 97. Kiki was born in Chios, Greece on March 31, 1920, the daughter of Elethirios and Marianthe Halikas, and sister of Augustus. Her father worked for the Chandris Shipping Lines that traveled to America. He eventually came to Groton, Connecticut...
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John Ayres

September 19, 1951 - November 28, 2017

Montville- John Ayres, 66, of Uncasville, died November 28, 2017 at his home. He was born in Providence, R.I. September 19, 1951. John is a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence, R.I. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College, with a major in French literature and minors in English literature and education. He received a master’s...
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Natalie Cron Lebovitz

July 16, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Natalie Bloom Cron Lebovitz, born July 16, 1930, passed away after a long illness November 23, 2017 in Portsmouth, NH. Daughter of Israel Harold Bloom and Rose (Abrams) Bloom, she married Benjamin Cron in 1954. Natalie was widowed in 1971, and raised four children on her own. She married Saul Lebovitz in 1990, and they...
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Terry Brouwer

December 7, 1957 - November 18, 2017

New London - Terry Brouwer, 59, of New London, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 25, 2017, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. Terry was born Dec.7, 1957, in New London, the son of the late Frank J. Brouwer and Jean E. (Krauth) Brouwer. He was raised in Waterford and graduated from Waterford High School before moving on to receive three associates...
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Amos John Martin

November 18, 1924 - November 15, 2017

Groton - Amos J. Martin Jr., 92, of Waterford, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2017, at New London Rehabilitation and Care Center in Waterford. He was born in New London, Nov. 18, 1924, the son of Amos and Flora Martin. He was the husband of Helen Korean Martin who predeceased him in 2014. A World War II veteran he served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946....
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William J. Foley

December 21, 1923 - November 14, 2017

William Foley Niantic - William J. Foley, 93, of Niantic, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Beechwood Rehabilitation and Care Center in New London. He was born in Worcester, MA December 21, 1923, the son of John J. and Anna Kelly Foley. He was the husband of Kathleen Dunne Foley who predeceased him Oct. 10, 1985. Mr. Foley was a graduate of St. John High...
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Patricia Sousa

May 10, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Montville - Patricia Ellen (Faretta) Sousa of Uncasville met eternal peace on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Norwich, on May 10, 1937, the daughter of Frank J. and Rose M. (Vitagliano) Faretta of Norwich whom are both deceased. Patricia was a 1955 graduate of Norwich Free Acadamy. She was...
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Regis George Kossler

January 26, 1934 - November 9, 2017

Waterford - Regis George Kossler, 83, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 9 2017, having his family beside him throughout the day. Regis was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 26 1934, son of the late Stephen and the late Antoinette (Bridgeman) Kossler. He married the love of his life, Barbara (Lynch) Kossler, on Sept. 28, 1957, in...
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Warren Nicholas Canova

November 7, 2017

Warren Canova Pawcatuck- Warren Nicholas Canova, age 80, of Pawcatuck, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Westerly Hospital. He was born in Norwich on July 17, 1937, the son of Aldo and Mary Amato Canova. He was predeceased in June by his partner of 32 years, Luane Lange of Niantic. He is survived by his children, Robert P. Canova of Stonington (Carol...
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James Pemberton

June 18, 1934 - November 2, 2017

New London - James Wilbur Pemberton, 83, of New London, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born in Mt. Olive, N.C., on June 18, 1934, the son of John H. and Anna Pemberton. He was the husband of Carlvina Pemberton whom he married Aug. 23, 1969. He retired from the State of Connecticut and had been...
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Phyllis Elaine Shedlack

November 14, 1920 - November 1, 2017

Phyllis Shedlack Waterford- Phyllis E. Shedlack, 86, of Quaker Hill, passed away on Wednesday morning at Beechwood Rehabilitation Center in New London. She was born in New London on November 14, 1930, the daughter of Sherman S. and Annie Krauth Gay. She was a graduate of the class of 1948 at Chapman Technical High School. She married Paul S. Shedlack on April 18, 1953 at...
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Marie A. McDermott

