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Our Obituaries

Barbara Ann Sycz

September 29, 1946 - September 11, 2017

Barbara Ann Sycz, 70, of Newington, beloved wife for 33 years of Walter L. Sycz, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Manchester on September 29, 1946, daughter of the late Rocco and Sarah (Falcetta) Lupacchino, she was raised in Manchester and attended Verplanck Elementary School, Barnard...
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Barbara Jean Bowman

January 11, 1943 - June 16, 2017

Barbara Jean (Moeller) "B.J." Bowman, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Clinton Bowman died peacefully on Friday June 16, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Oceanside, NY. Daughter of the late Ernst F. and Margaret (Thomson) Moeller, she was born on January 11, 1943 and grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island. She attended Valley Stream South High School, graduating in 1960. She was very...
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Robert E. Therrien

September 5, 1921 - June 8, 2017

Robert E. Therrien, 95, of South Windsor beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Cable) Therrien, died peacefully on June 8, 2017 while at home. Raised in Springfield MA., the son of the late Arthur Roussy and Ethel (Leavitt) Therrien he lived in Hawaii for many years before settling in South Windsor in 2001. Robert was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot, he...
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Michael Wellington

April 18, 1959 - May 31, 2017

Michael Wellington, 58, of South Windsor, passed away in the presence of his daughters and sister on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:20 AM at his home. Born on April 18, 1959 to the late Martha and Paul Wellington, he is survived by his daughters, Sarah Wellington and Erica Halvorsen; his granddaughter, and the light of his life, Madison Halvorsen; his siblings, Lisa Wellington-Nadeau and her...
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Mary Elizabeth Shepard

November 15, 1921 - May 24, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Beach) Shepard, "Bunny" - A light has gone out of our lives with the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mary Beach Shepard, 95, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in West Hartford to Lucille (Curtin) Beach and Charles Bradford Beach, Bunny made her home on...
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Ina Fitzpatrick

April 24, 1926 - May 21, 2017

Ina (Knowles) Fitzpatrick, 91, of Manchester, CT, and formerly Niantic, loving wife of the late John J. Fitzpatrick, died peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Manchester Manor. She was born on April 24, 1926, in Stacyville, Maine, daughter of the late Lance E. and Irene (Emery) Knowles. She grew up in Maine and New Hampshire. She was married to the love of her life, John J. Fitzpatrick on...
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Gail Joan King

August 28, 1942 - May 15, 2017

Gail Joan (Greenwood) King, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of David C. King for 54 years died on Monday May 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Gail was born in Norwalk, CT, on August 28, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Mayes) Greenwood. She was raised in Norwalk, graduated from Norwalk High School in 1960 and then attended UCONN where she met her husband Dave....
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Elizabeth Levay

March 23, 1924 - May 12, 2017

Elizabeth "Bee Bee" (Dubiel) Levay, 93, of Windsor and formerly of Weatogue, beloved wife of the late Joseph Levay, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Kimberly Hall. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Michael and Agnes (Bladek) Dubiel, she grew up and lived in Hartford and Weatogue before moving to Windsor eleven years ago. Elizabeth was proud of her Polish heritage and...
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Miranda Bassett

April 23, 1978 - May 7, 2017

Miranda Bassett, 39, of Manchester, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 7, 2017. Miranda was born on April 23, 1978. Miranda was a free spirit, loved by many, remembered by all. She was a great lover of the outdoors, she enjoyed going fishing and taking trips to the beach. She was also a fan of live music and enjoyed attending many concerts. She is survived by, her daughters Samantha Lane...
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John S. Bienkowski

November 27, 1947 - March 31, 2017

John S. Bienkowski, 69, of South Windsor passed away peacefully on Friday March 31, 2017, at the home of his daughter in South Boston, Ma. He was predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 50 years Kathryn (Poulos) Bienkowski of South Windsor. Born in Hartford CT to Stanley (Bingo) Bienkowski and Blanche (Belcher) Bienkowski, he was a lifelong resident of South Windsor before spending his final few...
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Iris Laura Saville

July 30, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Iris Laura (Stackhouse) Saville, 81, of East Windsor, beloved wife for 58 years of Willard E. Saville, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Monticello, ME on July 30, 1935, daughter of the late Elbridge and Lois (Van Tassell) Stackhouse, she was raised in Houlton, ME and moved to Hartford as a young woman in 1956. After her marriage in 1959, Iris and her...
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Ashley Lynn Ryba

April 24, 1992 - March 29, 2017

Ashley Lynn Ryba, 24, of Eastford, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The daughter of Nancy (Baiocchetti) Herbst and Joseph Ryba, she was born on April 24, 1992 in Manchester, CT. Ashley graduated from Fermi High School in 2011. She was a sweet, caring person who loved everyone and was loved by everyone. Ashley had a beautiful smile and was a genuine person, with a gentle and pure...
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Albert P. Corbeil

