Our Obituaries

Fredrick Drinkall

September 27, 1952 - June 5, 2018


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James W. Biggins

December 7, 1950 - June 4, 2018

Waterford - James W. Biggins, 67, entered eternal rest on Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born Dec. 7, 1950, in Minerva, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur W. Biggins and Gertrude Smith. He met his beloved wife, Kathleen M. Biggins, while attending a concert and they would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on October 14th. His working career was...
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Timothy Dennis Falvey

March 24, 1938 - May 17, 2018

Timothy D. Falvey Timothy D. Falvey, 80 of Waterford, died peacefully at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital on May 17 surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 24, l938 in New London to the late Clarence P. Falvey and Julia (Wonsky) Falvey. He is survived by the love of his life, Alma (Johnson) Falvey, with whom he would have celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary June...
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Anne T. Navin

July 27, 1929 - May 5, 2018

New London - Anne Teresa Navin, 88, formerly of Williams Street in New London, died Saturday at home with family present. She was born July 27, 1929, to Joseph and Alice (Hoppman) Shea in Norwich. She is survived by her loving husband of over 66 years, Robert (Bob) M. Navin; children Robert D. and wife Deborah of Rockport, Texas, Sheila and husband Robert E....
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Adam Joseph Stubelick, Jr.

August 23, 1922 - May 4, 2018

Waterford- On Friday, May 4, 2018, Adam Joseph Stubelick Jr. peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Adam was born on August 23, 1922 in New London, CT, the son of the late Adam and Mariana (Poreda) Stubelick. He graduated Chapman Tech High School in 1941 and attended Green Mountain College. A veteran of the WWII and the Korean War, as a...
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Charles E. Dyer, Jr.

March 26, 1930 - May 4, 2018

Waterford- Charles E. Dyer, Jr. 88 years young, of Waterford, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born on March 26, 1930 to Adelaide (MacDonald) and Dr. Charles Dyer in New London. He attended Harbor School and Bulkeley High School graduating in 1948. He continued his education at Brown University earning a bachelor’s...
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Patrick William Hemingway

April 22, 1942 - April 26, 2018

Waterford - Patrick William Hemingway went home to the Lord Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Pat was born on April 22, 1942, in New Britain, the beloved son of George and Ann (McGuire) Hemingway. He attended St. Mary's School and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He...
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Charlotte Stern

October 31, 1918 - April 25, 2018


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Carole Kurtz

April 24, 2018

Boca Raton, Fla. - Carole Kurtz, 86, of Boca Raton, formerly of Waterford, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at her home. She was born in New London, Feb. 6, 1932, the daughter of David and Lillian (Fischer) Barnett. She was the widow of Sidney Kurtz who passed Sept. 17, 2000. Mrs. Kurtz was active in Congregation Beth El in New London and had been a...
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Herbert Dean

April 24, 2018

Tamarac, Fla. - Herbert G. Dean, 86, of Tamarac, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Tamarac. He was born in New London, June 29, 1931, the son of Louis and Beatrice (Shragowitz) Dean. He was the eldest of three children, Herb, Al and Burton. He was a graduate of the former Bulkeley School in New London, Class of 1950. He was a veteran of the...
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Lydia Nelson

January 26, 1927 - April 23, 2018

Waterford - Lydia Nelson, age 91, of Waterford, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at the New London Rehabilitation and Care Center in Waterford. She was born in Dzarciskial, Lithuania, Jan. 26, 1927. She emigrated as a war bride and became a U.S. citizen. She was predeceased by her husband Robert C. Nelson Sr. of Waterford, her brother Gustav, and...
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Vincentia Belbruno

November 12, 1931 - April 22, 2018

New London - Vincentia A. Belbruno, 86, of New London died on Sunday April 22, 2018 at Beechwood Rehabilitation. Born in New London on November 12, 1931, she was one of four children of the late John and Emma Belbruno. Vincentia, or “Vinnie” to her family and friends, was a graduate of the College of New Rochelle. She was a retired school teacher...
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Gloria S. Brouillier