October 29, 2017

Plainfield - Marie A. McDermott, 76, formerly of Carol Drive, Uncasville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Villa Maria Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Plainfield. Marie was born in Willimantic on Dec. 12, 1940, the daughter of the late Charles Rex Sr. and Adele Rajchel Rex. She was the widow of Edward P. McDermott who passed away on July 11,...
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Frank Silvestri

February 13, 1926 - October 26, 2017

Waterford - Francis J. Silvestri, 91, of Waterford passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Hartford on February 13, 1926 to Nicholas and Giacomina (Miceli) Silvestri. After moving to New London at age five, Frank attended St. Mary’s School until his father passed away in 1941. Like many from &ldquo...
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Maureen L. Valentine

May 21, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Maureen Valentine East Lyme - Maureen Loughlin Valentine, 79, of East Lyme, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, after a short battle with cancer, at Beechwood Post-Acute and Transitional Care Facility in New London. She will be remembered as a loving spouse to her husband of 52 years. "Mo's” quiet, loving, and unassuming nature, quick Irish wit...
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Robert H. Larder

October 18, 2017

Waterford - Robert "Brutus" H. Larder, 65, of Waterford, husband of Cheryl (Robinson) Larder, and proud father of Amanda and Joey Larder, passed peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, after a brief but powerful illness. Sadly missed by his little companion, Diva. Bob was born in Penn Yan, N.Y., son of William (late) and Virginia Larder. He is also...
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Anna Elizabeth Susi

July 25, 1941 - October 9, 2017

Niantic - Anna Elizabeth Susi, 76, of Niantic, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. By her side was her loving partner, Burt Berndt. She was born in Cranston, R.I., on July 25, 1941, and lived most of her life as a proud New Englander. Anna was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Quinn, and was predeceased by her beloved husband,...
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Carmella Sousa Guerin

April 19, 1925 - October 8, 2017

New London - Carmella Sousa Guerin, "Sis," was born on April 19, 1925, and she returned to the Lord on Oct. 8, 2017. She was born to Anthony and Mary [Garvey] Sousa and she lived her entire life in New London. She attended New London schools for her early education graduating from Chapman Technical School in 1943. She went on to Boston University and graduated from Sargent...
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Dorothea B. Cappiello

July 6, 1925 - September 21, 2017

Dorothea Buchholz Cappiello July 6, 1925 - September 21, 2017 Dorothea was born in New York City to Frederick and Elsie Buchholz. She grew up in Greenwich Village, attended City and Country School, followed by Friend’s Seminary. From an early age, she was interested in the arts and more specifically movement in all forms. She went on to a career in Modern Dance...
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Arthur J. Arbour

December 22, 1956 - September 21, 2017

Groton- Arthur J. Arbour, 60 years, of Groton, passed away on Thursday September 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born on Saturday December 22, 1956 in New London, the son of the late Francis and the late Carolyn ( Vacca) Arbour. He is survived by a daughter, Donielle Savage and her husband Elwyn of Eastford ; a son, Eric Arbour and his wife, Emily of...
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Eric Richard Grebe

September 14, 1979 - September 10, 2017

Eric Richard Grebe passed away after a brief illness on September 10th 2017. Eric was born in New London on September 14th 1979. He grew up on Fishers Island. He also lived in Manchester, Connecticut, where he graduated from Manchester High School in 1997. Eric leaves behind his brother and sister in law Dennis and Alicia Grebe of Waterford, Ct.; his nieces Emily Grebe of New London&...
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Vivian Ann Autencio

November 12, 1921 - September 9, 2017

Waterford- Vivian Autencio passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 9, 2017. She was born on November 12, 1921 in New London, CT to Wilfred J. and Isabelle Enos Martin. She was one of eighteen children and attended New London schools. In her late teens, she worked as a childcare provider prior to her marriage to the love of her life, Federico R. Autencio. ...
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Robert Bob Buttermore

