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Our Obituaries

Edward J. Chamberland

August 31, 2016

Edward J. Chamberland, 79, a resident of Newington passed away on August 31, 2016, at his home with his family at his side. Born on October 13, 1936, in St. Agatha, ME, Edward was the son of the late Simone and Weeda (Couturier) Chamberland and the beloved husband of Cecile (Corriveau) Chamberland for 60 years. Edward was a talented carpenter and dedicated countless hours of his time in the...
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Nancy B. (Massey) Chasse

August 28, 2016

Nancy B. (Massey) Chasse, 81, of Vernon, VT, formerly of Wethersfield, beloved wife of the late Normand J. Chasse, died Sunday August 28, 2016 in Vernon, VT. She was born in Madawaska, ME, a daughter of the late Aline (Levesque) and Willie Massey. "Fancy" Nancy was a member of St. Michael's Church, in Brattleboro, VT. She was employed by Caldor's for many years and later did private housecleaning...
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Martha A. Karpiej

August 27, 2016

Martha A. Karpiej, 95, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Alphonse Karpiej, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Maselek) Kwasniewski Gajek. Martha lived most of her life in New Britain where she worked at Atkins Printing Company before starting her family. After her children were grown...
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Jan Sidor

August 27, 2016

Jan Sidor, 96, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 27, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Marianna (Halas) Sidor for 72 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Wojciech and Zofia (Pyszak) Sidor, a man before his time, he was a modern day farmer and took great pride in his hops plantation. Jan appreciated the freedom and privileges given to him in America and was...
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Lucy B. Merlino

August 24, 2016

Lucy (Brunetti) Merlino, 90, of Newington, wife of Attilio S. Merlino, died Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She was a native of Front Street in Hartford and born August 15, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Sadie (Bordonaro) Brunetti. She has been a Newington resident since 1962. Besides her husband of 67 years, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Jill...
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Theresa G. Clancy

August 22, 2016

Theresa (Filion) Clancy, 90, of Vero Beach, Florida, previously a long time resident of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Clancy. Born in South Berwick, ME, daughter of the late Louis and Celia (Lauzon) Filion. Theresa was an active member of her community serving on the Board of Directors. She loved playing cards,...
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Joann E. Fournier-Ring

August 24, 1936 - August 22, 2016

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Joann E. Fournier-Ring, 79, passed on to eternal life at the Bel Air Manor in Newington. Born in East Lyme on August 24, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Louis & Emily (Meyers) Visca. Joann was a longtime Newington resident where she was a communicant of Church of the Holy Spirit. Prior to retirement she was employed with the Shriner's in Newington and...
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Albert P. Mattarocci

May 9, 1928 - August 21, 2016

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Albert P. Mattarocci, 88, a former longtime Newington resident, passed on to eternal life at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in New Britain on May 9, 1928, he was the son of the late Philip & Mary (Monaco) Mattarocci. Following high school, he proudly served our country during the Korean War in the United States Army. Prior to retirement, he was employed with...
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Eleni "Leni" Callas-Wrobel

September 6, 1961 - August 18, 2016

On August 18, 2016, Eleni "Leni" Callas-Wrobel, 54 lost her courageous battle with cancer and peacefully departed this earth surrounded by those she loved and who loved her. For over 29 years Leni was the best friend and beloved wife of James Wrobel. In 2005 they moved to Newington where they raised their family and made lasting friendships that have brought them great peace. Born in Hartford...
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Patricia (Lutman) Wray Schwab

August 18, 2016

Patricia A. (Lutman) Wray Schwab, 81, of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Jefferson House in Newington after a long struggle with Diabetes. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Wray II and the late Donald Schwab. Born in Clymer, PA, daughter of the late Wayne and Sarah (Farmer) Lutman, she was a longtime Wethersfield resident and a member of Trinity...
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Nora Cornelio

August 18, 2016

Nora Cornelio, 61, of Newington, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Perry J. Cornelio, Sr. for 34 years. Born in Argentina, daughter of Luciana (Severi) Menditto of Newington and the late John B. Menditto, she lived in Newington most of her life and was a member of Holy Spirit Church. She loved her work with the children at...
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Amy L. Kuklinski

March 10, 1974 - August 17, 2016

Boguslawa L. "Amy" Kuklinski, 42, of Rocky Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. She graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School, NBHS (Class of 1992) and then attended Western CT State University. Almost since she could walk it was known she would be an exceptional athlete. She achieved All-State status many times and always sported her lucky number 10. Family and...
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Joseph F. King, Jr.