November 13, 1923 - April 20, 2018

Niantic- Gloria (Smith) Brouillier 94, of Niantic passed away on April 20, 2018 in New London. She was born on November 13, 1923 in New London the daughter of the late Ester and Arthur Smith. Gloria was the loving wife of the late Robert Odle Brouillier. She is survived by her sons, Robert Brouillier and Bert Brouillier, and daughters, Sandra Quintana, Bette Lewis&...
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Gloria Smith Brouillier

November 13, 1923 - April 20, 2018

Niantic- Gloria (Smith) Brouillier 94, of Niantic passed away on April 20, 2018 in New London. She was born on November 13, 1923 in New London the daughter of the late Ester and Arthur Smith. Gloria was the loving wife of the late Robert Odle Brouillier. She is survived by her sons, Robert Brouillier and Bert Brouillier, and daughters, Sandra Quintana, Bette Lewis&...
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Robert B. Wassung

January 28, 1925 - April 16, 2018

Niantic-Robert B. Wassung died April 16, 2018 at home and at peace. He was born January 28,1925, the son of Ruth Cockburn Wassung and George Arthur Wassung of Middletown, NY. The family moved to Hamden, CT. in 1939. Bob was drafted into the Army in 1943 serving in France and Germany. On the G1 bill, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a degree...
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George Lazerow

September 10, 1927 - April 10, 2018

George Lazerow Waterford: George Lazerow, 90, of Waterford, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully with his daughters Abby and Ellen and grandson Max at his side at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London on Tuesday April 10, 2018. He was born in New London, September 10, 1927, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Lazerow. He was a graduate of the...
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Jacquelynne O’Rourke

April 2, 2018

Niantic - Jacquelynne (Forrest) O'Rourke of Niantic, formerly of Brookfield, passed away April 2, 2018. Beloved wife of the late James E. O'Rourke II and loving mother of Erin and her husband Robert Steele II of Milford, Kathleen O'Rourke of Norwalk, Evy and her husband Jeff Drew of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and Shamus O'Rourke and his wife Krista of Orange. Dear...
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Stanley Vincent Wujtewicz, Sr.

October 2, 1918 - March 22, 2018

Stanley Wujtewicz, Sr. New London- Stanley Vincent Wujtewicz, Sr, 99, formerly of New London, entered eternal life peacefully at Beechwood Rehabilitation and Care Center in New London Thursday, March 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Stanley was born in Norwalk., Ct on October 2, 1918, the son of Adam and Marianna (Kowalczyk) Wujtewicz. He married...
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Marcus Morton Worthington

March 26, 1944 - March 15, 2018

Marcus Worthington Niantic- Marcus Morton Worthington, 73, of Niantic, died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Yale New Haven Hospital after a short illness. He was born in New London on August 26, 1944, the son of Marcus and Rose Remmert Worthington. He was a 1962 graduate of New London High School. He attended Susquehanna College in Pennsylvania, and earned an...
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Mark Tinker

February 19, 1980 - February 28, 2018

Mark A. Tinker, 38, of Middletown passed away on February 28, 2018 at his residence. Mark was born on February 19, 1980 in New London to Sherry Brewster Tinker and Mark H. Tinker. Besides his parents, Mark is survived by his daughter Ava Grace Tinker, his two sisters; Crystal Tooker and Jasmine Zubek and his brother Justin Berg. Who was Mark? Mark was many things; he was...
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Christopher Lee Piela

May 31, 1983 - February 28, 2018

Mansfield - Christopher Lee Piela, 34, of Mansfield, went to be with his Lord after a long battle with addiction on Feb. 28, 2018. He was born in Landstuhl, Germany, on May 31, 1983, to Joseph and Anke (Knapp) Piela. Chris graduated from Griswold High School, Class of 2002, and was then employed by General Dynamics as a welder for 11 years. Chris had a...
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Wayne T. Vendetto

March 8, 1943 - February 26, 2018

New London - On the Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, Wayne Thomas Vendetto Sr. went home to be with God surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born in New London, on Sept. 8, 1943, to Ellen and Michael Vendetto. Wayne is survived by his chilren, Dana Vendetto and partner, Isreal Galarza and Wayne T. Vendetto Jr. and wife, Corina Vendetto; grandchildren,...
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Ella Laverne Hayes