December 3, 1917 - March 29, 2017

Albert P. Corbeil, 87, of South Windsor, husband of the late Yolande (Demers) Corbeil, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 3, 1929, in Biddeford, ME, son of the late Alcide and Albina (Ducharme) Corbeil. He served with the U.S. Army National Guard from 1947-1950. He was married to the love of his life, Yolande Demers on August...
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Maria Hirth

February 15, 1920 - March 19, 2017

Maria (Amodio) Hirth, 97, of Tolland and formerly of Ellington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born in Sicily, Italy, the daughter of the late Guisseppe and Sebastiana (Interlandi) Amodio, she came to the United States in 1927 and lived in Brooklyn, NY, Hartford, East Hartford, and Ellington before moving to Tolland twenty-four years ago. Maria was employed by Pratt & Whitney...
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Joan Richards

November 2, 1932 - March 16, 2017

Joan (Sullivan) Richards, 84, of South Windsor, loving wife of the late Harry Richards, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late Mason and Frances (Berry) Sullivan, she grew up in Fredericksburg and lived in California, West Hartford and Bolton before moving to South Windsor in 1960. Joan was...
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Catherine Collins

December 17, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Catherine (Smyth) Collins, 88, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Porter A. Collins, died peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Catherine was born on December 17, 1928 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Mulholland) Smyth. She grew up in Hartford and was married to the love of her life, Porter A. Collins on October 22, 1949,...
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Ruth Louise Small

February 28, 1927 - March 7, 2017

Ruth Louise (Johnson) Small, 90, of Hartford beloved wife of the late Herbert Small died peacefully Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. The Daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie (Richmond) Johnson she was born in Newark NJ, on February 28, 1927 where she was raised, and attended Barnard Junior High School and graduated from Henry South Side High School. A resident of Connecticut...
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Wendy J. Ciparelli

December 12, 1952 - March 1, 2017

Wendy (Jolly) Ciparelli, 64, of Colchester, CT, beloved wife of 41 years to Peter Ciparelli, passed away at UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, following a courageous 16-year journey with cancer. Wendy was born December 12, 1952, in Putnam, CT, to Armand J. Jolly and the late Elsie L. (Murray) Jolly. Wendy grew up in Pomfret Center and graduated from Putnam...
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Joan Thompson

July 9, 1938 - February 28, 2017

Joan Brands Thompson, 78, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard N. Thompson passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Born July 9, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Julia S. Brands. Joan was a graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.S. Degree in Education and a member of Alpha Phi Women's Fraternity....
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Emily A. Molleur

November 22, 1929 - February 24, 2017

Emily A. (Jackowski) Molleur, 87, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Albert J. Molleur, died peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 22, 1929 in Lynn, MA, daughter of the late Alexander and Antoinette (Scziewski) Jackowski. Emily grew up in Hartford. She was married to the love of her life, Albert J. Molleur...
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Walter M. Brazalovich

June 25, 1937 - February 23, 2017

Walter M. Brazalovich, 79, of South Windsor, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 while at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Walter was born in Hartford on June 25, 1937 to the late Harry and Mary (Poloski) Brazalovich. He grew up in Hartford and after graduating High School went on to serve our country in The United States Coast Guard Reserves. Walter made his home in South Windsor where he lived...
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William Thomas Grenier

February 15, 1960 - February 22, 2017

William Thomas Grenier, 57, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Susan (Leclerc) Grenier, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. William was born on February 15, 1960 in Hartford, CT to the late Roland and Therese (Sirois) Grenier. A proud Hartford native, he graduated Bulkeley High School in 1978 and later attended Hartford State Tech. He married the love of...
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William R. Lanning

November 8, 1936 - February 20, 2017

Chief William R. Lanning, Ret., (Bill) 80, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Patricia (Aldrich) Lanning, died peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. William was born on November 8, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late Ralph and Grace Virginia (Babb) Moore and his step-father John Moore. He grew up in Manchester and at age 17...
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Madeline Larose Huot

November 12, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Madeline Larose Huot, 86, of South Windsor, Connecticut peacefully passed away on February 18, 2017, in Manchester. Our mom, "Maddie," was predeceased by her fun-loving husband, Donald R. Huot. Maddie was born at home in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on a chilly November 12, 1930, to her excited parents, Romeo and Florence Larose. She was the middle child with an older brother Robert (Bob), and a...
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Patricia S. Dillon

November 22, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Patricia S. (Sullivan) Dillon, 85, beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Dillon Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Patricia was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Anna (Taylor) Sullivan. She was born in Springfield, MA, and graduated from Torrington High School in 1949, She received her Nursing degree from the St. Francis School of Nursing in 1952 and moved to South...
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John E. Tersavich