April 1, 1945 - August 17, 2016

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Joseph F. King, Jr., 71, entered into eternal life at the Bel Air Manor in Newington. Born on April 1, 1945 in West Hartford, he was a lifelong resident. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a budget analyst with the Metropolitan District Commission of Hartford, giving many years of dedicated service. He held membership with the Knights of Columbus, and...
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Barbara Carroll Hannafin

August 16, 2016

Barbara (Carroll) Hannafin, 89, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Hannafin. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late John and Wilhelmina (Felsberg) Carroll, she was a longtime Newington resident and member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. She received her Bachelor Degree in Economics from St. Joseph College...
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Dominique Najdzien

October 24, 1996 - August 14, 2016

Dominique Najdzien, 19, of New Britain, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 14, 2016. He was born in New Britain to Adam and Izabela (Pupkowski) Najdzien and attended local schools. Most recently, he was employed as a painter with his father in the family business, P & M Painting. Dominique will forever be remembered as an easygoing, fun-loving, friendly person who was always happy and smiling....
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Elfriede Gionfriddo

August 14, 2016

Elfriede (Frieda) Anna (nee Volk) Gionfriddo, age 91, passed peacefully on Sunday August 14, 2016 at Brookdale Long Cove Pointe, Mason, Ohio. Beloved Wife of the late Angelo Anthony Gionfriddo whom she married on June 22, 1957 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Frieda was born May 27, 1925 in Wörth Am Main, Germany, the daughter of Rosa (nee Boneberger) and Josef Volk. She is survived by her son...
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Mary Ann (Burgen, Meucci, Condit) Steadman

August 10, 2016

Mary Ann (Burgen) Steadman, 77, of New Hartford, formerly of Avon and Newington, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Hartford on July 24, 1939 to the late Stephen and Dorothy (Haulman) Burgen. Mary Ann was the wife of Kenneth J. Steadman. She was a devoted daughter, loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. ...
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Jozefa Alot

August 8, 2016

Jozefa Alot, 94, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 8, 2016 with her family by her side. She is now reunited with her loving husband, the late Wladyslaw Alot. In 1966, Jozefa and Wladyslaw immigrated to the U.S. with their children and settled in New Britain where she worked hard to care for her family. She was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and...
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Sophie (Bartosiewicz) Markiewicz

February 27, 1918 - August 8, 2016

Sophie (Bartosiewicz) Markiewicz, 98, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016. Born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Anna (Meliski) Bartosiewicz, she was a lifelong resident. Sophie was employed by Fafnir Bearing as a press operator for many years prior to her retirement. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Leupold who was her devoted caregiver for the last 12 years....
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Thomas E. Kelly

August 6, 2016

Thomas E. Kelly, 88, of Newington, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his home. He was the beloved husband for more than 60 years to the late Irene (Gut) Kelly. Born in Hartford, son of the late Thomas and Mary (Rogers) Kelly, he was a Newington resident since 1955. Thomas was devoted to his family, and his home. He was a 60 year member of Local 40 of the Sheet Metal Workers'...
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John Paul Dobek

August 5, 2016

John Paul Dobek, 86, beloved husband, father & grandfather passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. Born in New Britain, in 1930, he remained a New Britain resident for most of his life. John was the son of the late Franciszek (Frank) Dobek and Stanislawa (Stella) Buchacz Dobek Lukaszewski. John was devoted to his wife of 50 years, Mary (Kwasnik) Dobek, who predeceased him in 2009. John worked at...
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William C. (Bill) Pellegrini

April 1, 1947 - August 1, 2016

William C. "Bill" Pellegrini, 69, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 1, 2016. He was the soulmate and forever partner of Mary Anne (Raikowski) Pellegrini for 47 years. He was born in New Britain to the late John and Assunta (Gentelella) Pellegrini, Bill was a lifelong Newington resident where he coached Pop Warner football for 21 years. He worked at MetLife for many years...
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George E. Hickey, Sr.

March 28, 1920 - August 1, 2016

George Edward Hickey, Sr., 96, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2016, surrounded by his family at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. Born in New Britain on March 28, 1920, he was the son of the late John G. Hickey and Elizabeth Hopkins Hickey. He was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Marie Elert Hickey for 62 years. A resident of Newington for 55...
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Alain J. Dulac

July 31, 2016

.DULAC, Alain Joseph, 53, Portland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born, October 7, 1962 in Saint-Jean, Canada, son of Gabrielle (LaChance) Dulac and the late Clement D. Dulac, He lived in Connecticut for most of his life. Alain graduated from Prince Technical High School which led to a life-long career as an auto technician and he worked for Newman Lincoln Mercury Ford in...
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Janice A. Cahill

July 29, 2016

On Friday, July 29, 2016, Janice A. Cahill, 90, passed into eternal life peacefully. Born in East Providence, RI on June, 22, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Charles & Mary (Lynch) McSoley. Her love of caring for others led her to a successful career as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years at Mt. Sinai Hospital in their operating and recovery rooms. She was a longtime Newington, CT...
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Theodore Biskupiak

July 25, 1931 - July 29, 2016

Theodore Biskupiak, 85, was eternally reunited with his only true love and soulmate the late Kay (Kaoru Watanabe) Biskupiak on Friday, July 29, 2016. Theodore was born in Berlin, Connecticut lived most of his life in New Britain and had died unexpectedly after a short illness at Jerome Home in New Britain. He is survived by his daughter Mona Cappuccio and her husband David of Newington, his...
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Lancelot P. Coulter, Jr.