October 18, 1936 - February 24, 2018

Ella Hayes Ella "Verne" Hayes 81, of 82 Fogplain Rd Waterford, CT died February 24 at L&M hospital. She was born October 18th, 1936 in Macon, Georgia. Born to Otis and Ella Mae Ellis. Ella is survived by her husband Raymond Hayes, brother William Ellis, sister in-law Joyce Lumadue, her children, Catherine Milne, John and Lynne Ruggio, Michele Shull,...
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Rosalia Deurloo

September 21, 1928 - February 24, 2018

Waterford- Rosalia “ Rose” C. Deurloo, 89 of Waterford passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Rose was born in Delft Holland where she grew up. She met her loving husband Gerrit Deurloo, they were married and immigrated to Waterford CT where they raised their family. She enjoyed all types of needle work and was a wonderful wife and mother. Rose is predeceased...
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Tyrell Joseph Santora

August 12, 2008 - February 23, 2018

Groton- Tyrell Joseph Santora aka Ty-Ty, 9, of Groton passed away February 23, 2018 at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT. He was born August 12, 2008 in New London, CT., the son of Kyle Connors and Laura Santora. Tyrell was a third grade student at Claude Chester Elementary School in Groton. Where he was loved by everyone and known as...
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Sheryl Catherine Carroll

April 30, 1947 - February 22, 2018

Sheryl Catherine (Duzant) Carroll, 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Waterford on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Sheryl was born in St. Nicolas, Aruba, on April 30, 1947, daughter of the late Edward Calixte Duzant and Charlotte Delphine (Hodge) Duzant. A talented singer and artist, she earned her Masters in Art Education and worked as an elementary...
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Stephen Wilmot

February 24, 1994 - February 22, 2018

Stephen Wilmot Uncasville- Stephen Richard Davis Wilmot, 23, of Uncasville, passed away Thursday morning February 22, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Stephen died at the scene of the accident and was pronounced at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. He was born in New London on February 24, 1994. He attended St. Mary Star of the Sea School in New London....
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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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George E. Wadsworth

May 6, 1930 - February 13, 2018

East Lyme - George Edson Wadsworth Sr., 87, of 290 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Willimantic, the third of five children born to Doris (Seabury) and Earle Winthrop Wadsworth. He graduated from Chapman Tech in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force the same year....
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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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Virgilio Julius Cappiello

September 27, 1929 - February 2, 2018

Virgilio Julius Cappiello September 27, 1929 - February 2, 2018. Virgilio (Cap) Cappiello was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Giosue and Vincenzia Cappiello. He was the fourth of five brothers and sisters, Silvio Cappiello, Nina Devoe, Hugo Cappiello, and Maria Budak, who predeceased him. In his early years he worked at Lucibello’s Bakery. Virgilio...
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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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Peggy Boos

February 13, 1921 - January 26, 2018

Obituary for Peggy Boos Peggy was born to Charles and Anna Beck February 13, 1921 along with her twin sister Nancy. Peggy was the second of seven children and grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ. Her siblings were William (Lee) Beck, Nancy (Bob) Neumann, Mary (Warren) Carnel, Helene (George) Olsen, Patricia (Michael) Corr, and Louise (Stan) Shaw. Soon after marrying the love...
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Jacqueline Rose Caruso

August 11, 1948 - January 23, 2018

Jacqueline Caruso Niantic- Jacqueline Rose Caruso, 69, of Niantic, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, with family by her side. She was born in New London, August 11, 1948, the daughter of Leonard and Rose Lardieri Caruso. She graduated from New London High School and Johnson and Wales College in Providence, R.I. Mrs. Caruso was employed for 35 years as a...
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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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Michael F. Boyle

May 27, 1942 - January 20, 2018

East Lyme - Michael F. Boyle, 75, of Niantic, died suddenly in Belem, Brazil on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, after undergoing emergency surgery. He was on a transatlantic cruise with Karen (nee Lombardi), his wife of 52 years, together with dear friends. Mike was born in Hartford, on May 27, 1942, to Virginia (Cleo) and James Boyle. He grew up in...
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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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Francelle Dawn Bourgault

August 6, 1968 - January 19, 2018

Niantic- Francelle Dawn Bourgault, 49 passed away Friday January 19, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 6, 1968 in New London the daughter of Gerard Bourgault and the late Marilyn Fraser Bourgault. Francelle graduated from East Lyme High school in 1986 and received a BA from FT Lewis College, Durango, CO. Besides her father she is survived by her step mother Janet&...
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Mary Elaine Martin

