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Welcome to the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home website. We are a new funeral home in the center of Prospect on Rt. 69, next to the Post Office. As a funeral home, it is our sincere desire to reach out to the residents of Prospect and the surrounding communities to provide you with compassionate funeral service honoring the life of your deceased loved one; thus our logo “The Tree of Life”. We will honor the life of your deceased loved one with services that are respectful of his/her cultural traditions and spiritual practices. Our facility is designed for the comfort and convenience of all our clients. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home has a non-denominational spiritual chapel, a childrens’ play room easily visible to parents, a family lounge for those seeking a few minutes of solitude, and a large homey waiting area with fireplace for those that are waiting to visit the family.


Our Obituaries

Victor Kogelis, Sr.

August 19, 1927 - January 24, 2017

Victor Kogelis, 89, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Virginia (Sarafin) Kogelis. He was born August 19, 1927 in Raseiniai, Lithuania to Leonas and Sofia (Sukevicious) Kogelis. Victor immigrated to the U.S. during World War II, first stowing away on an American carrier with help from American...
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Virginia D. Wright

July 26, 1944 - January 23, 2017

Virginia Diane Wright, 72, born in Waterbury on July 26, 1944, entered into eternal rest on January 23, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by family. She was the widow of Arthur T. Canady, predeceased by her father, Wilbert Wright and one brother, David Wright. Survived by her mother Mildred E. Paris; two sons: Leon "Tiny" Canady, Jason E. Canady; one daughter, Shawne D. Johnson (Elliott...
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John L. Kerner, Sr.

May 27, 1936 - January 22, 2017

John L. Kerner, Sr, 80, of Prospect, passed away Sunday January 22, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia Ann (McKee) Kerner. John Kerner was born in Middlebury on May 27, 1936 son of the late John "Jack" and Mae (Lawson) Kerner and stepson of Ruth (Stroberg) Kerner. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a toolmaker and...
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Edward Armando Aybar

October 21, 1955 - January 21, 2017

Edward Armando Aybar, 61, of Waterbury died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the VITAS Unit of St. Mary's Hospital Waterbury surrounded by his family. Edward was born October 21, 1955 in Santiago, Dominican Republic, son of Lidia R. (Lopez) Aybar of Waterbury and the late Buenaventure Aybar. Prior to his illness, Edward was a Warehouse Supervisor for Macy's Warehouse. Edward was a devoted...
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William "Bill" Butler

January 28, 1940 - January 18, 2017

William (Bill) L. Butler, 76, of Bloomfield, husband of Brenda Byrd-Butler, died unexpectedly on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Mr. Butler was the son of the late Ira Butler and Jessie Rivers-Hall. Born in Montrose, Georgia on January 28, 1940, he was educated in Waterbury and attended Slocum Elementary School and Wilby High School. Bill attended Grace Baptist Church. He loved sports and was an...
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Shirley Ann (Montambault) March

February 27, 1924 - January 18, 2017

Shirley Ann (Montambault) March, age 92, resident of Prospect, entered into eternal rest at the VITAS Unit in St. Mary's Hospital on Jan. 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard J. March. She was born Feb. 27, 1924 in Naugatuck, CT, daughter of the late ¬Theodore (Ted) & Eva Fae (LaPointe) Montambault. She worked as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital since 1976 until her...
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Rita (Dessureault) Lombardi

June 12, 1925 - January 17, 2017

Best Grandmother in the World Rita (Dessureault) Lombardi, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at RegalCare at Prospect. She was the wife of the late Joseph "Lum" Lombardi. She was born June 12, 1925 in Platts Mills, Waterbury daughter of the late William and Anna (Brouillette) Dessureault. She leaves her cherished granddaughter, Lauren N. Lombardi of Waterbury;...
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Aaron Stewart

January 24, 1970 - January 16, 2017

Aaron Stewart, 46, of Prospect, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2017. He was the husband of Tammy (Clark) Stewart. He was born on January 24, 1970 in New Haven, CT, a son of Julia (Dennis) (Stewart) Oskwarek and the late Alan Stewart. Aaron enjoyed yardwork, Nascar, and loved listening to "Oldies" music but most of all spending time with his grandbabies. He was a...
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Dominic Proto

July 3, 1942 - January 4, 2017

Dominic Proto, 74, of Prospect died peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at CT Hospice in Branford. He was the beloved husband of Virginia Zwack Proto. Dominic was born on July 3, 1942 in New Haven, son of the late Alfred Proto and Concetta Benevento Proto. He was predeceased by his brother, Louis Proto, and his stepfather Robert Hotchkiss. He served...
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Michele F. Dirzius