August 24, 1938 - July 29, 2016

On Friday, July 29, 2016, Lancelot P. Coulter, Jr., 77, a longtime resident of New Britain and Old Saybrook, passed away at the Hospital of Central CT. Born in New London, CT on August 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Lancelot P. Coulter, Sr. and Elva (Leavitt). He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy as well as the United States Army and the Reserves. Prior to his retirement from...
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Catherine A. Meigs

December 30, 1929 - July 29, 2016

On Friday, July 29, 2016, Catherine A (Lassen) Meigs, "Cathy" "Sis", 86, died at home with her family by her side. She was born in Glastonbury, grew up in Rocky Hill and was a Berlin resident for almost 60 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Judson Meigs. She was a farmer her entire life and, together with Jud, they ran their dairy farm in Berlin. Cathy loved...
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Theresa "Terry" G. (Cyr) Larson

July 23, 2016

Theresa "Terry" G. (Cyr) Larson, 85, of Newington died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Hartford Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl V. Larson. Born in Millinocket, ME, daughter of the late Vital J. Cyr and Minnie (Saucier) Cyr, she was a graduate of Marie Joseph Academy in Biddeford Pool and Nursing School in Edmunston, New...
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Doris (Poinelli) Daigle

July 22, 2016

Doris (Poinelli) Daigle, 80, of Newington, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 22, 2016. She was born and raised in West Hartford to the late Albert and Alma (Arndt) Poinelli. Doris enjoyed playing Bingo and watching UConn basketball games. Most of all however, she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her children: Lori Henry and her husband, Andy,...
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Barbara P. Demers

August 21, 1936 - July 22, 2016

Barbara P. (O'Coin) Demers, 79, of Berlin, died peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Woonsocket, RI, she raised her family in Windsor, CT, recently moving to Berlin, CT. She retired from St. Francis Hospital after 15 years of employment and was a member of St. James Church, Rocky Hill. Mrs. Demers loved to crochet and knit and especially enjoyed...
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Andrzej Stancel

July 21, 2016

Andrzej Stancel, 56, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jadwiga (Berk) Stancel. In addition to his wife, Andrzej leaves behind his daughter, Justyna Nowak and her husband, Grzegorz; his adored granddaughter, Daria and his brothers: Tadeusz, Krzysztof, Miroslaw, Jan and Dariusz Stancel. He was predeceased by his parents, Kazimierz and Genowefa ...
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Aurora Varjabedian

July 20, 2016

Aurora Varjabedian, 94, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. She was born in Manchester, NH to the late Harry and Helen (Arslanian) Mamigonian. She spent most of her life in Newington before moving to Windham County to be closer to her daughter, Linda and her husband, Richard Auger. Aurora was an avid pianist; having played by ear since the age of three. She loved and played most styles of...
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Mildred (Casper) Ackerman

July 20, 2016

Mildred Casper Ackerman, 87, of Newington, died peacefully at New Britain General Hospital, on July 20, 2016. She is survived by her daughters Elaine Ackerman, of Berlin, CT and Lynn Munno of Pinellas Park, FL. She was blessed to have 3 grandchildren, Jessica, Gregory and Antonia, as well as 5 Great Grandchildren, Bridget, Sophia, Aeris, August and Walker. Mildred was preceded in death by her...
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Hilda A. Jaeger

July 17, 2016

Hilda A. (Sheltra) Jaeger, 94, of Newington, died peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Hans Frank Jaeger. Born in Montgomery Center, VT, she was a Newington resident for the past 60 years. Mrs. Jaeger had been a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and its Ladies Guild. She was formerly employed by Dakille Studios and retired from Loring Studios after many...
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Margaret Casey Skehan

July 16, 2016

After a long life of love and kindness, Margaret Casey Skehan, age 96, passed peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by her family and husband of 74 years, Edward J. Skehan. Margaret (Peggy) was born in 1920 and raised in West Hartford where she graduated Hall High School Class of 1938. She was a member of the Casey Clan which included her sisters Mary and Irene, brothers Jimmy, Bernie and...
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Major James J. Fink, USMC (Ret)

