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As the seasons change, so does life. For over 60 years, Duksa Family Funeral Homes have been privileged to serve families throughout Central Connecticut with caring, personal attention and professional service.
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Our Obituaries

Maria P. Furtado

April 1, 1928 - January 15, 2018

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Maria P. Furtado, 89, was peacefully called to eternal life at the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Portugal on April 1, 1928, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Hartford. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her children, Marcelina Novo and her husband Antonio of Newington, Manuel Furtado and...
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Constance "Connie" Unsworth

November 23, 1927 - January 14, 2018

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Elizabeth "Libby" (Warner) Avery

August 30, 1918 - January 13, 2018

Elizabeth "Libby" (Warner) Avery, 99, of Newington passed peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Jefferson House in Newington. She was the beloved wife of the late Rexford H. Avery. Born in Sunderland, MA, Libby lived in Durham and Clinton before retiring to Punta Gorda, FL about 37 years ago and lived in Newington for the last 14 years. Mrs. Avery graduated from Massachusetts State (UMass...
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Yvette R (Chasse) Martin

January 13, 2018

Yvette R. (Chasse) Martin, 90, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the beloved wife of Oscar H. Martin for 72 years. Born in St. Agatha, ME, daughter of the late Patrick and Annie (Plourde) Chasse, she was a Newington resident for over 30 years, a member of St. Brigid's Church in West Hartford and a former...
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Rosalie G. Samek

March 26, 1923 - January 12, 2018

Rosalie (Golas) Samek, 94, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Friday, January 12, 2018. One of seven children, she was born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Rosalie (Shiok) Golas and attended local schools. She was a vibrant woman who had a zest for life. She was outgoing and social and enjoyed dancing, traveling, going to shows, playing BINGO and known for...
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Rosse Mary (Gago Ferreiro) Planas

January 12, 2018

Rosse Mary (Gago Ferreiro) Planas, 89, of Newington, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph M. Planas for 57 years. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, daughter of Sebastian Gago and Perfecta Ferreiro Yanez, she was a Newington resident since 1973 and a member of the Holy Spirit Church. Rosse Mary's father had a music school in Cuba where she began her lifelong study...
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Joseph F. Chudecki, Sr.

March 13, 1922 - January 11, 2018

Joseph Francis Chudecki, Sr., 95, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born in Poland on March 13, 1922 to the late Adolf and Emily (Szisko) Chudecki. A decorated veteran, Pfc. Joseph Chudecki proudly served his country in the 605th Anti Aircraft Artillery of the U.S. Army at Antwerp during WWII, and participated in the Invasion of Normandy including Northern France,...
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Ellen Barbara (Locksie) DePlacito

January 11, 2018

Ellen "Barbara" (Locksie) DePlacito joined her beloved late husband Joseph DePlacito on January 11, 2018. Barbara was the daughter of the late Ellen and Tom Robertson and George Locksie. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on December 9, 1938 and she spent many summers on her beloved Prudence Island. She resided in Hartford most of her life, moving to Berlin in 2008. She was a kind, gentle...
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Joseph Campisi

January 10, 2018

Joseph Campisi of Newington, Connecticut passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born in New Britain, CT on April 8, 1937. He worked at Royal Typewriter and later Gerber Scientific for many years before retiring, and his lifelong passion was music, playing accordian and keyboard as leader...
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David John Erwin, Jr.