January 21, 1981 - January 1, 2017

Michele Dirzius, 35, of Prospect, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was the daughter of Pamela Dirzius-Wright of Prospect and the late Frank Dirzius. She was born on January 21, 1981 in Waterbury, CT. Michele loved children and worked as a nanny and in her free time played in a Prospect Women's Softball League. She was a graduate of Wolcott High School, attended...
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Leroy Roy Schellhardt

December 22, 1924 - December 29, 2016

On December 29, Leroy Frederick "Roy" Schellhardt died peacefully inhis sleep at the Glendale Nursing Center in Naugatuck.  He had just celebrated his 92nd birthday, on December 22, and had recently received a pin for 65 years of service in Freemasonry. Roy had lived for 6 years in his nursing home, leading a monthly "Sing Along" for residents.  Before that, he lived in Waterbury for 18...
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Virginia M. St. Amand

May 2, 1925 - December 28, 2016

Waterbury – Virginia Martha (Thibodeau) St.Amand My mom and best friend, Virginia Martha (Thibodeau) St.Amand has been reunited in God's magnificent heaven, with her husband Leon and son Michael. She passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 91, while in the caring hands of the staff of North Two at Waterbury Gardens. She was born on 5/2/1925 in Millenocket Maine to Louis...
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Robert D. Lockwood

March 25, 1931 - December 27, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Robert David Lockwood, age 85, of Prospect passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St Marys Hospital, Vitas Hospice in Waterbury. He was the widower of Gloria Phyllis (Yarosis) Lockwood. Mr. Lockwood was born March 25, 1931 in Waterbury, son of the late John and Marjorie (Kenyon) Lockwood. Robert proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean war and worked...
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Mary D. Turner

February 19, 1948 - December 26, 2016

Naugatuck – Mrs. Mary Diana (Beaudry) Turner, age 68, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on Monday December 26, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the former wife of Elgin Turner. Mrs. Turner was born February 19, 1948 in Lowell, MA. She was retired after working as a supervisor in Cottage 18 at Southbury Training School and was a member of the American Legion...
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Charles E. (Charlie) LaFlamme, Sr.

January 5, 1926 - December 22, 2016

Businessman and Real Estate Entrepreneur Charles E. LaFlamme Sr. (Charlie), 90, of Oakville CT, passed away on December 22, 2016. Charlie was born on January 5, 1926. He was the son of Louis and Josephine LaFlamme. He was married to Tomasina (Bess) LaFlamme. Charlie was a well known business man and real estate developer. He will be remembered for his tireless work ethic and energetic...
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George R. Fraser, Jr.

May 27, 1933 - December 21, 2016

George Raymond Fraser, Jr., age 83, of Prospect died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at St Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. He was the husband of Arlene (DeSantis) Fraser. George was born May 27, 1933 in Bridgeport a son of the late George R. and Helen (Vitko) Fraser, Sr. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement George worked as a Computer Programmer...
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Nancy Cederholm

January 31, 1958 - December 21, 2016

Nancy Cederholm, 58, passed on the longest night of the year, December 21, 2016. Most recently a resident of Waterbury, CT, Nancy was born in New Haven, to parents Arthur and Lillian Swanat. The youngest of three siblings—Susan, Barbara, and David—Nancy grew up in Seymour, and attended school there. She married Craig Cederholm, 61, in 1977, and they purchased a home across from Hoadley Pond...
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Raymond Wallace Smith, Jr.

November 29, 1955 - December 17, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Raymond Wallace Smith, Jr., age 62, of Prospect, died Saturday December 17, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was the husband of Rosemary Ann (Mullins) Smith. Mr. Smith was born November 29, 1955 in Waterbury son of the late Raymond Wallace Smith, Sr. and the late Sally (Pawloski) Smith. He worked as a Software Engineer for United Technologies for 30 years and was...
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Officer James A. Wyrick

April 16, 1920 - December 6, 2016

JAMES A. WYRICK Veteran and Retired Policeman   Officer James Albert Wyrick, 96, husband of the late Catherine "Kay" (Daniels)Wyrick passed away peacefully surrounded by  his two daughters on Tuesday,  December 6, 2016 at Abbott Terrace Health Center. He  was a resident at The    Village of East Farms for five years before his recent move to the Health Center. James was born in...
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Torell Antonio Browne

February 18, 1998 - December 2, 2016

Waterbury - Torell A. Browne, age 18, of Waterbury, passed away Friday December 2, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Torell was born in Georgetown, Guyana on February 18, 1998 a son of Shella A. Fraser of Waterbury and the late Trevor Browne. He was the stepson of Ronald Johnson of Georgetown, Guyana. He was a student at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Torell was a kind hearted, ambitious,...
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Gabriel Gonzalez