June 9, 1926 - February 14, 2017

John E. Tersavich, 91, of South Windsor passed away Feb.13, 2017. He was born to the late John Tersavich and Catherine Tersavich Cushman and raised in South Windsor where he also built his home and raised his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife Rebecca Jane (Emerick) Tersavich (who he was reunited with on Valentine's Day!), infant twin daughters, and his brothers Howard Tersavich, and...
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Margaret Leona Metheny

January 30, 1921 - February 9, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Leona Metheny, 96, beloved wife of the late Theodore E. Metheny, died peacefully on February 9, 2017, at Manchester Manor. Born in Hartford on January 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John Fife and Isaline (Snow) Murray. After graduating from Weaver High School, she worked for Royal Typewriter in Hartford. Ted and Peg were married on November 24, 1945—upon Ted's...
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Gerald R. Paquette

August 27, 1938 - February 8, 2017

Gerald R. "Gerry" Paquette, 78, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Justine (King) Paquette, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Westside Care Center in Manchester, surrounded by his loving family. Gerry's family sends their sincere appreciation to the staff at Westside Care Center in Manchester. Thank you for taking such good care of Gerry these past two and a half years! Gerry...
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Ethel H. Singer

October 30, 1943 - February 6, 2017

Ethel Linda (Haindl) Singer, 73, of Boynton Beach, FL, (formerly of South Windsor, CT) beloved wife of George A. Singer passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 6, 2017. Ethel was born on October 30, 1943 and was raised in the Bronx, NY, where she met George at the young age of 13. She and George became an on again off again pair for the next several years and...
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Amadeo P. Galeota

March 5, 1922 - February 5, 2017

Amadeo P. Galeota, 94, of South Windsor, beloved husband of 68 years of Ercel C. Galeota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at The Villages at Buckland Court in South Windsor. Born in Hartford, CT to the late Joseph and Mary Galeota, he grew up attending Hartford schools and worked in his father's coal business. He proudly served in WWII in the United States Army 100th...
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Robert Anthony Charanian

November 9, 1936 - February 1, 2017

Robert Anthony Charanian, 80 of South Windsor, peacefully passed away on February 1, 2017 at Manchester Manor. A resident of South Windsor for over 50 years, Bob was born in Hartford on November 9, 1936. He was a son of the late Anthony Charanian and Irene (Budnick) Charanian. Bob graduated from Hartford High School and was active in the Alumni Committee over the years. He remained connected to...
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Cynthia E. Piacentini

November 30, 1959 - January 26, 2017

Cynthia E. Piacentini, 57, of South Windsor, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Cindy was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Carl and Elsie (Enes) Piacentini on November 30, 1959. She graduated from South Windsor High School Class of 1977. Cindy worked as a Veterinary Technician and loved animals. She was a big NASCAR fan, particularly Jimmie Johnson....
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Frank W. Lane

January 3, 1933 - January 26, 2017

Frank W. Lane, 84, of Exeter, NH formerly of South Windsor, CT, beloved husband of Eileen (Sheahan) Lane, died peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. Frank was born on January 3, 1933 in Derby, CT, son of the late Francis M. and Mary (Clynch) Lane. He grew up in Indian Neck/Branford, CT, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. Frank...
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Jeannette Terlaga

May 28, 1922 - January 25, 2017

Jeannette (Jean) Terlaga, 94, of South Windsor, CT, formerly of Windsor passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017, at Manchester Manor Nursing Home. Born in Seymour, CT to Kamila and George Pochron, she graduated Seymour High School in 1940. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1945, and was a practicing hygienist for much of her life. She belonged to...
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Maria Amelia Alexandre

August 10, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Maria "Amelia" (Moita) Alexandre, 96, beloved wife of Jose J. Alexandre passed away peacefully surrounded by her family January 24, 2017 at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Amelia was born in Capeludos, Portugal and emigrated to the United States in 1956. She settled in Hartford and lived there until 1984 when she moved to South Windsor. Amelia was the family matriarch, Mother and a hard worker,...
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Geraldine Lerz

July 2, 1944 - January 22, 2017

Geraldine "Geri" (Gioielli) Lerz, 72, of South Windsor, beloved wife and best friend of the late Ronald J. Lerz, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017 with her family by her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Jerry and Annette (Calabrese) Gioielli, she grew up in East Hartford where she met and married the love of her life. They moved to South Windsor to start a...
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Wanda Quesnette

February 8, 1908 - January 17, 2017

Wanda Quesnette, 108, of Dover, NH, formerly of East Hartford, CT, wife of the late Theodore P. Quesnette, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Bellamy Fields Assisted Living in Dover, NH. Wanda was born in Taunton, MA, on February 8, 1908, daughter of the late Katherine Luberda. Wanda was a strong, brave, spirited, adventurous woman who saw many things in her lifetime. Wanda...
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William Stephen Donovan, Sr.