January 9, 2018

David J. Erwin, Jr., 61, of Newington, passed away peacefully on January 9th from complications following a long battle with Amyloidosis. His loving wife Susan and children were by his side. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Susan Gawel Erwin, originally of Meriden, his children Melissa Bruce and her husband Gregory, John Erwin, and Mary Erwin, granddaughters Olivia and Emma Bruce, his...
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Marie M. Oczkowski

January 9, 2018

Marie (Masselli) Oczkowski, 77, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on the 9th of January 2018, at Hartford Hospital. She was born on March 18, 1940 to John and Rose (Pattavina) Masselli. Marie graduated from Middletown High School and worked for 25 years before retiring from Travelers Insurance Company. Marie loved to travel throughout the Northeast with her husband, George. In...
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David T. Axelby

July 20, 1947 - January 9, 2018

David T. Axelby, 70, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was the son of the late Harry and Clara (Taylor) Axelby and was a lifelong resident of New Britain. Dave enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and worked as a telecommunications system center technician. He received The Presidential Unit Citation with four clusters while serving in the USAF Strategic Air Command. He was...
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Helen Pienkos

January 8, 2018

Helen (Krajewski) Pienkos, longtime resident of New Britain, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Pienkos who died in 1992. Helen was born in Holyoke, MA to the late Walter and Eleanor (Kowalski) Krajewski and lived in Enfield before settling in New Britain. She worked in the hand tool division of Stanley Works...
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Christopher J. Zuerblis

January 8, 2018

Christopher J. Zuerblis, 47, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Hartford, son of William and Constance (Dudzinski) Zuerblis, he was a lifelong Newington resident and a member of the Polish American Club and the Masonic Sequin-Level Lodge AF&AM #140. He was a longtime employee of Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corp. in Bloomfield and enjoyed fishing and spending...
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Louise J. Przech

January 15, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Louise J. (Spiek) Przech, 94, of Newington, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife for more than 50 years of the late Walter J. Przech. Born and raised in Bristol, she was one of ten children, of the late Frank and Mary (Sokol) Spiek. A Newington resident since 1954, Louise retired from the Hartford Hospital Emergency Dept. after many years...
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Eugene W. Kowal

December 13, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Eugene Walter Kowal, age 89, of Newington, CT, beloved husband of 55 years to Alexandra Cerasoli Kowal, passed peacefully on January 7, 2018. Gene was born in Hartford, CT on December 13, 1928 to Frank and Mary Kowal. Gene will be forever missed by his wife, Sandra, and children Linda Kowal Hawkins and her husband Brett, Paul Kowal and his wife Lia, Carla Kowal Petry and her husband Bill, and...
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Elvin B. Santiago, Jr.

August 23, 1962 - January 6, 2018

Elvin B. Santiago, Jr., 55, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born in Ponce, P.R. to Elvin B. Santiago, Sr. and Angie Agosto. Elvin was a kind-hearted soul whose smile will live on in our memories. He is survived by his wife, Halina Kojtek; his children: Jessica, TJ, Cristian, Julia and Bianca Santiago; his twin granddaughters; his siblings: Angie...
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Czeslawa (Kapraszewska) Malinowska

August 9, 1941 - January 6, 2018

Czeslawa (Kapraszewska) Malinowska, 76, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with her family at her side. She fought a courageous battle with cancer until her very last day and is now walking through Heaven's gate. Czeslawa was born in Lipniki, Poland on August 9, 1941 to the late Stefania and Boleslaw Kapraszewski. In Poland, she was an avid dancer and singer and...
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James Martin Yoerkie

February 12, 1949 - January 5, 2018

On Friday, January 5, 2018, James M. Yoerkie, 68, was called to eternal life at the John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Meriden on February 12, 1949, he was the son of the late Charles & Jeanette Yoerkie. He was raised in Newington and lived most recently in New Britain. He had been in the employ of Collective Goods, formerly known as Books Are Fun, for over 20 years as a book...
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Justin Adam Correa

January 2, 2018

Justin Adam Correa, 25, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home. Born and raised in Hartford, he was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. Justin enjoyed fishing, football, basketball and was an excellent athlete. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends especially his sister Daniella. He is survived by his mother, Christina...
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Gertrude "May" Watt

January 2, 2018

Gertrude "May" Watt, 93, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late James S. Watt. Born in Cambridge, MA, she was a longtime Newington resident and member of the Church of Christ, Congregational. She retired from the Newington Children's Hospital and was an active member of their retirees club. She loved spending her winters with her...
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John A. Zuraw