March 18, 1912 - November 29, 2016

Waterbury - Gabriel Tano Gonzalez of Waterbury,Ct age 104 Passed away November 29,2016 at Vitas Hospice Care. He was the widow of Candida (Davila)Gonzalez. Gabriel was born on March 18 ,1912 in Rio Piedras , Puerto Rico. The son of Pedro Rodriguez and Martina Gonzalez. He worked at St Mary's Hospital in the laundry dept for 30yrs until his retirement. Gabriel is survived by his son...
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Stanley J. Audietis

September 11, 1936 - November 28, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Stanley J. Audietis, age 80, of Prospect passed away Monday November 28, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the loving husband, for 58 years, of Barbara (Celone) Audietis who he met at Woolworth's five and dime store. Mr. Audietis was born September 11, 1936 in Waterbury a son of the late Stanley C. and Tophelia (Greggis) Audietis. He was retired as the owner for 30 years of...
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Patricia (Larrivee) Teta

February 27, 1936 - November 27, 2016

Naugatuck - Patricia (Larrivee) (Medina) Teta, age 80, of Naugatuck, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Village At East Farms of Waterbury. She was the widow of Anthony Teta. Patricia was born February 27, 1936 in Waterbury a daughter of the late Edward and Simone (Lacount) Larrivee. She was a Sacred Heart High School Graduate. Patricia was a successful business owner, prior to her...
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Joan R. Bouchard

July 12, 1931 - November 25, 2016

Prospect - Joan R. Bouchard, age 85, of Prospect died Friday, November 25, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Norman James Bouchard. Joan was born July 12, 1931 in Boston, MA a daughter of the late Sylvia S. Bacon and step daughter of William Bartlett Bacon. She enjoyed reading, knitting and was a huge Boston Red Sox fan. Joan is survived by her...
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Robert Charles Elderkin

November 3, 1943 - November 18, 2016

NAUGATUCK - Robert Charles Elderkin passed into eternal peace on Friday, November 18, 2016 after a long illness. His family extend their gratitude to Beacon Brook Health Care Center in Naugatuck and to Athena Home Health & Hospice. Bob was born in Waterbury on November 3, 1943 a son of the late Frank and Eva (Daniels) Elderkin of Middlebury. He was a 1961 graduate of Croft High School of...
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Robert E. Lamontagne

January 27, 1941 - November 16, 2016

Prospect – Robert E. Lamontagne, age 75, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Gloria Yvonne (Bouthot) Lamontagne. Mr. Lamontagne was born in Waterbury on January 27, 1941 son of the late Ernest and Catherine (Wallace) Lamontagne. He was retired after working for many years as a master carpenter and was a...
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Genevieve (Valente) Berube

May 16, 1916 - November 15, 2016

Formerly of Prospect Mrs. Genevieve Berube, age: 100, of Waterbury, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at VITAS unit of St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of John E. Berube. Genevieve was born May 16, 1916 in Clarendon Springs, Vermont a daughter of the late Tomaso and Lucia (Rosato) Valente. She was retired from Timex where she had worked as an inspector...
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Corinne (Massicotte) Chabot

October 21, 1926 - November 15, 2016

Corinne Y.(Massicotte) Chabot, age 90, of Waterbury, long time resident of Cheshire and communicant of St. Bridget Church died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Cheshire House of Waterbury. She was the widow of Emmanuel J. Chabot Mrs. Chabot was born October 21, 1926 in Waterbury, CT. a daughter of the late Joseph and Jeanette (Greenwood) Massicotte. She worked in the cafeteria at Cheshire High...
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Blanche (Deschenes) LeBrun

June 6, 1943 - November 13, 2016

Blanche Marie (Deschenes) LeBrun, age 73, of Prospect died Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Waterbury, CT. Blanche was born June 6, 1943 in Waterbury, CT. daughter of the late Gerard Joseph and Irene Mary (Therrien) Deschenes. She formerly worked in data processing and enjoyed reading, collecting carousel horses and playing Bingo and Keno Blanche proudly...
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William C. Reilly

August 8, 1956 - November 11, 2016

Waterbury – Mr. William Charles Reilly, age 60, of Waterbury and Falmouth, MA, died Friday, November 11, 2016 unexpectedly on the 18th Hole at Portland West Golf Course. Mr. Reilly was born August 8, 1956 in Waterbury, a son of Jean (Mara) Reilly of Prospect and the late William E. Reilly. He was a member of the class of Holy Cross High School 1974 and the Culinary Institute of America...
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Michael S. Harrington

May 23, 1975 - November 9, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Michael Stephen Harrington, age 41, of Prospect, died unexpectedly on Wednesday November 9, 2016. He was the husband of Deirdre Sheridan. Mike was born in Hartford on May 23, 1975 only son of Stephen and Judy Harrington of South Yarmouth, MA. He formerly worked as a Judicial Marshal in New Haven. In addition to his Wife and Parents, Mr. Harrington is survived by a son:...
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Benjamin A. Gentile, Sr.