January 23, 1927 - January 17, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce William S. Donovan Sr., of Enfield, CT and Wellfleet, MA, widow of Patricia C. Donovan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 17, 2017, after a short stay at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, CT, and just a few days before his 90th birthday. Bill was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late Timothy S. and Mary E. (Glynn) Donovan on...
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George Medeiros, Sr.

March 13, 1934 - January 14, 2017

George Medeiros Sr., 82, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Eileen (Oliveira) Medeiros, passed his life to the next on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home, the way George wanted it to be. George was born on March 13, 1934 in Fall River, MA, son of the late Joseph and Izalda (Pontes) Medeiros. He grew up in Fall River and served our country with the U. S. Army in the 82nd Airborne during...
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Arline Carfiro

August 15, 1944 - January 10, 2017

Arline Mailhiot Carfiro, 72, formerly of East Hartford, South Windsor and most recently Woodlake of Tolland nursing home, joined her beloved husband in heaven on Tuesday, January, 10, 2017. Arline was born on August 15, 1944 in Hartford, CT to Denis Mailhiot and Marie Gince. Arline worked as a meat wrapper for Shaw's Supermarket for many years before retiring. Arline was an avid gambler and was...
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John A. Stiebitz, Jr.

May 29, 1932 - January 6, 2017

John A. Stiebitz Jr., "Jack," age 84, of South Windsor, passed away suddenly on January 6, 2017. Born on May 29, 1932 to John A. and Doris (Kellner) Stiebitz He was born and raised in Rockville before marrying Jean Brewer, on August 8, 1953, and moving to South Windsor to raise his family. He graduated from Rockville High School where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. Upon...
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Concettina R. Siwik

May 20, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Concettina R. Siwik, beloved wife of 64 years to the late Chester J. Siwik, peacefully passed away Friday (January 6, 2017) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on May 20, 1923, daughter of the late Salvator Rizza and Margaret (Ferrero) Rizza. She had lived in Newington for 40 years and had lived in Vernon before moving to Rocky Hill. Concettina worked for Travelers in Hartford for 38 years....
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Melvin I. Swanson

December 29, 1937 - January 3, 2017

Melvin I. Swanson, 79, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Gwen (Glidden) Swanson, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 29, 1937 in North Billerica, MA, son of the late Karl E. and Ella G.(Wikman) Swanson. Melvin grew up in Bellerica, MA and graduated from Howe High School with the Class of...
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Mary Ellen Zeitz

November 26, 1934 - December 31, 2016

Mary Ellen Zeitz of South Windsor, beloved wife of Kurt E. Zeitz for 61 years died peacefully on December 31st, 2016. Mary Ellen was the daughter of William and Martha Atnarish (nee Seyter). Mary Ellen was born in November 26, 1934 and was raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Bloomfield High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University and worked with Dr. William Charney in the...
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Kristina Nicole Guay

February 13, 1981 - December 30, 2016

Kristina Nicole Guay, 35, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 13, 1981 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Irene (Poulin) Guay and Jacques R. Guay. Kristina was a graduate of South Windsor High School with the Class of 1999. She was a graduate of the Brio Academy of Cosmetology in Torrington and...
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Patricia A. Schopp

March 16, 1935 - December 13, 2016

Patricia A. (Elliott) Schopp, 81, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Raymond Schopp, died Tuesday (December 13, 2016) at home in prayer with her family at her side. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 16, 1935 daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Borland) Elliott. With her husband, Ray of fifty-four years, they raised their family in South Windsor. Patricia worked for 23 years at the South Windsor...
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Stanley Terlaga

June 16, 1920 - December 12, 2016

Stanley "Stan" Terlaga, 96, of South Windsor, formerly of Windsor, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Manchester Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Jeanette; his children; Kamila Drumm of Billerica, MA, Kelvin Terlaga of Wilmington, MA, and Maryanne Benoit of South Windsor, CT.; his 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He...
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Judith Schultz

September 6, 1932 - December 12, 2016

Judith Schultz, 84, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Crestfield Rehabilitation Center & Fenwood Manor in Manchester. Born in Hawley, Pennsylvania on September 6, 1932, the daughter of the late Alice (Painter) Schultz, Judy grew up and lived in Hawley and Vandling Pennsylvania. Her family moved to Windsor Locks in 1954 where she lived until moving to Manchester...
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Donald F. Bogli

November 18, 1934 - December 7, 2016

Donald F. Bogli, 82, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Mary-Jane (Becker) Bogli died peacefully on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Kimberly Hall with his family by his side. He was born on November 18, 1934 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Frederick and Marie C. (Drews) Bogli. Donald grew up in Glastonbury and graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1952. Donald served our country with the...
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Helen Olewnik Wenz

January 11, 1922 - December 6, 2016

Helen (Olewnik) Wenz, 94, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Merwin R. Wenz, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at home with her daughter by her side. She was born on January 11, 1922 in New Britain, CT. Helen was a graduate of New Britain High School. A resident of South Windsor for over 45 years, she worked at Pratt & Whitney, retiring in 1988 after 35 years of service. A...
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Regina A. Bednarz

May 26, 1939 - December 5, 2016

Regina A. (Niklinski) Bednarz, of South Windsor passed away Monday December 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John A. Bednarz, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Regina was born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Cyryl and Francis (Dziadul) Niklinski. She attended Sacred Heart School and Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain. She was a graduate of...
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Edward L. Strout, Jr.