December 30, 2017

***UPDATED**** John A. Zuraw, 84, of Newington, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Hartford, John was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Kochanski) Zuraw and husband of the late Barbara (Lynch) Zuraw for 61 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Town of Newington in the Highway Department. John was a former member of the Polish...
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Elizabeth (Clair) Riccardi

February 5, 1916 - December 28, 2017

Elizabeth A. (Clair) Riccardi, 101, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Riccardi. Born in Hartford, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Tierney) Clair, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of St. Mary's Church. Elizabeth always had a positive attitude and saw the good in everyone and...
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Norma (Brandolini) Mattarocci

December 27, 2017

Norma B. (Brandolini) Mattarocci, 89, formerly of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert P. Mattarocci. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Forestandi) Brandolini, she was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Newington. Norma retired from the City of New Britain after many years of employment as a Court...
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Roberta (Knowlton) Parlin

December 26, 2017

Roberta (Knowlton) Parlin passed away on, Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was born at home on April 8, 1930 in Dresden, ME and was the daughter of the late Sherman Hoyt Knowlton and Ethelwyn M. (Reed) Knowlton. Roberta graduated from Bridge Academy High School (Dresden, ME) in 1947, Farmington State Teachers' College (Farmington, ME) with a B.S. in 1951, Columbia University Teachers' College ...
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Christopher "Kit" Kearns

December 24, 2017

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce that our beloved "Kit" passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Eve morning. He was surrounded by the Spruce Brook Team. He was cherished by his family and all the staff who knew and worked with him. Kit was part of the Residential Management Services family since 1/31/1986, coming from the Ouellette Group Home and living at Hunters Lane,...
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Anthony "Tony" Fontana

March 3, 1926 - December 23, 2017

Anthony "Tony" J. Fontana, 91, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (DiMascolo) Fontana for 70 years. Born in Hartford, on March 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Vito and Minnie Fontana. Tony was raised in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and...
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Florence (Tomczewski) Haze

January 22, 1923 - December 22, 2017

Florence (Tomczewski) Haze, 94, a lifelong resident of New Britain, joined her husband, Edmund and her daughters, Elaine Haze Semanchik and Kathy Larkspur in Heaven on Friday, December 22, 2017. For decades, Florence was a vibrant member of her community, helping her husband run their corner grocery store, Eddie's Market on Allen St., where they sold her famous pierogi. Florence was also known...
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Diana Dowaliby Blake

August 7, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Diana (Dowaliby) Blake, 88, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Richard P. Blake, Jr., entered into eternal peace, Thursday December 21, 2017. Diana was born on August 7, 1929 in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late John and Mary Dowaliby. She graduated from William Hall High School, West Hartford in 1948 and went on to be a key punch operator at Royal Typewriter in West Hartford, then at the...
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Anna L. Duksa

December 20, 2017

Anna L. Duksa, 98, of Monterey, California, formerly of West Hartford and Madison, Connecticut died peacefully, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Anna attended Providence Hospital, School of Nursing, Washington, D.C. where she met Walter J. Duksa, M.D. her beloved husband for over sixty years. Anna was predeceased by Walter and her son William. Anna is survived by...
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Edward Lipinski

December 9, 1942 - December 20, 2017

Edward Lipinski, 75, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Irena (Powojski) Lipinski for 50 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Zygmunt and Wanda (Guminski) Lipinski, he came to the U.S. in 1974 and lived in New Britain and was a machinist at Textron for 33 years. In 2004 he and Irena...
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Lorraine (Oppelt) Dunn

December 18, 2017

Lorraine (Oppelt) Dunn, 91, of Newington, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Dunn, Sr. Born in Hartford, daughter of William and Albertine (Garand) Oppelt, she was a longtime resident of Newington and a member of St. Mary's Church and the Newington/Wethersfield Women's Club. Lorraine retired from the Town of Newington School System after...
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Jan (John) P. Szymanowski