August 6, 1932 - November 5, 2016

WATERFORD – Mr. Benjamin A. Gentile Sr., age 84, of East Lyme, formerly of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Greentree Manor, Waterford. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Gunderman) Gentile. Mr. Gentile was born August 6, 1932 in Bridgeport, son of the late Antonio and Maria (Colucci) Gentile. After retiring from Sikorsky Aircraft, he became a housing...
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Ivor Walters

October 11, 1937 - November 2, 2016


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Paul William Fortin

February 10, 1949 - November 1, 2016

Waterbury – Mr. Paul William Fortin, age 67, of Waterbury passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Geraldine M. (Caggiano) Fortin. Paul was born in Waterbury on February 10, 1949 a son of Larry Fortin of Middlebury and the late Millie Fortin. He was retired from the Chase Collegiate School after 25 years of service and was a long time member of...
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Jean Pemberton

January 29, 1935 - October 24, 2016

Beacon Falls - Mrs. Jean L. (Jenkins) Pemberton, age 81, of Beacon Falls, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday October 24, 2016 surrounded by her loving children. She was the widow of Douglas R. Pemberton, Sr.   Mrs. Pemberton was born on January 29, 1935 in Albany, New York a daughter of the late Carl L. Jenkins, Sr. and the late Lorraine Anne (Rowe) Jenkins. She married the love of...
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MaryJane Miller

June 6, 1950 - October 22, 2016

Mrs. MaryJane Miller (Callahan), age 66, of Naugatuck, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016. She was the wife of Jerry Miller. MaryJane was born June 6, 1950 in Waterbury, CT, a daughter of the late John "Happy" and Mary Callahan. Her strong Irish roots gave her a great love of collecting Irish themed collectables. After graduating from Waterbury School of Nursing, she worked as a LPN...
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Leroy Kelly

November 15, 1930 - October 18, 2016

Homegoing Service for Mr. Leroy Kelly A Life Well Spent Mr. Leroy Kelly, 85, left us on October 18, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born November 15, 1930 in Sardis, Mississippi and moved to Waterbury in 1998. He was a Navy Veteran and retired from Banner Towels in 1996. Mr. Kelly was a family man and always wanted to be in the presence of family. He enjoyed watching old...
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Gaetano M. Rossi

October 20, 1935 - October 17, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Gaetano "Guy" M. Rossi, age 80, of Prospect, passed away Monday October 17, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Rossi was born October 20, 1935 in New York, New York, a son of the late Nicholas and Olympia (Mazza) Rossi. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Rossi was retired...
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John F. Maroney

December 12, 1933 - October 15, 2016

Waterbury - Mr. John F. Maroney, age 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 15, 2016.   Mr. Maroney was born in Waterbury on December 12, 1933 a son of the late John F. and Ruth (Steimley) Maroney. He was retired after working for many years in the restaurant business as the former owner of My Brother's Place in Naugatuck and Maroney's Restaurant in Waterbury and also formerly worked...
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Diane Marie Demora

March 15, 1955 - October 14, 2016


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DeAwngellice "D.J." Bell

May 11, 1963 - October 11, 2016

New Haven - DeAwngellice "D.J." Bell, age 53, of New Haven, passed away Tuesday October 11,2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital.   DeAwngellice was born in New Haven on May 11,1963 a daughter of Michael Gore, Sr. of Richmond, VA and Yzvonne Gore of New Haven. She was retired from Yale New Haven Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the Christian Love Center in New...
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Stephen J. Reilly

September 22, 1953 - October 11, 2016

Stephen J. Reilly, 63 passed away at Abbott Terrace on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 after a long illness of cancer. Mr. Reilly had celebrated his birthday on September 22, 2016 surrounded by the love from his sister, nieces, nephew and great nieces and nephews. He really enjoyed being in the company of the children on this particular birthday. He was the son of the late Anne (McNellis) and...
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Cathryn Lucienne Morris

September 7, 1955 - October 10, 2016

Mrs. Cathryn Lucienne (Arquette) Morris, age 61, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly on Monday October 10, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the wife of Swanie E. Morris. Mrs. Morris was born in Belfast, Maine on September 7, 1955 a daughter of the late Gerald and Lucienne (Collins) Arquette. She was retired after working as a Unit Scheduler at the Southbury Training School for 28 years....
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Richard J. Beaudoin

December 5, 1932 - October 10, 2016

Prospect - Mr. Richard J. Beaudoin, age 83, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Monday October 10, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marybeth (Hughes) Beaudoin. Mr. Beaudoin as born in Waterbury on December 5, 1932 a son of the late Ovila and Rachel (Lussier) Beaudoin. He was retired from Hamden Steel where he had worked as a mechanic for many...
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Priscilla Cromwell