September 5, 2017 - September 5, 2017

Waterford- Robert “Bob” Eldon Buttermore Jr. passed away on September 5th, his 70th birthday at Lawrence and Memorial hospital in New London with his wife by his side. Bob was born in Chincoteague Island, VA to his predeceased parents Robert “Doc” Eldon and Marion Deane Buttermore on September 5th 1947. Bob grew up in Noank, CT with his two brothers Sid and...
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Robert Autencio

March 5, 1950 - September 5, 2017

Waterford- Robert Autencio 67, passed away on September 5th, 2017. Robert, "Bob", was born in Portsmouth, VA on March 5th, 1950 to Federico and Vivian Autencio. Bob was raised and spent his whole life in the New London area. Bob worked for many years as a floor installer at Cluff’s floor covering in Waterford and most recently as a games dealer at Mohegan Sun. Bob...
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John James Clarke, Jr.

September 2, 2017

John James Clarke, Jr. age 79 of Mystic passed on September 2, 2017 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the only child of John and Myrtle (Leveille) Clarke. He is survived by his wife of 62 years of marriage, Janet (Reynolds) Clarke. He also leaves his...
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Robert Louis Sinagra

March 24, 1934 - August 15, 2017

Robert Louis Sinagra Robert (Bob) Louis Sinagra 83 of Niantic passed away on August 15 lovingly surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in New London on March 24, 1934, the son of the late Louis F. and Marion (O’Neill) Sinagra. He was united in marriage to Rose M. Campagna on May 1, 1954, at Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in New London. Mr. Sinagra...
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Nancy Lee Cirillo

January 12, 1938 - August 9, 2017

East Lyme- Nancy Lee Cirillo, 79, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mercades Lee and the loving wife of George Cirillo, who survives her. Nancy had been a longtime RN at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13,...
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Sidney A. McKenzie, Jr.

January 15, 1947 - August 8, 2017

Niantic-Sidney (Sid) A. McKenzie, 70, of Niantic Ct passed away August 8, 2017 at the William W Backus Hospital in Norwich following complications caused by pulmonary fibrosis. Sid was born January 15,1947 in Providence, R.I, the son of the late Sydney A and Evelyn (Rose) McKenzie. After graduating from Pilgrim High School in Warwick R.I., he attended J&W College...
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Sidney A. McKenzie, Jr.

August 8, 2017

Sidney (Sid) A. McKenzie, 70, of Niantic Ct passed away August 8, 2017 at the William W Backus Hospital in Norwich following complications caused by pulmonary fibrosis. Sid was born January 15,1947 in Providence, R.I, the son of the late Sydney A and Evelyn (Rose) McKenzie. After graduating from Pilgrim High School in Warwick R.I., he attended J&W College and...
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Elias Jospeh Hage

October 12, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Waterford - Elias Joseph Hage, 84, of Seabreeze Drive, passed away at home on Monday, August 7, 2017. He was surrounded by his family and his devoted friend, Ed Najim. Elias was the only child of Lebanese immigrants, Munira Jimal and Joseph Simon Hage of New London. His mother called him "Lou" to distinguish him from his uncle and namesake who also lived with them....
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Laramee Buckley

September 2, 1936 - July 21, 2017

Laramee Buckley East Lyme - Laramee “Larry” Joseph Buckley, age 80, formerly of East Lyme and Melbourne, FL., passed on Friday evening at the home of his daughter Shannon Buckley of East Haddam. He was born in Willimantic, CT September 2, 1936, the son of Louise Laramee and James A. Buckley. He married Ann Marie Elizabeth Langlois in Willimantic on...
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Robert Bruce Burns