February 23, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Jan (John) P. Szymanowski, 92, of Newington, died on Monday, December 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. Although born in Brooklyn, NY when Jan was 2 years old, his family moved to Poland where he lived until 1964 when he returned to the U.S. He was employed at Atlantic Machine Tool until his retirement. Jan loved being a Dziadzi. He cared for his grandchildren while their parents were at work...
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Stella T. Bendzinski

December 17, 2017

CORRECTION: Stella T. Bendzinski, 102, of West Hartford, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home with her family at her side. Born on October 27, 1915, in Hartford, Stella was the daughter of the late Wojciech and Barbara (Pazek) Bendzinski. She attended Hartford public schools and graduated from Hartford High School, Class of 1934.Prior to her retirement, Stella worked in data entry...
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Edward J. Kaminsky, Sr.

June 1, 1922 - December 16, 2017

Edward J. Kaminsky, Sr., 95, of Newington, died on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Born in New Britain, son of the late John and Mary (Zera) Kaminsky, he was a longtime Newington resident and parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign and the Good Conduct...
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Maria Piwowarska

December 16, 2017

Maria Piwowarska, 80, of New Britain passed away on Saturday, December 16th 2017. Born in Poland, she resided in New Britain for many years where she raised her family and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She worked as an electrical assembler for Dana Limited in Bristol, where she retired after many years. Maria was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who was happiest when...
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Judith "Judi" Jensen

September 12, 1941 - December 16, 2017

Judith "Judi" Jensen, 76, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 54 years, of Richard A. Jensen, Sr. Born and raised in Hartford, daughter of the late Robert and Barbara (Kingsbury) Turner, Judi resided in Newington for the past 25 years. She was a 1959 graduate of Bulkeley High School, Hartford, and retired from Alert...
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Rosaire J. Saucier

March 6, 1947 - December 16, 2017

Rosaire J. Saucier, 70, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 at his home. Born on March 6, 1947 in Ft. Kent, ME, Rosaire was the son of the late Adelard and Alpheda (Roy) Saucier. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Stanley Works was also a member of the SVEA Club in Berlin. In past years, he was an active volunteer with the New Britain EMS. Left to honor his...
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Helen M. Szumski

December 15, 1914 - December 16, 2017

Helen M. Szumski, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, one day after her 103rd birthday. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Adolf and Maria (Tomaszewski) Szumski, she was a New Britain resident until moving to Cedar Mountain Commons in Newington six years ago. After more than 33 years of employment, Ms. Szumski retired as chief of operations from the CT Department of...
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Nancy J. Swan

September 28, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Nancy J. Swan (Locke), 78, died peacefully surrounded by her husband and sons on Friday December 15,2017. Born on September 28, 1939 in Portsmouth New Hampshire, Nancy was the daughter of Walter and Eva Locke. She attended Yale in New Haven, CT to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. In 1961, she married the love of her life, Dennis, and moved to Newington, CT where they lived...
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Edward "Tom" Ross

December 14, 2017

Edward T. "Tom" Ross, 75, of Newington, beloved husband of Terree D. (Moore) Ross for 36 years, passed away on Thursday, December 14th 2017 at his home, with his loving wife by his side. He passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Britain, son of the late Edward and Genevieve (Gavelek) Ross, he raised his family in Newington where he resided for many years. He was...
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Warren L. Young

February 18, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Warren L. Young, 90, of Newington, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Claire (Berube) Young for 68 years. Born in West Hartford, son of the late John Young, Sr. and Nina (Alward) Young, he was a proud Newington resident since 1935. Warren served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a...
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Lorraine T. Goulet

December 13, 2017

Lorraine T. Goulet, 84, of Newington, beloved wife of the late John P. Goulet, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Belair Manor in Newington, surrounded by her family. Born in Lewiston, ME to the late George and Laurette Savard, she worked many years at Society for Savings in Newington and also loved working at Newington Pediatrics. She also was the administrator for the family...
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Emily M. "Mickey" Galecki