January 17, 1955 - July 14, 2016

Major James J. Fink, USMC (Ret) passed away peacefully at home in Jacksonville, FL on July 14, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Born January 17, 1955 to Betty McGowan Fink of Newington, CT and the late J. William Fink, Jim was raised in Huntington Sta., NY and graduated from Holy Family High School in 1973. He graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1977 and was commissioned on graduation day as...
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Evelyn DelConte Haberski

July 13, 2016

Evelyn DelConte Haberski, 86, of Mulberry, FL, beloved wife of the late Henry Leon Haberski, a decorated Marine Corp Veteran, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Carnivale) DelConte and lived there most of her life. She also resided in Newington prior to spending her remaining years in...
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Richard J. Petano

July 12, 2016

Richard James Petano, 84, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday July 12, 2016. Dick was born at home and raised in Newington, son of the late James T. and Bertha (Brooks) Petano. He lived in Farmington for 59 years and raised his family there. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Petano and his wife Miriam of Newington, his sister Joan Petano of New Britain, nephew...
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Theresa B. Kuzara

July 12, 2016

Theresa (Borkowski) Kuzara, 88, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Teofila (Dzokowski) Borkowski, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. She loved reading and doing puzzles, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. A loving and...
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Harriet J. Kinney

July 11, 2016

Harriet J. Kinney, 78, widow of the late Francis (Frank) Kinney, of Newington, passed away peacefully, Monday, July 11, 2016, at the Brookdale Assisted Living, in Rocky Hill. Born in Barkhamsted, Ct., to the late Carl and Eva (Hortie) Jespersen. She was raised in the Berkshires. Harriet resided in Newington since 1973. Before moving to Newington Harriet worked at Underwood typewriter in...
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Rita M. McGuiness

January 9, 1926 - July 10, 2016

On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Rita M. McGuiness, 90, entered into eternal rest peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in New Britain on January 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Laurie & Margaret (Burns) Goulet. Prior to her retirement she was employed many years at H. O. Penn Machinery Co. Rita was a woman of great faith and was a communicant at Church of St. Helena in West...
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Richard L. Patten

July 10, 2016

Richard L. Patten, 89, of Manchester, loving husband of the late Eleanor (Nickerson), passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at his home. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Frank and Nina (McConnell) Patten. Richard was an engineer with Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, where he retired after many years of employment. Richard served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy...
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Pauline (Romajas) Gedraitis

June 25, 1927 - July 8, 2016

Pauline B. (Romajas) Gedraitis, 89, a lifelong resident of the Marion section of Southington, died peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gedraitis. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Macionis) Romajas, she was a member of St. Aloysius Church and was proud of her Lithuanian heritage. Throughout the...
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Mark A. Ciesielski

July 4, 2016

Mark A. Ciesielski, 44, of Plantsville, formerly of Plainville, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 from complications related to diabetes. Born in New Britain, son of Daniel and Joan (Zapor) Ciesielski of Plainville, he was raised in Plainville and graduated Plainville High School in 1990. He had a passion for cooking, the Red Sox, and his family. Mark loved the Southington community, in particular...
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Richard N. Statchen

July 4, 2016

Richard "Dick" Statchen, 88, a.k.a. "Mr. Wonderful" of Kensington formerly of Newington died peacefully at home. Dick was born in New Britain, CT on December 19, 1927 to John and Kathryn (Mader) Statchen. Dick was very proud of his military service, joining the Merchant Marines during WWII; he served in the Philippines, New Zealand, New Guinea and the Suez Canal. Dick loved to tell stories of his...
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Pearl Brousseau Forgione

September 4, 1927 - July 4, 2016

Pearl (Brousseau) Forgione, 88, a lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at home with her family at her side. Born on September 4, 1927, Pearl was the daughter of the late Joseph and Leontine (Beaulieu) Brousseau and the beloved wife of Pasquale Forgione of New Britain. Pearl attended school locally and was a graduate of New Britain High. She was briefly employed...
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Christina Panus Gajewski

January 21, 1946 - July 3, 2016

Christina Panus Gajewski, 70, died peacefully at home after a short illness. She was an only child of Stanislaw and Czeslawa (Tessie) Dabrowska Panus and was a resident of New Britain and Kensington, CT throughout her life. Christina graduated from Holy Cross School, Pulaski High School and Central CT State University. Her BS degree in Accounting took her on a career path of many positions which...
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Raymond A. Wolski

July 3, 2016

Raymond A. Wolski, 86, of New Britain and Old Lyme, passed away on July 3, 2016 at Jerome Home. Born in New Britain to the late Frank and Josephine (Muszynski) Wolski on March 29, 1930, he was the youngest of six children. He was predeceased by all his siblings, brothers, Edward and Theodore Wolski of New Britain; Stanley Wolski of Jacksonville, FL and sisters, Hedwig Kosakowski and Nora Karwoski...
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John J. Tierpack, Jr.