June 18, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Ledyard- Robert Bruce Burns, of Ledyard died suddenly in a motor vehicle accident on July 15, 2017. He was born June 18, 1938 in Missouri to George N. and Millie Burns, who later made their home in Ledyard directly across the street where Burns was living at his time of death. Mr. Burns is survived by his six children; Kelly (Alexander) Lieber of Bozeman, Montana,...
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Timothy Norton

May 29, 1946 - July 11, 2017

Niantic - Timothy R. Norton, 71, of Niantic, died at home Tuesday July 11, 2017 following a brief battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday July 17th at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow at Smarty’s on Main Street in Niantic. ...
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Joseph Brian Valentini

April 30, 1976 - July 7, 2017

Joseph B. Valentini Bridgeport- Joseph B. Valentini, 41 passed away Friday, July 7,2017 at his residence. Joseph was born April 30,1976 in New London. He is the son of Joseph F. and Agnes C. Valentini. Joe leaves behind a sister Teri (Valentini) Williams and her husband Eric Williams, Great-Aunt's Genevieve Salvio and Carmella Hudson and families. Raymond Valentini (Uncle)...
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Shirley Ann McCarthy Plue

December 11, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Waterford - Shirley Ann McCarthy Plue, 81, of Waterford, passed away on July 5, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley began her life in Montpelier, Vt. on Dec. 11, 1935. She was the eldest of three children. From an early age, she exhibited a zest for life and learning, and her curiosity helped her excel in all of her ambitions. Professionally&...
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Robert Edward Emery

January 11, 1931 - July 2, 2017

Waterford - Captain (U.S. Navy Retired) Robert E. Emery Sr., 86, beloved husband of Eleanor (Muldoon) Emery, died peacefully, on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 in the presence of his loving family. Bob was born in Manchester, NH, on January 11, 1931 to Harold and Teresa (McGuigan) Emery. After graduating from St. Joseph’s High School in Manchester, Bob...
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Denise Ann Donelin

December 3, 1963 - June 29, 2017

Niantic- Denise Ann Donelin, after a short, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer peacefully took her last breath on June 29, 2017 with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her mother Loretta Tardibuono and father John Donelin. Denise was born on December 3, 1963. A native of the Bronx, NY, she attended Saint Raymonds Academy and distinguished herself as one of the first females...
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Elaine Aiken Smith

December 17, 1947 - June 26, 2017


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Elaine Aiken Knight

December 17, 1947 - June 26, 2017

Elaine Knight Gales Ferry- Elaine Aiken Knight, 69, of Gales Ferry, died June 26, 2017, at the William Backus Hospital in Norwich. She was born in Cortland, NY December 17, 1947, the daughter of William and Bette Voorhees. She was the wife of Gary Knight who survives her. In addition to her husband Gary, she is survived by two sons, Gregory R. Aiken (Crystal) of Bristol, NY, Scott J. Aiken (Kim)...
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Margaret P. McPartland

June 19, 1962 - June 24, 2017

New London - Margaret "Peggy" McPartland, 55, of New London, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. Peggy was born in New London the daughter of John "Jack" McPartland of Chicago and the late Beryl (Sullivan) McPartland. A graduate of Saint Bernard High School and Ridley-Lowell Business School, Peggy spent many happy days managing the Subway stores in Waterford...
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Andrea Egan Baldi

June 21, 1939 - June 24, 2017

New London - Andrea Egan Baldi, 78, of New London, passed away on Saturday, June 24, at the Beechwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, following complications of lung disease. Andrea was born in New London on the first day of summer in l939, the second of three daughters to Margaret McCarthy Egan and Irving S. Egan (Ret. Lt. Cmdr. USCG). Andrea is survived by her ex-husband and lifelong...
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Leon Hugh Calanquin

October 8, 1949 - June 20, 2017

Niantic - Leon Hugh Calanquin, beloved husband of Anne (Sullivan) Calanquin, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 67. He was born on October 8, 1949, in New London, the son of Leon V. and Virginia (Lena) Calanquin, and the grandson of Leon J. and Mary Calanquin, and Dr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Lena Sr. Leon was a graduate of St. Bernard High School and Culver-Stockton...
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Donald E. Harrington