April 6, 1945 - December 2, 2016

Edward L. Strout, Jr., 71, of Manchester, beloved husband of Lisa Mason, passed away at home on December 2, 2016. Edward was born in Tampa, Florida to the late Edward and Herthel (Butler) Strout on April 6, 1945. He grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine graduating from Bar Harbor High School and attended Springfield College. Edward was extremely passionate about sports whether playing Semi Pro baseball...
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Rodney A. Dubay

September 8, 1956 - November 30, 2016

Rodney A. "Rod" Dubay, 60, of Vernon, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Rodney was born in Hartford, CT on September 8, 1956, the son of Anastasia (Obar) Dubay of Vernon, and the late Harold Dubay. Rodney grew up in East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School with the Class of 1974. Rodney worked for Pratt...
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Mary Virginia Maziarz

May 29, 1928 - November 30, 2016

Mary Virginia (Gill) Maziarz, 88, of South Windsor and formerly of Enfield, wife of the late Stanley Maziarz, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Manchester Manor. She was born and raised in Lowell, MA, the daughter of the late Patrick and Gertrude (Kelley) Gill. She loved playing cards, cribbage, and puzzles. Mary shared her love of cards while volunteering at local...
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Evelyn Lathrop

June 23, 1933 - November 29, 2016

Evelyn (Mazza) Lathrop, 83, of Manchester, formerly of N. Ft. Meyers, FL and South Windsor, beloved wife of Bernard A. Lathrop died peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Ridgefield, CT, on June 23, 1933, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Murray) Mazza. Evelyn grew up in East Hartford and was a graduate of East Hartford High School. ...
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Elaine Kizis

February 29, 1932 - November 27, 2016

Elaine (Adamy) Kizis, 84, of South Windsor, beloved wife of over 65 years to Joseph A. Kizis, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, the daughter of the late Michael and Katherina (Demko) Adamy, she grew up and lived in Manchester before moving to South Windsor 65 years ago. Elaine was a graduate of Manchester High...
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Carolyn Files

June 28, 1939 - November 20, 2016

Carolyn "Lynn" (Wills) Files entered into eternal peace on Sunday November 20, 2016. Born in Billings, MT, she was the daughter of the late Robert Wills and Constance (Beeler) Wills. She grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving to Connecticut. She leaves behind her beloved children, Wendy of South Windsor, and Aric of Windsor Locks; and close friends, Pearl Lake of Willington, Kathleen Rhodes...
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Otilia B. Giansanti

January 15, 1922 - November 18, 2016

Otilia B. (Botelho) "Tillie" Giansanti, 94, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Victor G. Giansanti, died peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on January 15, 1922 in Fall River, MA, daughter of the late Antone and Anna (Raposa) Botelho. She was married to Victor G. Giansanti on Memorial Day 1942 and together they lived in Hartford, before moving...
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Frank A. Enes, Sr.

November 27, 1934 - November 17, 2016

Frank A. Enes, Sr., 81, of South Windsor, beloved husband of over 41 years to Carol (Barnett) Enes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Hartford, the son of the late William and Elsie (Harlow) Enes, he was a lifelong resident of South Windsor. Frank proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he was a HVAC...
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Eileen Keane

November 11, 1962 - November 12, 2016

Our hearts are full of grief at the passing of Eileen (Kuehnel) Keane, of South Windsor, beloved daughter of Elizabeth "Betty" (Martin) Kuehnel and the late William E. "Bill" Kuehnel, on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Born in Hartford on November 11, 1962, Eileen grew up in East Hartford, attended East Catholic High School and Southern Connecticut State University. She was a proud member of the...
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Marie-Paule Brouillette

April 21, 1925 - November 9, 2016

Marie-Paule (Tousignant) Brouillette, 91, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Paul A. Brouillette died peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at a local convalescent home. She was born on April 21, 1925 in Canada, daughter of the late Uldoric and Margaret (Duval) Tousignant. A resident of South Windsor, she was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church. She leaves her sister,...
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Juanita N. Dubiel

October 17, 1924 - November 4, 2016

Juanita N. (Crigger) Dubiel, 92, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Dubiel, died peacefully on Friday, November 4, 2016 surrounded by her family at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Storrs, CT. She was born on October 17, 1924 in Marianna (Yukon), WV, daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Spangler) Crigger. Juanita was a graduate of Big Creek High School in...
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Gilman A. Fournier