December 30, 1942 - October 9, 2016


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Carmen Solivan Gonzalez

May 4, 1932 - September 18, 2016


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Richard and Suzanne Santerre

August 18, 1939 - September 13, 2016

Watertown – Mr. Richard Santerre, age 77, of Watertown, and formerly of Wildwood and The Villages, Florida, East Haddam and Woodbury, CT, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Suzanne Rita (Parker) Santerre, with whom he was married to for over 50 years. Mr. Santerre was born August 18, 1939 in Bristol, CT and...
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David S. Hay

March 14, 1959 - September 12, 2016

Naugatuck - Mr. David Scott Hay, age 57, of Naugatuck, passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 12, 2016. He was the husband for 26 years of Judith M. (Rogers) Hay. Mr. Hay was born in Waterbury on March 14, 1959 a son of the late John and Lorraine (Ackerman) Hay. He worked for 17 years as a Supervisor at Events by Superior. He enjoyed fishing and doing mechanical work. In addition to...
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Charlotte Ann Morey

October 29, 1931 - September 12, 2016


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Louis Joseph Morelli, Jr.

October 4, 1933 - September 10, 2016

Prospect - Mr. Louis Joseph Morelli, Jr., age 82, of Prospect, passed away on Saturday September 10, 2016 at the Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center. He was the loving husband of Jennie Eugenia (Massarelli) Morelli.   Mr. Morelli was born in New Britain on October 4, 1933 a son of the late Louis Joseph Morelli, Sr. and the late Anna (Tartar) Morelli. He was retired after working for many...
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Anita Doris Norse

May 23, 1929 - September 9, 2016

Oxford, Alabama - Mrs. Anita Doris (Lightfoot) Norse, age 87, of Oxford, Alabama, formerly of Vermont, passed away peacefully on Friday September 9, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Oxford, Alabama. Mrs. Norse was born in Winhall, Vermont on May 23, 1929 daughter of the late William Lightfoot and the late Doris (Williams) (Lightfoot) Lane. She was retired after working as a C.N.A. and...
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Marta L. Gali Rosado

July 29, 1951 - September 8, 2016


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Ruth Ann Fairchild

May 6, 1930 - September 8, 2016


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Richard Earl Lounsbury, Sr.

January 9, 1927 - September 5, 2016

Seymour – Mr. Richard Earl Lounsbury, age 89, of Seymour, passed away peacefully on Monday September 5, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Pauline (Waskewicz) Lounsbury. Mr. Lounsbury was born in New Haven on January 9, 1927 a son of the late John T. and Mary (Brososki) Lounsbury. He was retired from Anaconda American Brass where he had worked as a Cost...
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Margaret M. Vance

September 11, 1930 - September 2, 2016

Prospect - Mrs. Margaret M. (Connor) Vance, age 85, of Prospect, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday September 2, 2016. She was the widow of Robert J. Vance.   Mrs. Vance was born September 11, 1930 in Waterbury a daughter of the late Daniel and Theresa (Lynch) Connor. She was retired after working for many years as an Office Manager at Chase Brass and was a communicant of St....
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William Leon

June 19, 1944 - September 1, 2016


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Laura S. Brault

January 2, 1960 - August 31, 2016

She leaves behind her husband Ronald Renta, her daughter Wendy Paradis and her husband Nicholas Ashley, her son Christopher Paradis and his wife Angela, her son Nicholas McCarthy and his wife Elisabeth Maguda, 7 grandchildren, her parents Susan and Ernest Brault along with 7 brothers and sisters. and several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed. We will keep everyone updated on the...
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Aida Emelia Borges

June 11, 1927 - August 29, 2016


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Filomena Pizzuto

November 27, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Filomena A. (Mencio) Pizzuto, age 91, of Waterbury, passed away on Sunday August 28, 2016. She was the wife of the late Anthony Pizzuto. Filomena was born on November 27, 1924 a daughter of the late Gregorio and Maria (Contadini) Mencio. She graduated from Waterbury Catholic High school. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister in law. She was an avid reader. ...
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Rosa Maria Simoes

March 10, 1951 - August 28, 2016

Cheshire - Mrs. Rosa Maria (Freitas) Simoes, age 65, of Cheshire, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 28, 2016 at her home. She was the widow of Jose Simoes. Mrs. Simoes was born in Portugal on March 10, 1951 a daughter of the late Jose and Bernadine Freitas. She was retired from Peter Paul in Naugatuck and was a communicant and member of the Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Fatima Church in...
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Vivian Luisa Rodriguez