May 8, 1927 - June 19, 2017

Obituary Donald E. Harrington Donald E. Harrington, 90, passed away peacefully at the Groton Regency on June 19, 2017. Born in Fort Morgan, Colorado on May 8, 1927, the son of Frank M. and Mabel E. Harrington. His family later moved to Wells, Nevada. Don was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked for First National Stores in several towns in Connecticut, first as a meat cutter, then as...
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Elizabeth Kenyon

June 18, 1920 - June 19, 2017

Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Collins Kenyon of New London passed away peacefully on Monday June 19, 2017, asleep in her bed at 8:30 in the morning one day after her 97th birthday. "Betty", as she was known by those close to her, was born in New London June 18th, 1920 the fourth child of seven to the late Helen Patricia Boyle and William Collins. When she was born the community of New London rejoiced,...
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Linda Marie Hunter

April 25, 1952 - June 8, 2017

Linda Hunter Waterford- Linda Marie Hunter, 65, of Waterford, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. She was born in Middletown April 25, 1952, the daughter of Florian and Dixieann Usher Czaja. She was the wife of Wayne Hunter who survives her. Mrs. Hunter had last been employed as a cashier for the Waterford Rite Aid Store. She was a former Auxiliary...
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Nancy Lynn Fagan

April 8, 1958 - June 6, 2017

Nancy Lynn Fagan, 59, of Stonington, passed away June 6, 2017 at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London surrounded by her friends and family. She was born April 8, 1958 in Norwich, CT., the daughter of David and Edith (Marshall) Fox. Nancy grew up in Norwich, CT and loved her jewish faith. She was an active member in the synagogue and Young Judaea. After graduating, Nancy moved to Boston...
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Alvin L. Bezanson

September 4, 1935 - June 6, 2017

Waterford - Alvin L. Bezanson, 81, of Waterford, passed away June 6, 2017, at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven. He was born in New London, the son of the late Arthur and Laura (Edwards) Bezanson. A 1954 graduate of New London High School, Alvin served honorably in the National Guard from 1954 to 1962 as a Radar and Transportation Specialist in both the active and the reserve. Al spent most...
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Margaret Griffiths

June 23, 1917 - June 4, 2017

Margaret Griffiths New London- Margaret (Peggy) Griffiths, 92, a longtime resident of Niantic and New London, died June 4, 2017. She was born June 23, 1924, the daughter of the late Bernard and Mary Dougherty. She was the loving wife of Frank Griffiths for 55 years. He predeceased her in 1999. She lived a life of love , laughter, and happiness and will be missed by all who knew and loved her....
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Thomas Morosky

December 28, 1925 - June 2, 2017

Thomas Morosky, 91, of Norwich, CT, and Delray Beach, FL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on June 2, 2017, at Bayview Health Care Center in Waterford, CT. Tom was born on December 28, 1925, in Montville, CT, the second son of Michael and Caroline (Chop) Morosky. He attended Norwich schools and graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1943. He distinguished himself as Class Athlete...
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Timothy Patrick Buckley

January 30, 1995 - May 30, 2017

Timothy Buckley Old Lyme- Timothy Patrick Buckley, 22, of Old Lyme, died unexpectedly in Dana Point, CA, on May 30, 2017. He was born in New London on January 30, 1995, the son of Christopher and Lisa Buckley of Old Lyme. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving sister, Allison, and his adoring brother, John, at home. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Irene Buckley...
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Robert H. Grills

June 5, 1937 - May 29, 2017

New London – Robert H. Grills, devoted husband, father, and loving grandfather (affectionately known as Poppy) peacefully entered eternal life early on Monday, May 29, 2017, after battling a long illness. Son of the late Harry R. Grills and Mary C. Aguiar, Bob was born and raised in New London, CT. He graduated from New London High School in 1954 where he met his beloved wife of 50 years,...
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Lou Ann Bailey