July 2, 2016

John J. Tierpack, Jr. 88, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at home. Born in New Britain, Aug. 18, 1927, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Andrews) Tierpack. Survivors include his brother Joseph Tierpack and his wife Theresa of Plainville, his sister MaryAnn Selander of DeLand, FL, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Michael...
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Jan Swiercz

December 18, 1945 - July 2, 2016

Jan Swiercz, 70, of Meriden, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. Born on December 18, 1945, in Poland, Jan was the son of the late Jozef and Zofia (Tabin) Swiercz and the beloved husband of 21 years to Zofia (Skrzypek) Swiercz. Jan was predeceased by his first wife, Teodozja in 1993. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, he leaves...
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Krzysztof J. Wiosna

April 12, 1951 - June 30, 2016

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Krzysztof J. Wiosna, 65, passed away unexpectedly at his Bristol residence. Born in Poland on April 12, 1951, he was the son of Regina (Koper) Wiosna of Poland and the late Henryk Wiosna. He was a longtime Southington resident before recently settling to Bristol and had been self employed as a machinist for many years. He is survived by his children Shawn Wiosna of...
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Zofia Popielarczyk

August 29, 1937 - June 29, 2016

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Zofia Popielarczyk, 78, entered into eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on August 29, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Boleslaw and Antonina (Baldyga) Marchewka. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she had been employed with Stanley Works and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was...
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Eldon L. Albert

June 29, 2016

Eldon Lionel Albert, 87, of Newington, CT died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Goodwin) Albert, for 57 years. Born in Madawaska, ME, he graduated from Madawaska High School in 1948 and moved to Newington in 1961. Eldon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Hamilton Standard and...
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Robert F. Muzzulin, Jr.

June 29, 2016

Robert F. Muzzulin Jr. of Bloomfield, CT loving husband of LaToya D. (Hodge) Muzzulin, passed peacefully into eternal life on Wednesday, June 29th 2016 and was surrounded by his loving wife and family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Robert adored his wife and was married to her for only six short years but they were together for a total of 16 wonderful years. Born in Hartford, CT,...
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Anna (Dul) Grabowska

June 29, 2016

Anna (Dul) Grabowska, 86, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Michal Grabowski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jakub and Ludwika Dul, she was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she leaves her three sons, Zbigniew Grabowski of New...
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Henryk Sienkiewicz

June 28, 2016

Henryk Sienkiewicz, 89, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Aftanas) Sienkiewicz. Born in Poland, son of the late Stanislaw and Maria (Byczek) Sienkiewicz, he was a New Britain resident for over 60 years and a member of Holy Cross Church, New Britain and the General Haller Post. In his early years,...
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Lola Lattarulo

July 13, 1942 - June 28, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Lola (Naples) Lattarulo, 73, passed on to her eternal rest at Kimberly Hall North of Windsor. Born in New Britain on July 13, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Rose (Masso) Naples. She was a longtime Newington resident where she and her late husband, Vito S. Lattarulo, owned and operated the Newington Meat Center along with their sons. Besides her...
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Eileen M. Byrnes

February 13, 1952 - June 26, 2016

Eileen M. (Fisher) Byrnes, 64, of Newington, loving wife for 41 years to Lawrence "Larry" Byrnes, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in St. Claire Shores, MI, she was the daughter of Patricia (Endres) and the late John Fisher. Eileen was a dental assistant to Dr. Finklestein for many years. A Newington resident for most of her life,...
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Lorna L. Dumont

June 26, 2016

Lorna L. Dumont, 61, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Avon Health Center with her family by her side. Born and raised in Hartford on Homestead Ave., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Agnes (Chaloux) Dumont. Lorna spent time living in FL and CA before returning to Hartford and then settled in East Hartford 29 years ago. She was a hardworking, single...
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Ted Grabala

June 25, 2016

Ted Grabala, 57, of Higganum, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Alina Grabala for 32 years. Ted touched the lives of everyone around him with his kindness and generosity. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University and Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego in Wroclaw, Poland, Ted enjoyed athletic competition and was an accomplished athlete in both...
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Gerald A. Lavery, Jr.

April 14, 1948 - June 25, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Gerald A. Lavery, Jr., 68, passed into eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born on April 14, 1948 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Gerald A. Lavery Sr. & Rita (Griffin) Lavery. Prior to his retirement, he was a 26 year veteran of the Newington Police Department. He served his community as a police officer with pride,...
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Russell Lee Fancher, Jr.