February 24, 1922 - December 13, 2017

Emily M. "Mickey" Galecki, 95, of Newington died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in New Britain on February 24, 1922, daughter of the late Waclaw & Monica (Sutula) Galecki, Mickey was a graduate of New Britain High School. She was employed with Fafnir Bearing Company in New Britain and Newington before retiring after 43 years of dedicated service. Mickey...
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Sarah B. "Sue" Muchnick

February 20, 1934 - December 12, 2017

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Sarah B. "Sue" Muchnick, passed away at Hartford Hospital. Born in Everett, MA on February 20, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Albert & Bella (Kaplan) Bronstein. Prior to her retirement, she was an assistant manager at the former Society for Savings Bank in Newington. In her free time, she loved designing and crafting quilts, holding membership with the...
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Jennie Salomone

December 11, 2017

Jennie (Musillo) Salomone, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony W. Salomone. Born in Queens, NY, daughter of the late Louis and Marie Musillo, she lived in Portland, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and settled back in Newington six years ago. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she leaves her three children, Rosemary...
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Francesco Mucciacciaro

February 13, 1916 - December 10, 2017

Francesco Mucciacciaro, 101 and 10 months, of Unionville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with his family at his side. Born on February 13, 1916, in Italy, Francesco was the son of the late Luigi and Giocondina (Guerrera) Mucciacciaro and the husband of the late Maria Mucciacciaro. Prior to his retirement he was employed in the electrical manufacturing industry. A man of...
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Alessandro DeFilippis

December 10, 2017

Alessandro DeFilippis, of Newington, beloved husband of Marinella (Tarascio) DeFilippis, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born and raised in Lenola (Latina) Italy, he served in the Italian Army in Como, Lombardia. Alessandro and his family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Hartford, CT. He worked as a foreman for Argo Industries in Berlin for more...
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George A. King

February 22, 1942 - December 10, 2017

George Alden King, 75, of Newington, beloved husband of 49 years to Diane (Fournier) King, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2017. George was born on February 22, 1942 in Swanton, VT and was the son of the late Homer and Florina (Jette) King. He was the founder and owner of Modern Concrete Pumping for over 50 years. Not only was George a devoted husband to Diane, but a proud father to...
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John F. Nielsen

May 25, 1920 - December 9, 2017

John F. Nielsen, 97, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully into Eternal Life on Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was formerly of Newington and Ashlar Village, Wallingford. Born on May 25, 1920 in Hartford, John was the son of the late Martin and Martha (Schremmer) Nielsen. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1938. As a youth he was a Boy Scout and...
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Sean Martin Boucher

September 3, 1971 - December 9, 2017

Sean Martin Boucher, 46, of New Britain, left this world on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born in Hartford, he was the beloved son of Eugene and Elizabeth (Moorhouse) Boucher of Avon. Sean was raised in West Hartford and graduated from Conard High School. He was extraordinarily passionate, artistic, and intelligent. From one of his closest friends, John Camillieri: "Beautiful Sean, one of the...
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Anita Botticello

November 10, 1930 - December 9, 2017

Anita (Hogan) Botticello, 87, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Atria Greenridge Place joining her beloved husband of 63 years, Tony, in eternal rest. Born in Meriden, she lived most of her early years in Westfield, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Jenny (DelVecchio) Hogan. Anita graduated from Westfield High School in 1948 and the...
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Stephen Buczek

December 8, 2017

Stephen Buczek, 87, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was a lifelong New Britain resident and son of the late Michael and Katherine (Russin) Buczek. Stephen served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Northwestern TGM Memorial Post and Catholic War Veterans Post 1650. He is survived by...
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Jan Soj

June 7, 1926 - December 5, 2017

Jan (John) Soj, 91, longtime resident of New Britain, died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1951. Jan worked at the Fafnir Bearing Co. as a machinist and retired after many years of service. During his 35 years of retirement, he was an avid outdoorsman and an expert archer who...
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Giuseppe Iozzo