August 25, 1955 - August 25, 2016

Miami, Florida - Vivian Luisa Rodriguez, age 61, of Miami, Florida, passed away on Thursday August 25, 2016 at Kendall Regional Hospital in Miami after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.. Vivian was born on August 25, 1955 in Antilla, Oriente, Cuba a daughter of the late Manuel and Ana Celia (Arafet) Rodriguez. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Barry...
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Jose Manuel Gonzalez Pabon

March 11, 1970 - August 20, 2016


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Ronald J. Meservey

April 4, 1972 - August 19, 2016

Sandwich, New Hampshire – Mr. Ronald John Meservey, age 44, of Sandwich, N.H., formerly of Naugatuck, passed away August 18, 2016 at his home. Mr. Meservey was born April 4, 1972 in Bangor, Maine a son of Dorothy (Gould) Meservey of Naugatuck and the late Harrison Meservey. He worked as a grocery clerk and was a former communicant of St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church in Naugatuck. ...
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Joseph DePalma

August 14, 1962 - August 14, 2016

Prospect - Mr. Joseph DePalma, age 54, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 14, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. He was the husband of the late Karen (Daley) DePalma.   Mr. DePalma was born in the Bronx, New York on August 14, 1962 the son of Erminia (Maneggia) DePalma of Charlestown, RI and the late Anthony John DePalma. He graduated from Central Connecticut State...
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Madeline M. Sacco

March 22, 1922 - August 11, 2016

Southington - Mrs. Madeline M. (Harrison) Sacco, age 94, of Southington, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 11, 2016 at St Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Frank Charles Sacco. Mrs. Sacco was born March 22, 1922 in Carroll County, TN a daughter of the late John and Leah (Turner) Harrison. She enjoyed playing cards, golfing and watching her...
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Diane Piscitelli

January 15, 1951 - August 9, 2016


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Lisa C. Loggins Burns

October 7, 1964 - August 8, 2016

Prospect - Lisa Colleen Loggins, 51, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at her home in Prospect. Lisa was born October 7, 1964 in Gustine, CA, a daughter of the late Billy Eugene and Roxie (Driskell) Loggins. Lisa enjoyed reading, listening to music, and going for walks. She is survived by her daughter Kristen Chaney of Prospect; her sister Terri Fowler and nephew and niece, Todd and...
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Laurita Marie Prior

January 23, 1933 - August 4, 2016


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Marguerite M Trella

July 7, 1930 - July 30, 2016

Middlebury - Mrs. Marguerite M. (D'Andrea) Trella, age 86, of Middlebury, formerly of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 30,2016 at the Beacon Brook Health Care Center in Naugatuck. She was the widow of Donald Joseph Trella. Mrs. Trella was born in Waterbury on July 7, 1930 daughter of the late Andrew and Katherine (Greska) D'Andrea. She was a devoted wife and loving Mother,...
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Brian Lindsay Denyer

July 28, 1947 - July 25, 2016

Brian Lindsay Denyer of Naugatuck and formerly of Watertown, Connecticut, died at his home on July 25, 2016, just three days shy of his sixty-ninth birthday, following a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Throughout his struggle, Brian maintained his dignity and positive outlook on life. Brian, called Lindsay by his birth family, was the beloved husband of the former Valerie...
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Cameron K Chapman

June 24, 1991 - July 23, 2016

Waterbury - Cameron K. "Cam" Chapman, age 25, of 1 Willard St., Waterbury died Saturday July 23, 2016. Cam was born in Waterbury on June 24, 1991, son of Wilbert M. (Tamika) Chapman, Jr. of Waterbury and Joy L. Johnson - Chapman (Barry Coles) of New Jersey. He was a 2009 graduate of Crosby High School, where he was a member of the football team. He was an avid football player, receiving the...
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Carol A. Ross

March 8, 1951 - July 22, 2016

Waterbury - Mrs. Carol A. Ross, age 65, of Waterbury, went home to Heaven to be with Jesus, Friday, July 22, 2016. She was the wife of Robert Ross. Carol was born March 8, 1951 in Beverly, MA a daughter to the late Harry Rhodes and the late Louise (Gallagher) Jones. Prior to her illness Carol was a waitress at the Silo Restaurant in Farmington and the Oasis Restaurant in Bristol. She was a...
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Helen E. Lahey

July 21, 2016

Prospect - Mrs. Helen E. (Bergen) Lahey, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 21, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Jack Lahey. Mrs. Lahey was born in Naugatuck a daughter of he late Harry Bergen, Sr. and the late Minnie Detlefsen Bergen. She was retired after working for many years from Peter Paul in Naugatuck...
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Joseph Carlson III