June 24, 2016

Russell Lee Fancher, Jr., 92 of Newington went home to the Lord on Friday, June 24th, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on December 1, 1923, to his parents, Russell Lee Fancher, Sr. and Bessie (Black). For 65 years, he was the cherished husband of Louise (Szemela) Fancher. In WWII, under the Navy V-12 program, he was educated at Georgia Tech and Tulane Universities. He...
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Irene Kaminski

June 22, 2016

Irene (Bozyk) Kaminski, 90, of New Britain and Port St. Lucie, FL entered into eternal rest on June 22, 2016. Born in Smarklice Poland, the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Zofia Bozyk, she and her family came to the United States in June 1966 for a better life. As a young girl, she loved to sing in the choir, knitting, quilting, crocheting and spending time with her friends Irene resided in...
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Louis A. Evangelisto

June 19, 2016

Rev. Louis A. Evangelisto, 86, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Born in New Britain, son of the late Feliciano and Michelina (Del Conte) Evangelisto, he was a longtime New Britain resident. He found his calling in his faith and became a priest for the Archdiocese of Hartford and retired after 61 years of service. Rev. Evangelisto retired from the U.S. Army...
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Bernard Belanger

October 24, 1938 - June 17, 2016

Bernard Belanger, 77, of Newington, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and a friend on Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Caribou, Maine, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Holy Spirit Church. Bernard owned and operated B + B Overhead Door, Inc. for over 40 years. He also served as a volunteer fireman for Newington for many years. He loved...
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Stella M. Kowalewski

July 25, 1920 - June 16, 2016

Stella M. (Pliska) Kowalewski, 95, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward W. Kowalewski. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Maryanna (Murach) Pliska, she was a longtime New Britain resident before moving to Newington in 2000. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, New Britain and the Newington Seniors. A loving...
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Daniel Stewart Muirhead

June 15, 2016

Daniel Stewart Muirhead, 92, beloved husband of 60 years to Alice Muirhead, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 15, 2016. Born in Hartford on June, 15, 1924, the son of the late Neil Stewart and Dorothy (Donohue) Muirhead. He attended St. Thomas Seminary and received his Bachelor degree from St. Michael's College in 1950. Prior to attending college, Dan proudly served...
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Michael Camarco, Jr.

November 21, 1931 - June 11, 2016

Michael J. Camarco, Jr., 84, of East Hartford and formerly of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born on November 21, 1931 in Hartford, Michael was the son of the late Michele and Isabella (Bellofatto) Camarco, Sr. Michael is survived by his brother, Reno Camarco of Wethersfield, his sister-in-law, Santa Camarco of Windsor Locks, as well as many nieces,...
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Dorothea Morrison

June 29, 1922 - June 11, 2016

Dorothea Morrison, 93, of Bloomfield, died on Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born in New York City to the late Ruth (Guttentag) and James H. Morrison. Dorothea graduated from the nursing school at New Britain General Hospital with a RN degree. She worked at McCook Memorial Hospital in Hartford for 7 years and then became a head nurse at New Britain Memorial Hospital. Dorothea then furthered her...
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Jan "John" Hryniuk

June 7, 2016

Jan "John" Hryniuk, 93, of New Britain, beloved husband of the late Hedwig (Kadel) Hryniuk, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in Poland, son of the late Peter and Maria (Pawlak) Hryniuk, he came to the U.S. in 1951 and was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. Jan overcame many difficulties as a boy in Poland which led him to be very grateful for his life...
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Wesley Anthony Garrison

June 6, 2016

Wesley Anthony Garrison, 74, of Newington, died peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016. He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Margaret "Peg" (Tucker) Garrison. Born on July 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Horace N. and Marcella (VanSyckle) Garrison and was raised in West Hartford. At an early age, Wesley's love of singing and opera was apparent, performing in public at just...
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Leah Elizabeth Sylvain

February 24, 1989 - June 6, 2016

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Leah Elizabeth Sylvain, aged 27, was called into the arms of Jesus when she was involved in an accident while traveling to work early in the morning. Leah was born on February 24, 1989, the daughter of Charles & Christine (Mita) Sylvain of Newington. She was raised and educated in Newington, CT and was a graduate of Newington High School. Leah was a young woman of...
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Frederic W. Casioppo, Sr.