September 20, 1932 - November 2, 2016

Gilman A. Fournier, 84, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Eugena (Lavertue) Fournier, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 20, 1932 in Van Buren, Maine, son of the late Eusebe and Alexina (Laplante) Fournier. He was married to the love of his life, Eugena Lavertue on March 21, 1953, and together they lived in East Hartford...
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Connie Fay Summers

July 21, 1942 - November 1, 2016

Connie Fay Summers, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Robert V. Summers, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Residence at South Windsor Farms, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 21, 1942 in Marion, NC. Connie grew up in Marion, NC and later lived in Charlotte, NC, where she attended college. She was married to the love of her life, Robert Summers in 1963 and...
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Catharine C. Page

December 2, 1949 - October 31, 2016

Catharine C. Page, 66, of Broad Brook, CT passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 surrounded by her three children while at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Manchester, CT on December 2, 1949 to Francis and Beverly (Kehoe) Coope. Catharine lived in South Windsor for most of her life where she raised her family. She was a graduate of South Windsor High School. After living in...
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Jeanne R. Ota

May 19, 1949 - October 28, 2016

Jeanne R. Ota, 67, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Ed and Candace (Reynolds) Ota, she was a lifelong resident of South Windsor. She graduated from South Windsor High School, Class of 1967, and she earned her undergraduate degree from Nasson College in Maine. She was employed by the Institute for Community Research...
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Jean Wetherell

April 15, 1939 - October 28, 2016

Jean (Ellison) Wetherell, 77, of South Windsor, CT passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016. Jean was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Raymond and Doris (Benjamin) Ellison. She grew up and spent most of her life in South Windsor. A graduate of Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA, Jean was a dedicated mother and worked as an office manager at Dapra Corporation in Bloomfield, CT for...
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John P. Young, Jr.

October 10, 1939 - October 26, 2016

John P. Young Jr. "Jack", 77, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Mary (McCauley) Young, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 10, 1939 in Worcester, MA, son of the late John and Anne (Prohovich) Young. John grew up in West Boylston, MA and graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA. He served our country in...
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Mary Barrett

August 23, 1939 - October 24, 2016

Mary Barrett, 77, of South Windsor died unexpectedly on Monday, October 24, 2016 at her home. Mary was born on August 23, 1939 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Cornelius and Agnes (O'Brien) Barrett. She was a graduate of the University of Hartford. Mary worked for SNET for over 30 years. She leaves her brother, Peter Barrett and sister, Margaret Barrett both of East Hartford. A Mass of...
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Joseph Anthony Fradianni

November 21, 1938 - October 23, 2016

Joseph Anthony Fradianni, 77, of Vernon, formerly of South Windsor, beloved husband of Geraldine (Gulino) Fradianni, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Rockville Hospital. He was born on November 21, 1938 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Salvatore and Carmela (Quatrale) Fradianni. Joseph grew up in Hartford and attended St. Michael's School. He was a graduate of Weaver High School...
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Anna Regina Root

October 28, 1916 - October 20, 2016

Anna Regina (Brischler) Root, 99, of Bronx, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Riverdale, NY. Anna was born in DuBois, PA to the late Joseph and Agatha (Schwarz) Brischler. She was a devoted wife to John (Jack) Root prior to his passing in 1999. Anna grew up in the Throgg's Neck section of the Bronx before moving to Hastings-on-Hudson, NY after her marriage. In 1942, Anna and Jack...
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Keith Robert Carman

November 8, 1960 - October 18, 2016

Keith Robert Carman, 55, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Leslie "Lee" (O'Brien) Carman, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at home, surrounded by his family. Keith was born on November 8, 1960 in Manchester, CT, son of the late Eugene and Sylvia (Anderson) Carman. Keith grew up in Willington and graduated from E.O. Smith High School with the Class of 1978. Keith was always...
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Alice Belle Heiler

July 5, 1925 - October 14, 2016

Alice Belle (Wheatley) Heiler, 91, of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Robert Heiler, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2016. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late William and Alice (Burnham) Wheatley, she has lived in East Hartford for over 68 years. Prior to her retirement in 1990, Alice was employed as a sales associate for the former Land of Fashion in Manchester for...
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Helen Malinowski

December 20, 1928 - October 1, 2016

Mrs. Helen Malinowski née Kamis returned to her heavenly home on October 1, 2016 at the age of 87. She had recently resided at Woodlake at Tolland Health Center in Tolland, CT. Helen was born on December 20, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John and Frances (Kozma) Kamazis. She graduated from East Hartford High School and married Edmond, a veteran of the US Navy, in 1949. They...
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Julie Ann Yoast

September 1, 1935 - September 30, 2016

Julie Ann (Zukowski) Yoast, 81, beloved wife of the late Billy R. Yoast, passed away on Friday, September 30 at The Hearth in Glastonbury, where she had lived for the past year. Born in New Britain, Connecticut on September 1, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Nahille) Zukowski. Julie lived in various locations during her lifetime including Connecticut, Colorado, and...
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Ann Brown