December 5, 2017

Giuseppe Iozzo, 77, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Jerome Home. He was the beloved husband of the late Sharen Iozzo for 45 years. Born in Calabria Contanzaro, Italy, son of the late Nichola and Chiara Iozzo, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Holy Spirit Church. Giuseppe was employed by Fafnir Bearing for many years until his retirement. He was an...
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Edmund F. Reiss

December 3, 2017

Edmund F. Reiss, 89, of Newington, died on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Emily (Jesionka) Reiss for 66 years. Born in New Britain, he moved to Newington in 1966. Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Dr. Greg Reiss and his wife Kay of Newington; his daughter, Gail Petrella and her husband Brad of Avon Lake, OH; his grandchildren, Alex and Maggie...
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Theresa M. (Drydol) Banks

December 1, 2017

Theresa M. (Drydol) Banks, 81, of Newington, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Edgar David Banks. Born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (Basta) Drydol, she was a longtime Newington resident. Prior to her retirement, Theresa was employed by Ames Department Store. Theresa loved Broadway musicals with her favorite of all time...
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Jan Lipinski

December 14, 1929 - November 30, 2017

Jan Lipinski, 87, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1965. He retired from Textron where he worked as a machinist. Jan was a selfless and devoted man who loved his family deeply. After his youngest son died at a young age, Jan took on the role of a father figure for his daughter-in...
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Teresa Adamski

February 12, 1928 - November 30, 2017

Teresa (Piascik) Adamski, 89, of New Britain, died on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was born in Poland and came to the U.S. with her family in 1963. She was employed as a Nursing Assistant at Brittany Farms Health Care Center and retired in 1986. Teresa is survived by her children: Anthony and John Adamski, Grace Adamski and Helen Honan and her husband, Tim. She was extremely proud of her two...
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Edward Charles Sullivan

November 28, 2017

Sullivan, Edward C., 68, of Newington, passed away peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Karen (Carpe) Sullivan who passed on September 12, 2009, and he was the son of the late Charles and Marian (Raish) Sullivan. A Newington resident since 1978, he was employed as a Radio Technician for Northeastern Communications. In his spare time Edward loved to take trips to enjoy the...
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Stephen P. Nesko

January 17, 1943 - November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Stephen P. Nesko, 74, entered into eternal life peacefully while at Masonicare of Wallingford. Born on January 17, 1943 in Hartford, CT he was the son of the late Joseph A. & Eleanor (Maradie) Nesko. As a young boy, he was selected by Norman Rockwell to pose as the subject for the "At the Optometrist" painting, while getting an eye exam at the Harvey & Lewis...
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Helen Wisniewski Norris

May 12, 1920 - November 28, 2017

Helen W. (Wisniewski) Norris, 97, of Wethersfield, beloved wife of the late Alexander Norris, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford on May 12, 1920 to the late Adam and Martha (Mocarski) Wisniewski. Helen was a lifetime member of Saints Cyril and Methodius Church Ladies Guild, PNA Post 51, the Polish Women's Alliance and the...
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Mary (Nevelos) Albrycht

November 26, 2017

Mary (Nevelos) Albrycht, 92, of Newington, died peacefully with her family at her side, on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Charles J. Albrycht, Jr. for 67 years. Born and raised in Plainville, she resided in Newington since 1955. In her younger years, she worked as a cashier at the Strand Theatre in Plainville. She was a hairdresser for many years at the Hairport, Wethersfield,...
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Lech Olszewski

January 4, 1957 - November 25, 2017

Lech Olszewski, 60, of New Britain, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1992. He was an outdoor sports enthusiast who enjoyed fishing, hunting, tending to his garden and pigeon farming. His love for nature, life and family never went unnoticed. Lech is survived by his wife, Stanislawa (Mateja) Olszewska and...
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Robert "Bob" E. Walter