February 8, 1955 - May 21, 2017

New London - Lou Ann Bailey, 62, of New London, wife of Ronald Bailey, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Mrs. Bailey had been employed as a computer scientist for N.U.W.C. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Interment will be on a later date in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, N.Y. In...
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Stewart C. Clark

June 20, 1947 - May 13, 2017

Waterford - Stewart C. Clark, age 69, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence with his family by his side. Born in New London, he was the son of the late Ralph Clark and Jeanne (Chalmers) Clark. Stew graduated from Waterford High School in 1965. He worked as a production manager with the Coca Cola Bottling Company in New London from 1966 through 1975, at which time he was hired by the...
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Cleo Poulios

March 14, 1931 - May 3, 2017

Niantic- Cleo Poulios, 86 passed way peacefully on May 3, 2017 at New London Rehabilitation & Care of Waterford. She was born in New London the daughter of the late Evangelos and Polikseni Cipas Poulios. Cleo graduated from WMI and was employed by Electric Boat, General Dynamic in the legal department until her retirement in 1992. She was a communicant of St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church and a...
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Martin Bruckner

October 14, 1925 - May 3, 2017

Martin Bruckner, 91, long-time resident of New London, Conn., passed away in Boca Raton, FL. . Mr. Bruckner was born in the Bronx and grew up in Brooklyn, NY, attending Boys High School and Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. He received his master's degree and 6 th year administrator's certificate from the University of Hartford and the University of London, respectively. He was a Captain...
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Kenneth T. Young

February 28, 1935 - May 3, 2017

Kenneth T. Young, 82, of Niantic, CT, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Ken was born in East Boston, MA on February 28, 1935, the son of Joseph and Anna (Connelly) Young. He graduated from Don Bosco High School, class of 1953 and then attended Northeastern University. Ken retired after more than 35 dedicated years with Electric Boat. After his...
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Marilyn Elizabeth Keefe

March 22, 1938 - May 2, 2017

Marilyn Elizabeth Keefe, 79, of Waterford CT passed away Tuesday May 2nd 2017. Marilyn was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and her sisters at the time of her death. She joins her husband, Richard Anthony Keefe, who predeceased her in 1985, in heaven. Marilyn or Nana, which she was commonly referred as, was met at the gates of the kingdom by her recently departed Grandson, Matthew...
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Bernard Isadore Flory

July 31, 1921 - April 30, 2017

Lt. Colonel Bernard I. Flory (USAF retired) 1921-2017 Niantic- Bernard Isadore Flory was born July 31, 1921 in Napoleon, Ohio to Urban Isadore Flory and Clara Etta Hettel. At the age of five he and younger brother Andrew lost their father. He graduated from Central Catholic High in Toledo, Ohio in 1939 and then attended the University of Detroit. On December 5, 1943 he received a commission...
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Ira Spector

January 13, 1936 - April 29, 2017

Ira Spector, 81, passed away surrounded by his family on April 29, 2017, following an illness. He was born and raised in the Bronx, NY by his parents Samuel and Lillian Spector. He graduated from CCNY with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to join the Air Force where he became a 2nd Class Airman and worked in Air Force Intelligence. On return from his military career he...
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Frances I. Kurk

December 18, 1928 - April 27, 2017

Niantic- Frances I Kurk, 89, of Niantic, entered eternal life April 27, 2017 in the comfort of her loving family. She was born December 18, 1928 in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Karol and Amelia (Walet) Roman. She was united in marriage to George J. Kurk in Worcester, MA. on October 31, 1963. Mr. Kurk died on July 14, 2010. Frances loved cooking for her family and enjoyed going to the...
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Debra Lee Brouwer