January 7, 1932 - September 29, 2016

Ann (Homer) Brown, 84, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard E. Brown, died peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 7, 1932 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late Roy A. and Isabelle (Townsend) Homer. Ann grew up in Cincinnati, OH, graduated from Madeira High School with the Class of 1950, and went on...
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Jeanne D'arc Chasse

November 19, 1931 - September 25, 2016

Jeanne D'arc (Michaud) Chasse, 84, of South Windsor, formerly of East Hartford, beloved wife of the late Joseph Albert Chasse, died peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born on November 19, 1931 in Upper Frenchville, ME, daughter of the late Rene and Mabel (Pelletier) Michaud. She attended Mt. Mercy School in Waterville, Maine. She...
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Steven C. Freddo

September 13, 1952 - September 23, 2016

Steven C. Freddo, 64, of Andover, beloved husband of Sharon Freddo, died peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. Steve was born on September 13, 1952 in Manchester, CT, the son of Eleanor (Morrison) Freddo and the late Joseph A. Freddo. He was a graduate of Bolton High School in 1970 and went on to graduate from Middlesex Community College. ...
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Jacquelyn A. Gallagher

July 4, 1953 - September 19, 2016

Jacquelyn A. Gallagher, 63, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2016, surrounded by her family after giving cancer a run for its money for over the last year. Born in Hartford, Jackie was the beloved daughter of the late John and June (Nerine) Pinto, and a proud graduate of South Catholic High School, Class of 1971. After high school, she continued her studies in Accounting...
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Rachel Youell

February 13, 1923 - September 19, 2016

Rachel (Hebert) Youell, 93, of Avon, formerly of Manchester, CT and Dennis, MA beloved wife of the late Louis W. Youell, died peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 13, 1923 in Westbrook, ME, daughter of the late Thomas and Alvina (Roderick) Hebert. Rachel lived in Manchester for many years and worked as a Loan Processor for CSEA Credit...
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Frances Ann O'Brien

September 16, 2016

Frances Ann (Piccoli) O'Brien, 74, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Thomas O'Brien, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Faenza) Piccoli, she grew up in Hartford and has lived in East Hartford for most of her life. Prior to her retirement, Frances was employed by Stop & Shop in Manchester...
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Ryszard Strzelecki

October 15, 1948 - September 13, 2016

Ryszard Strzelecki, 67, of South Windsor, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on October 15, 1948 in Radzilow, Poland. Ryszard was pre-deceased by his father, Stanislaw Strzelecki. Ryszard grew up in Poland and came to the U.S. in 1966. He was the loving husband of Celina (Golas) Strzelecki—the love of his...
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Bonnie Thompson Enes

September 27, 1944 - September 8, 2016

Bonnie Thompson Enes, age 71 went to rest peacefully on September 8, 2016 after her strong fight with cancer. Bonnie was born October 27, 1944 to the late Charles and Virginia Enes of South Windsor. Bonnie enjoyed gardening, biking, hiking and the beach where she would sit by the water's edge with her toes in the sand. She and her daughter shared their passion for photography and love for...
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Edith Camillo Stead

January 1, 1919 - September 8, 2016

Edith "Italia" (Camillo) Stead, 97, of South Windsor, beloved wife of 72 years to Melvin Stead Sr., passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning September 8, 2016 with her daughters comforting her at her bedside. She was born to Italian immigrants Guisseppe and Maria (Ternullo) Camillo January 1, 1919 in Willimantic CT. Raised in a rich Italian heritage by strict but loving parents, her...
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Jean Frances Leete

July 6, 1943 - September 7, 2016

Jean Frances (Markella) Leete, 73, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard L. Leete, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at home in the loving care of her husband. She was born on July 6, 1943 in Brockton, MA, daughter of the late Ermon and Mattie Marie (Morgan) Markella. Jean was a graduate of Brockton High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of...
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Gilles Y. LaRochelle

September 15, 1929 - September 5, 2016

Gilles Yvon LaRochelle, 86, of Vernon, formerly of East Hartford, beloved husband of Gaetane (Champagne) LaRochelle, died peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain with his wife of 54 years by his side. Gilles was born September 15, 1929 in Saint-Prosper, Canada, son of the late Johnny and Emma (Champagne) LaRochelle. Gilles grew up in Canada and...
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William August Eichner

October 21, 1951 - September 5, 2016

William August "Billy" Eichner, 64, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Diane Lynn (Kurth) Eichner, died unexpectedly on Monday September 5, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Billy was born on October 21, 1951 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Joseph William and Hulda (Klein) Eichner. Billy grew up in Coventry and was a graduate of Coventry High School. He served our country during Vietnam...
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Kathryn Higgins Jarvis