November 24, 2017

Robert "Bob" E. Walter, 87, of Newington died peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria H. (Miano) Walter. Born in New York City, NY, son of the late Alex and Lina (Schmitt) Walter, he resided in Newington since 1966, where he and Gloria raised their family. Bob was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, having served on the USS Manchester, and was a...
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Judith-Anne Lucier Smith

November 23, 2017

Judith-Anne (Lucier) Smith passed away peacefully on November 23, 2017. Judith was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Laura (Bugbee) Lucier and was a loving mother and grandmother. She leaves behind 2 children Geoffrey Smith and his wife Suzanne, of Beaumont Texas, and Jody Michaud and her husband Gerard, of Glastonbury, 6 grandchildren and her companion of 18 years, Rodney Vaillancourt. She...
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Helen B. (Barnicle) Clough

November 22, 2017

Helen B. (Barnicle) Clough of Avon CT, 94, beloved wife of the late Robert F. Clough passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017 with family by her side. Born and raised in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Walsh) Barnicle. One of four children, Helen was predeceased by her two brothers and sisters-in-law, John P and Elizabeth (Nolan) Barnicle and Martin and Shirley ...
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Frank R.C. Nemeth

November 19, 2017

Frank R.C. Nemeth, 90, of West Hartford, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (DiBenedetto) Nemeth died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. Frank was born in Hartford, the son of John and Mary (Poltl) Nemeth and was a Greater Hartford resident all of his life. He retired in 1991 from the Pratt and Whitney Machine Tool Co., of West Hartford after 40 years of service. Frank was a World War II...
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Lynn M. Siedsma

October 14, 1954 - November 18, 2017

Lynn Marie (Ambrogio) Siedsma, 63, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly November 18, 2017 of complications following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Hartford, Lynn was the daughter of the late Joseph and Constance (Sapia) Ambrogio. She was the proud and loving mother of Michael Kostruba, Joseph Siedsma, and Eric Siedsma and survived by husband Jeff Siedsma, and the beloved sister...
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James G. "Jim" Nikola, Sr.

March 12, 1945 - November 16, 2017

James "Jim" G. Nikola, Sr., 72, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. He was born in Cornwall, NY to the late Franklin Nikola, Sr. and Edna (Bailey) Wardega and enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1965. Jim was an easy-going guy who had a passion for riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles. He and his wife, Mary Ann would go on long bike rides with their...
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Pauline "Paula" (Rousseau) Schuetz

November 15, 2017

Pauline R. "Paula" (Rousseau) Schuetz, 92, formerly of Newington and Berlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Pilgrim Manor in Cromwell, CT due to complications of diabetes. She was the beloved wife and soul mate of the late Calvin Schuetz who she gave loving care to the last seven years of his life. Born in Lowell, MA, daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Louise ...
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David H. Lyons

May 22, 1937 - November 15, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, David H. Lyons, 80, passed away peacefully at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born on May 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Clarence & Angie Lyons. He was a longtime Newington and Farmington resident and prior to retirement was the owner of the Brunette Tool Co. in New Britain. David was a member of the Masons, an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing cards...
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Peter McLean

November 13, 2017

Peter J. McLean, 79, of Haddam Neck, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Eckert) McLean. Born in Harford, he was the son of late Ronald and Marguerite (Hillman) McLean, and resided in Newington for most of his life. Peter served for four years in the U.S. Air Force as a B-52 mechanic in the 8th Air Force 9th Wing 347th Heavy Bombardment...
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Andrés "Sixto" Ortiz

November 13, 2017

Andrés "Sixto" Ortiz Sr., 87 of Guayama, Puerto Rico, passed away on Monday, November 13th at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, Connecticut. Andrés was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Victorio and Amparo (Ortiz) Ortiz. Andrés is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, María Isabel Ortiz-Rodríguez, and his children; Carmen Ortiz, Myrta Bruzas, Andrés...
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Anastazja Baranowski

March 15, 1924 - November 12, 2017

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Anastazja Baranowski, 93 was called to eternal life at her New Britain residence. Born in Poland on March 15, 1924, she was a longtime resident of New Britain where she was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a machinist at Atlantic Tool, giving many years of dedicated service. She was predeceased by her husband...
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Marianna (Kopanko) Morgiewicz