July 31, 1962 - July 20, 2016

Naugatuck - Mr. Joseph "Jay" Carlson III, age 53, of Naugatuck, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday July 20, 2016. He was the husband of Lisa J. (Curina) Carlson.   Mr. Carlson was born in Waterbury on July 31, 1962, a son of Joseph Carlson II and Rosanne (Lee) Carlson of Naugatuck. He was the owner of G&R Manufacturing in Naugatuck, and was a well respected businessman who was active on...
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Tommy McClary

August 23, 1948 - July 19, 2016

Waterbury - Tommy Neil McClary, age 67, of Waterbury died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at VITAS at St. Mary's Hospital. Tommy was born August 23, 1948 in Laconia, NH, son of the late Walter and Viola (Avery) McClary. He served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Leo J. Hamel as a truck driver. Tommy was a member of the N.R.A. and the V.F.W. in Waterbury. ...
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Delphio Sampieri, Jr.

November 1, 1927 - July 18, 2016

Prospect - Mr. Delphio J. Sampieri, Jr., age 88, of Prospect died Monday July 18, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Sophie (DuBicki) Sampieri. Mr. Sampieri was born November 1, 1927 in Waterbury a son of the late Delphio Sampieri, Sr. and the late Edna (Palmer) Sampieri. He attended school in Waterbury and Prospect and worked as a truck driver for Brass City Express and Toce...
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Maureen Lange

August 6, 1935 - July 17, 2016

Wallingford - Mrs. Maureen (Fritz) Lange, age 80, of Wallingford, formerly of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 17, 2016 at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul H. Lange, to whom she was married for 50 years.   Mrs. Lange was born in Wallingford on August 6, 1935, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Daly) Fritz. She received...
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Daniel Vargas

July 29, 1932 - July 14, 2016

Daniel Vargas 83, of Naugatuck died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday July 14th. He was born on July 29th, 1932 in Manhattan New York. He grew up in the Bronx where he spent most of his childhood. After graduating from New York schools he joined the United States Navy where he worked as an engineer. He was an athlete who played baseball for his Naval team as a...
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Ronald R. Clement

August 21, 1943 - July 14, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Ronald Richard Joseph Clement, age 72, of Prospect passed away Thursday, July 14th, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy (Kwochka) Clement. Mr. Clement was born August 21, 1943 in Waterbury a son to the late Leo and Leonette (Normandin) Clement. He was retired from First National Grocery Stores where had worked as a grocery manager for...
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Mara Colon Martinez

April 11, 1992 - July 14, 2016


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Norm Anderson

October 22, 1941 - July 14, 2016

Naugatuck – "Norm" Anderson, age 74, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband 54 years of Judith (Owens) Anderson. Norm was born October 22, 1941 in Naugatuck a son of the late Frank and Betty (Pope) Anderson. He was a graduate of Naugatuck High School class of 1959. Norm retired from...
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Donna Krofssik

August 23, 1930 - July 14, 2016

CHESHIRE – Donna Krofssik died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 85 on July 14, 2016. Donna Krofssik was born in Bridgeport on August 23, 1930 and grew up in Fairfield where she taught in Fairfield County for decades. Donna attended and earned her teaching degree at New Haven Teachers College in New Haven. She raised four boys, Jon (Prospect, CT), Paul (Florida), David ...
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George P. Passabet

November 22, 1924 - July 11, 2016

Mr. George P. Passabet, age 91, of Naugatuck, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016 at his home, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Rosemary V. DePerrior, his brother Joseph V. Passabet, son-in-law Thomas H. Shields, Jr., and great grandson Eric Thomas Clement. Mr. Passabet was born on November 22, 1924 in Hawthorne, NY, to the late Joseph...
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Joseph Corona

June 12, 1932 - July 4, 2016

Naugatuck/Bethlehem - Mr. Joseph "Poppy" Corona, age 84, of Naugatuck and Bethlehem, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, July 4, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Carole (Anderson) Corona for 55 years. Mr. Corona was born in Waterbury on June 12, 1932, a son of the late Michael and Madeline (Aldino) Corona. He attended Waterbury...
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Josephine M Guastaferri

December 17, 1917 - July 4, 2016

Prospect – Mrs. Josephine M. Guastaferri, age 98, of Prospect, passed away peacefully Monday, July 4th surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Anthony O. Guastaferri. Josephine was born December 17, 1917 in Lucito, Italy a daughter the late John and Aida (Minnicucci) Pettinicchi. She was a prominent local business owner whose family business extended over 60 years in Prospect,...
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Raymond Ephfrom "Ray" Kendrick

March 22, 1957 - July 4, 2016

Raymond Ephfrom Kendrick "Ray", son of the late Ephfrom and Rose (Canty) Kendrick, 59, of Waterbury died July 4, 2016 peacefully at home. He was the husband of Jerrilyn (Wiley) Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick was born in Phoenix City, Alabama on March 22, 1957. Mr. Kendrick joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged and soon after joined the National Guard. He was a member of Grace Baptist...
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Frances Winckler