June 6, 2016

Frederic W. Casioppo, Sr. of Newington was entered into eternal rest on June 6, 2016. Mr. Casioppo was the son of the late Joseph and Carmella Casioppo of New Haven, CT. He has been a Newington resident since 1953. He was the husband of Ursula (Amici) Kolb Casioppo whom he married in 1990. He was predeceased by his first wife of 42 years, Jane Anastasio Casioppo. Mr. Casioppo began a career in...
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Arden (Ryer) Saraceno

June 6, 2016

Arden (Ryer) Saraceno, 78, passed away on June 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with Lewey Body Dementia. She was born on May 4, 1938 in Poughkeepsie, NY and as a child, moved to Plainville, CT with her family where she grew up and considered her hometown. She graduated from Plainville High School in 1956. Arden was employed by the Stanley Works for many years and finished her career at CCARC...
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Paul R. Manke

July 23, 1932 - June 6, 2016

Paul R. Manke, 83, entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 6, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth (Helming) Manke. He was predeceased by his parents Herman and Ella Manke. He is also survived by his son Timothy Manke and his children Beth and Christopher of Newington, his son Peter and daughter-in-law LeeAnn and their children Robert, Meghan, and Patricia, also of...
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Emilia Walewski

August 16, 1940 - June 5, 2016

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, Emilia Walewski, 75, passed on to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on August 16, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Wiktor & Stanislawa Kupracz. She was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Travelers Insurance Co. for many years. She was...
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Luciano "Chano" Perez

June 2, 2016

With great sadness we mourn the sudden passing of Luciano "Chano" Perez, loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend on June 2, 2016. Born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico on October 26, 1956, he was the son of Perfecta Sanchez and the late Luis E. Perez. In his youth, Chano participated in semi-pro boxing with his brother Angel, their father proudly attending all their matches. He spent his free time...
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Rosalie Wrobel Mehan

June 1, 2016

Rosalie Wrobel Mehan of New Britain, wife of the late Joseph L. Mehan, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Amber Woods in Farmington. She was born on October 21, 1920 in New Britain to the late Peter and Mary (Pac) Wrobel and attended Sacred Heart School and New Britain High School. Before her retirement, she worked at T.M. Tool in East Berlin. For many years, she and her husband were very active...
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Lisa Marie Andreana

June 1, 2016

NOTICE FUNERAL LOCATION CHANGE: With profound sadness we mourn the passing of our dear daughter, Lisa Marie Andreana, age 22, who entered into eternal peace on June 1, 2016 due to a heroin overdose after a long and courageous battle with addiction. While we are deeply saddened to see her go, we are relieved that her struggle has ended and she is now at peace. She grew up a happy spirited child...
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Dorothy (Kobus) Sierakowski

June 1, 2016

Dorothy Anna (Kobus) Sierakowski, 64, of Manchester, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born on August 23, 1951 in Płowęż, Poland to the late Henryk and Wladyslawa "Gladys" (Zamojski) Kobus. Her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1962 and settled in New Britain. After obtaining an...
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Helen Tomasaitis

May 30, 2016

Helen (Januszewski) Tomasaitis, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Edward Tomasaitis for over 71 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Adam and Rozalia (Sobiech) Januszewski, she was a longtime Berlin resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. Helen and Ed were inseparable, traveling the world together and enjoying ballroom...
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Kazimieras Stasiukevicius

July 15, 1929 - May 28, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Kazimieras Stasiukevicius, 86, of Treasure Island, FL, and formerly New Britain & Newington, entered eternal life at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Lithuania, on July 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Sergiejus & Maria Stasiukevicius. He was employed many years with Caval Tool & Machine Co. and upon retirement, moved to Florida. Left to...
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Rita T. Tabara

May 28, 2016

Rita T. Tabara, 88, of Glastonbury died on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Tabara. Born in Meriden, she was a Newington resident most of her life, moving to Glastonbury a few years ago. Mrs. Tabara was an active member of Holy Spirit Church, the Newington Democratic Town Committee and enjoyed activities at the Newington...
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Alphonse J. Wilk

November 22, 1919 - May 28, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Alphonse J. Wilk, 96, entered eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain with his loving family at his side. Born in New Britain on November 22, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph & Mary (Barszcz). He served our great country in the United States Army during WWII and held membership with the Catholic War Veterans. Prior to his retirement,...
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Omerine Bourgoin

May 28, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Omerine Bourgoin, 90 entered into eternal life at the Apple Rehab Center of Colchester. Born in Fort Fairfield, ME, on July 1, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Alice (Pelletier) Lavertue. She had lived most of her life in Newington where she was a dedicated wife, mother and devoted member of Church of the Holy Spirit. Her faith was strong and of great...
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Mary S. Rice

August 25, 1926 - May 27, 2016

On Friday, May 27, 2016, Mary S. Rice, 89, entered eternal life at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford with her daughter and son by her side. Born in Hartford on August 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Richard & Catherine (Greaney) Seymour. She was a graduate of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Nursing from St. Joseph College. ...
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Elizabeth "Betty" (Beaulieu) Deshaies