March 7, 1926 - January 13, 2018

New London- Mary Elaine Martin, 91 of New London passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018 at Beechwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New London. She was born March 7, 1926 in Norwich the daughter of Antone” Tony” Martin and Mary Wilson Martin. Elaine worked for many years at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the housekeeper dept. She was a communicant of St....
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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, 1993. 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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Eugenia B. Hartley

November 18, 1928 - December 24, 2017

Eugenia Bossart Hartley, of Niantic, CT, peacefully left this world surrounded by her devoted, loving family on December 24th 2017. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert Hartley, and her four children, R. Corydon Hartley of Merrimack, NH (Linda), E. Cheryl Wisnewski of East Lyme, CT (Michael), Kris Hartley Wohlgemuth, of Niantic, CT...
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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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Patricia Anne Dansereau

October 30, 1931 - December 13, 2017

East Lyme. Patricia Anne Dansereau, 86, of East Lyme, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. She was born in Providence, RI October 30, 1931, the daughter of Leo and Gertrude LaPointe LeGendre. She was the widow of Richard Dansereau, her beloved husband, who pre-deceased her in 1981. She is survived...
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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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Frances Catherine Sottile

July 30, 1932 - December 1, 2017

Waterford - Frances Catherine Raffo Sottile, 85, of Waterford, daughter of Victor and Mary Raffo, of Mystic, CT, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2017. Frances was born on July 30, 1932, in Mount Vernon, NY. She graduated from Stonington High School in 1950. Frances received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut...
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Hugh E. Herbert

September 9, 1927 - November 29, 2017

Hugh E. Herbert, of 17 Forest Road, Niantic Connecticut, passed away on November 29, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Oxford, Massachusetts on June 9, 1927, the son of Rosalia Harr and John Newman Herbert and was one of eight children. Raised in West Mystic, Connecticut, he graduated from Fitch High School and subsequently spent two years in the U.S....
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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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Michele D. Jezierski

February 17, 1949 - November 17, 2017

JEZIERSKI, MICHELE, 68 Michele D. Jezierski, 68, of East Lyme, passed away on November 17, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at home. Michele was born in New London on February 17, 1949, one of four daughters to the late Michael R. Lazuk and Grace A. Lazuk. Michele grew up on a small family farm in Waterford, where she graduated Waterford High School in 1967. She...
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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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Clair Burman

April 29, 1958 - November 4, 2017

East Lyme - Clair Burman, 59, of East Lyme, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at her home, having lost her brave battle with breast cancer. She was born in Chiswick, West London, England, on April 29, 1958, the daughter of John and Myra McKinnon Dennis of Hillingdon, UK. She qualified as a nurse in 1979, and worked in various UK hospitals where...
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George T. Trakas

July 13, 1926 - November 4, 2017

George Trakas, of Niantic, passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2017 with his wife Alice and family by his side. George was born in New London on July 13, 1926, the son of the late Theodore and Victoria (Stefanski) Trakas. The family moved to Niantic in 1927 and in 1931 started the Trakas Sunoco Gas Station on Pennsylvania Ave. George was a graduate of Bulkeley...
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Peter M. Loscoe

November 2017

Peter Loscoe Niantic- Peter M. Loscoe, 54, of Niantic, died Friday at the Wm. Backus Hospital in Norwich surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Dr. Phillip G. Loscoe of Richland, Washington and Michelle Bovitz Nielsen of Niantic. He was the loving husband of Lanie Littlefield Loscoe who...
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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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Joseph M. Coleman

August 23, 1929 - October 30, 2017

Joseph M. Coleman Niantic - Joseph Mowry Coleman of 11 South Cobblers Court, Niantic, Connecticut, died peacefully in his home on October 30, 2017 at the age of 88, one day before his 64th wedding anniversary. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Gloria (LeVasseur) whom he married in Portland, Maine on October 31, 1953. Together they had resided in Washington...
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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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Beverly Blair Eastty

August 4, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Beverly Eastty Quaker Hill- Beverly “Babs” Blair Eastty, 82, of Quaker Hill, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. She was born in Springfield, MA on August 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Hugh and Marion Blair. She was the wife of Harvey Eastty who...
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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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