April 6, 1929 - July 3, 2016


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Justina Arroyo

October 10, 1933 - July 2, 2016

Waterbury - Mrs. Justina (Santiago) Arroyo, age 82, of Waterbury, passed away Saturday July 2, 2016 at her home. She was the widow of Eliceo Arroyo. Mrs. Arroyo was born October 10, 1933 in Puerto Rico a daughter of the late Augustine and Candida (Lugo) Santiago. She was retired after working as a seamstress for many years and enjoyed sewing and being a wonderful mother and homemaker. Mrs....
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Gerard McCarthy

July 7, 1935 - July 1, 2016

Gerard John McCarthy, 80, of Prospect, passed away after an extended illness on Friday July 1st at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Surrounded by his wife, children, in-laws and grandchildren, he gently slipped away as his family shared stories and memories of this extraordinary man. Gerry is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 59 years Kathleen (Sutton) McCarthy; his 5...
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Robert Roland LeBlanc

July 12, 1945 - July 1, 2016


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Winfield "Coach" Cheske

July 13, 1949 - June 30, 2016

Thomaston – On Thursday June 30, 2016, Winfield "Coach" Cheske took a new position coaching the Saints - in Heaven. For many years, Coach Cheske has been teaching in the classrooms of Wilby and coaching on the fields of both Wilby and Kennedy High Schools. He will best be remembered by his wife, three children, and hundreds of students and players for the sense of self-worth he instilled in...
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Juanita Person

January 11, 1941 - June 29, 2016


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Edmund J. Blinstrubas

November 15, 1926 - June 22, 2016

Prospect – Mr. Edmund J. Blinstrubas, age 89, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 22, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joyce (Knapp) Blinstrubas. Mr. Blinstrubas was born in Waterbury on November 15, 1926 a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Chepulis) Blinstrubas. He was retired from Noranda Metal...
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Arlene Baker

June 10, 1926 - June 21, 2016

Arlene Maher Baker of Prospect, the wife of Mark Dowd Baker, died peacefully at her home Tuesday, June 21, 2016, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Baker lived in Prospect for 67 years. She was a generous member of her community and her church, and the heart of her family of children, children-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Mrs. Baker was born June 10, 1926, in...
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Patricia A. Beck

August 2, 1956 - June 19, 2016

Wolcott - Patricia Ann (Corker) Beck, age 60, of Wolcott, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 19, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Patricia was born in Bridgeport on August 2, 1956 a daughter of the late Harold and Doris (Broadbent) Corker. She worked as a school bus driver. Patricia is survived by a daughter: Amy Beck of Wolcott, two sons: Thomas Beck and his wife Amanda of West Haven...
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Steven M Posick

September 22, 1935 - June 18, 2016

Mr. Steven M. Posick, 80, also known as Sam, was born September 22, 1935 in Waterbury a son of the Joseph and Anna (Lutze) Posick with three siblings, Julie Lehmann of Hickory, N.C., two brothers: Joseph Posick, Jr. of Waukesha, WI and James Posick of FL, and 8 grandchildren. Born in Union City, Steve's family relocated many times in Connecticut, including moves to Riggs St. in Oxford, Jeremy...
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Bernadette Mary Garrity

December 31, 1933 - June 14, 2016

Prospect – Mrs. Bernadette M. Garrity, age 82, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife for 36 years of the late John J. Garrity. Mrs. Garrity was born December 31, 1933 in Naugatuck a daughter of the late George and Mary (Mihalcik) Poulin. She was retired as the office manager for John J. Garrity, C.P.A. in Propsect and was a...
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Mark S. Thayer

September 10, 1953 - June 6, 2016

Waterbury – Mr. Mark S. Thayer, age 62 of Waterbury passed away peacefully, Monday, June 6, 2016 at VITAS unit of St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Idalia (Caraballo) Thayer. Mark was born on September 10, 1953 in Providence, RI a son to the late Kenneth G. and Dorothea (Wiljakainen) Thayer. He retired from the City of Waterbury, Park and Recreation Dept ...
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Emma Jean Wright

February 14, 1937 - June 6, 2016

Waterbury- Emma Jean Wright, 79, of Waterbury entered into heaven on June 6, 2016. Emma was born February 14, 1937 in Aiken, South Carolina to the late Handy and Cora Wright. Emma moved to Williston, South Carolina where she completed her schooling. Emma started working at 12 years old, moving from South Carolina to Waterbury Connecticut in early 1954 where she started her family giving birth to...
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Luz Milagros Martinez

August 17, 1951 - June 6, 2016


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