April 20, 1967 - April 27, 2017

New London- Debra L.Brouwer (Klinefelter) of New London passed away Thurs, April 27 in Groton, Connecticut surrounded by her loving family. Debbie was born on April 20, 1967 in New London. The daughter of William Klinefelter, and the late Patricia Klinefelter. Debbie was a graduate of New London High School, Class of 1985. She was employed for 30 years for the State of Connecticut as a...
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Mary Elizabeth Mather

February 18, 1942 - April 25, 2017

Mary E Mather Oakdale- Mary Elizabeth Mather, 75, of Oakdale, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at her home. She was born in New London February 18, 1942, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ruddy McCaffery. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William W. Mather. They were married in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London on July 11, 1959. Mrs. Mather worked for many years as a home...
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Deniece Champlin,

September 24, 1944 - April 20, 2017

Deniece Champlin, 72, died April 20, 2017 at William W. Backus Hospital after a short illness. Deniece was born on September 24, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the oldest of seven children. Deniece grew up on Block Island, where she met her husband David, who survives her. The couple moved to Connecticut in 1961 and has been married for 55 years. Deniece graduated from the Licensed Practical...
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Josh Alan Gubbs

January 29, 1988 - April 18, 2017

Ledyard - Josh Alan Gubbs, 29, of Ledyard, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born Jan. 29, 1988 in New London. He is survived by his mother, Sally Lynn Gubbs; a brother, Bryce Edwin Gubbs; a sister, Christina Marie Hundt; his maternal grandmother, Margaret "Peggy" Gubbs; and a cousin, Bruce "Kyle" McCullough. Josh will be remembered for his huge heart and his smile. He is now...
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Katherine A. Griffith

May 16, 1917 - April 18, 2017

New London- Katherine A. Griffith from New London passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday April 18, 2017 Katherine was born on May 16, 1917 the daughter of the late Mary Ellen and Clarence Ables. Katherine graduated from The Williams School in New London. Katherine loved being around people. She would take great joy in being outdoors and playing cards. In her younger years, she...
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Carmen Porello

September 26, 1913 - April 15, 2017

Niantic - Carmen Porrello, 103, of Niantic, passed away peacefully, on Saturday. April 15, 2017. Carmen was born in Manilla, Philippines on September 26, 1913 where she eventually met and married Peter Porrello, who was serving in the United States Navy, in 1938. Carmen led an amazing life, having survived a three-year internment in the Japanese prisoner of war camp following the invasion of...
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Patricia Klinefelter

June 6, 1947 - April 11, 2017

New London- Patricia Klinefelter, age 69, formerly of New London, passed away April 11, Deltona, Fl. Patty was born June 6, 1947 in Staten Island, NY, the daughter of the late Daniel and Edna (Donnelly) Poblete A graduate of New London High School, class of 1965 she was employed for 30 years as a driver at Seaside retiring in 2002 Patrica was not only a beautiful example to all those who knew...
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Dorothy M. Ramistella

April 25, 1916 - April 10, 2017

Waterford- Dorothy M. Ramistella, 100 years old, formerly of 54 Rope Ferry Road and of Douglas Lane in Waterford, CT died April 10, 2017. She was born April 25, 1916 at the Morgan Homestead in Waterford, the daughter of Stanley D. Morgan Sr. and Reba Kenyon Morgan. On Sept 1, 1943 she married John A. Ramistella who predeceased her in June 1983. She was also predeceased by her brother S....
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John Joseph Gwiazdowski

March 12, 1926 - April 6, 2017

In Loving Memory of John Joseph Gwiazdowski, Jr. March 12, 1926 – April 6, 2017 John J. Gwiazdowski, 91, was born in Lebanon, CT to John J. and Mary (Jorczak) Gwiazdowski, Sr. of Versailles-Lisbon, CT. He grew up in Norwich, CT and was a long-time resident of Waterford, CT. John was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Edith May (Edwards), younger brother Joseph, stepson Jimmy and...
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