September 15, 1947 - August 31, 2016

Kathryn Higgins Jarvis, 68, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2016 at St Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on September 15, 1947, she was the beloved daughter of the late John F. and Grace (Preston) Higgins and the loving wife of the late Raymond Joseph Jarvis. Kathryn was raised in Hartford and graduated from Northwest Catholic High School, Class of 1966. She attended St....
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Clara A. Guastamachio

July 15, 1921 - August 27, 2016

Clara A. (Boy) Guastamachio (Chloe), 95, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Guastamachio, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was born on July 15, 1921 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Rudolph and Emma Boy. Chloe was married to her husband Joseph in 1948 and together they lived in East Hartford and South Windsor. She leaves her children, Gary Guastamachio...
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Rocco Eugene Montano

July 15, 1945 - August 25, 2016

Rocco Eugene "Rock" Montano, 71, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Diana (DaFonte) Montano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. Rocco was born on July 15, 1945 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Eugene "Nish" and Eva (Sparveri) Montano. Rocco grew up in East Hartford and attended St. Mary's School and East Hartford High School....
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Patricia Ann Sanderson

September 12, 1951 - August 23, 2016

Patricia Ann (Chaia) Sanderson, 64, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Robert B. Sanderson, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 12, 1951 in Hartford, the daughter of Beatrice (Kosky) Chaia and the late Stanley Chaia. Patricia grew up in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School with the Class of 1969. She...
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Pierre P. Lessard

October 25, 1939 - August 22, 2016

Pierre P. Lessard, 76, of South Windsor, passed away on August 22, 2016. He was born in Fall River, MA on October 25, 1939 and was the son of the late Joseph M. and Regina (Desjardins) Lessard. Pierre graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he was employed by General Electric Corporation in Waynesboro, Virginia as an electrical...
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Marilyn M. Coffin

May 27, 1938 - August 17, 2016

Marilyn M. Coffin, 78, beloved wife of Rodney E. Coffin, and daughter of the late Cyril and Bernadette (Gagnon) Forbes, passed away peacefully in her home on August 17th, 2016. Marilyn was an extraordinary woman who carried an honest and generous soul that touched everybody who knew her. She was an amazing cook, a gifted musician, and a talented self-taught painter. Her paintings had been...
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Julie Ann Raymond

December 4, 1952 - August 16, 2016

Julie "Annie" Raymond, 63, of Manchester, formerly of Florida and South Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 while at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Annie was born on December 4, 1952 in Hartford to the late Michael and Mary (Kaminsky) Jevitts. She was a graduate of South Catholic High School class of 1970. Annie lived in East Hartford before settling in South Windsor where she...
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Diane E. Haley

April 8, 1945 - August 12, 2016

Diane E. Haley, 71, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2016 in Windsor. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 8, 1945, she was the beloved daughter of the late Harry R. and Mary T. (Wall) Haley. Following her graduation from South Windsor High School in 1963, Diane earned her Bachelor's degree after attending the University of Bridgeport and Teikyo Post University. She...
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Beryle Giuca

January 5, 1925 - August 5, 2016

Beryle (Buckler) Giuca, 91, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Joseph Giuca, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2016. Born in Natick, MA, the daughter of the late Alden and Marion (Sawyer) Buckler, she grew up and lived in Natick, MA and Manchester before moving to Vernon in 1990. She worked in the business office of Manchester Memorial Hospital for over 35 years before retiring in...
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Raymond K. Morin

November 7, 1935 - August 4, 2016

Raymond K. Morin, Sr., 80½ of South Windsor passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 04 AUG 2016, under Hospice Care, in South Windsor, CT, with his family at his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was born at home in New Bedford, MA on 07 NOV 1935, the son of the late Ovila David Peter and Olga Cunha (Madeiros) Morin. He grew up in New Bedford, and his life was one of hard work. ...
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Gilberte H. Cyr

April 9, 1920 - August 2, 2016

Gilberte H. Cyr, 96, of South Windsor, formerly of Newington, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland after a brief illness. Gilberte was born April 9, 1920 and grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada before getting married to the late Louis Cyr, relocating to West Hartford in 1950, and then to South Windsor in 2001. She is survived by her son, Roderique (Rick)...
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Michael J. DiBella, Jr.

August 27, 1935 - July 25, 2016

Michael J. DiBella, Jr., 80, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born and raised in Hartford, he was the beloved son of the late Michael and Maria (Ferriroli) DiBella. Following his high school graduation, Mike served faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, followed by service with the U.S. Reserves. Mike continued his service...
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Alex T. Zimmer

June 30, 1989 - July 23, 2016

Alex Thomas Zimmer, 27, of Tolland died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 as a result of a heroin overdose after 2 ½ years of sobriety. Alex was born on June 30, 1989 in Hartford, CT. Alex is survived by his mother Laura Rankin and her husband Eric of South Windsor, his father, John Zimmer and his longtime companion Cindy Eastman of Windsor Locks. He also leaves his four brothers Andrew Zimmer,...
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