May 27, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" (Beaulieu) Deshaies, 96, of New Britain, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. She was predeceased by her loving husband Gerard Deshaies. Born in Newmarket, NH, she lived in New Britain over 70 years and was a member of St. Mary's Church, New Britain. Betty worked at E.C. Goodwin Tech for 17 years before retiring...
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Frank Anthony Cefaratti

July 13, 1964 - May 25, 2016

Frank Anthony Cefaratti, 51, of Berlin, formerly of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Sally (Robert) Cefaratti for 29 years. Born on July 13, 1964, in New Britain, son of Adeline F. (Larco) Cefaratti of Newington and the late Joseph F. Cefaratti, Sr., he was employed as a highway foreman for the Town of...
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Carol A. (Raymond) Becan

May 24, 2016

Carol A. (Raymond) Becan, 75, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Becan for 54 years. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Wunderlich) Raymond, she has been a Newington resident since 1970. Carol's whole world revolved around caring for and spending time with her children, and later, her grandchildren. Along with...
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Cecelia J. Scorzato

May 22, 2016

Cecelia J. Scorzato, 92, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Hospital of Central Care in New Britain with her loving family at her side. She was born in the family home on Broad St. in New Britain, to the late Jan and Helen (Zelec) Gregorzek, and she attended school in Newington, but returned to New Britain to raise her family. What she loved most was her family. Cecelia...
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Lillian Der Sarkissian Perron

July 12, 1935 - May 21, 2016

After a long illness, Lillian Perron went Home on May 21. Lil was fortunate and happy to have the capably loving and supportive Jefferson House staff, her friends, providing her needs. Her 80 years were spent as residents of Hartford and Newington. An avid supporter and audience for the arts, Lillian enjoyed the writings, music, art, acting of the 1950's and beyond on Broadway, the screen,...
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Percy Brighenti

May 20, 2016

Percy "Pat" J. Brighenti, 94, died May 20, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Avon, on December 3, 1921 to his dear late parents, Dorothea LaMount MacCaffee and Marcello Brighenti. Pat was a Correctional Officer at Cheshire Reformatory in Cheshire, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Connecticut Wartime Veterans Service Medal. He was a member of...
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Linda J. Doucette

November 19, 1946 - May 20, 2016

Linda J. Doucette, 69, of Newington, passed away on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born on November 19, 1946, Linda was the daughter of the late Clarence R. and Llewelyn (Belch) Todd and the wife of Richard F. Doucette of Newington. Linda enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She loved playing bingo at the Newington Senior Center and taking trips to the casino. ...
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Rose D. Reinwald

May 17, 2016

Rose D. Reinwald, 91, of Newington, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Born in New Haven to the late Michele and Concetta (Vanore) D'Angelo, she made her home in Newington for most of her life. She was the loving wife of George A. Reinwald who predeceased her in 2002. She was a telephone operator for SNET for 29 years and then her employment with American...
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Thomas Emerson Hooper

May 17, 2016

Thomas E. Hooper, 88, of Old Lyme, husband of Diane (Bigelow) Hooper, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Hartford, he formerly lived in West Hartford and Enfield before retiring to Rogers Lake in Old Lyme. Tom was an avid amateur radio operator with the call sign W1RFL and spent hour after hour in his shack. Known to his family and close friends as "Herm", after being...
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Mary Listro Pepi

May 17, 2016

Mary (Listro) Pepi, 92, of Newington, passed peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Pepi. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Paul and Jennie (Mirmina) Liistro, she was a longtime resident of Newington. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, and listening to Red Sox games. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she leaves her...
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Daniel A. Matecki

May 15, 2016

Daniel Adam Matecki, 31 of New Britain, loving son of Feliks and Sophie Matecki, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 15th, 2016. Daniel was a New Britain resident all of his life. He graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1998 and New Britain High School in 2002. Growing up he also graduated from Saturday morning Polish school, and was an active member of the Polish Scouting Organization,...
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Allen Discenza

May 13, 2016

Allen Discenza, Jr. 78, of Gibsonton, FL and Ellington, CT passed away peacefully May 13, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Born in Hartford, CT, August 4, 1937 to Allen & Sophia (Kasprow) Discenza, he was a graduate of Newington High School, Class of 1956, and joined the US Navy. He was a retiree of Hartford Distributors, teamsters Local 1035, and owned Al's Catering Service. Allen...
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Richard J. Pawlak

May 13, 2016

Richard J. Pawlak, 61, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Judy (Grzyb) Pawlak. Born in Belgium, son of the late Jan and Zofia (Wierzbicka) Pawlak, he resided in New Britain since 1956. Rich retired from the State of CT after many years of employment and was a member of the Drifters Motorcycle Club. He was an avid New Britain baseball...
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