April 24, 1932 - November 11, 2017

Marianna (Kopanko) Morgiewicz, 85, of Plainville, passed peacefully in the arms of her daughters on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. She was born in Poland to the late Kazimierz and Eugenia (Sapkowska) Kopanko and immigrated to the U.S. in 1963 with her husband, Boleslaw and three young daughters. With very little formal education, Marianna was used to farm living and now had to adjust to a new way of...
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Carl A. Day

November 9, 2017

Carl A. Day, 92, of Newington passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Ouellette) Day, who preceded him in death by only three weeks. Born in Skowhegan Maine to the late Floyd and Mona (Smith) Day and grew up in Princeton Maine. Carl joined the United States Navy on July 15, 1943 and served in WWII before marrying the love of his...
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Aimee Lynn (Viens) Millett

November 9, 2017

Aimee Lynn (Viens) Millett, 35, of Middletown, beloved wife of Gregory E. Millett Jr., tragically passed away in a car accident Thursday, November 9, 2017. Aimee was born in Hartford, a daughter of Marcel and Claire (Lavoie) Viens, and resided in Middletown for the past 12 years. She graduated from Newington High School, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albertus Magnus College, and her...
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Irene "Renie" (Legowski) McCarthy

November 7, 2017

Irene "Renie" (Legowski) McCarthy, 89, of Newington, loving wife of the late Dennis J. McCarthy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born in Southington, the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian (Pilitowski) Legowski, she was raised in Hartford, before moving to Newington 33 years ago. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, the VFW Women's Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time...
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Shirley Augustine

November 7, 2017

Shirley (Farley) Augustine, 83, of Plainville, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Augustine, Jr. Born and raised in New Britain, she was a Plainville resident for 20 years, and a member of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, New Britain. Shirley enjoyed watching game shows, doing puzzles, visiting the casino and...
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Jozef Marcisz

March 19, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Jozef Marcisz, 86, of Forestville, died on Monday, November 6, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Irena (Gromak) Marcisz for 67 years. He was born in Poland to the late Michal and Bronislawa (Grzymkowska) Marcisz and worked on the family farm and later became the manager of his village's farming co-op. In 1966, he and his family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in New Britain. He retired from...
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Gloria Savo Ciarcia

November 6, 2017

Gloria (Savo) Ciarcia, of Newington, passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the age of 92. She belonged to St. Mary's Church, Newington, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild for many years. Born on December 1, 1924, in East Haven, she attended St. Agnes School of Nursing and later worked at St. Agnes Home. She later worked for the Newington...
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Ann B. (Pawlicki) Metelsky

January 23, 1920 - November 6, 2017

Ann B. (Pawlicki) Metelsky, 97, of New Britain, died on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the comfort of her home. She was born in New Britain on January 23, 1920 to the late Walter and Frances (Belczak) Pawlicki and attended local schools. She and her family moved to Bristol for 10 years but then returned to her home town. Prior to her retirement, Ann worked in the Dietary Dept. at CCSU for 19 years....
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Evelyn D. DeNote

September 12, 1924 - November 5, 2017

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Evelyn D. DeNote, 93 was called to eternal life at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Mooers Forks, NY on September 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Fred & Della (Root) LaFountain. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Michael P. DeNote, Sr., and seven siblings. Left to honor and cherish her memory are her children Michael P....
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Jaime C. Raposo

July 15, 1946 - November 5, 2017

Jaime C. Raposo, 71, of Newington, died peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal to the late Jose and Balbina (Costa) Raposo, he settled in Connecticut in 1972 with his new bride, Maria (Sousa) Raposo and together they raised their family. Jaime was employed as a machinist at Jacobs Mfg. for many years until his retirement. He was a...
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Michael M. Hofmann, Jr.

November 4, 2017

Michael M. Hofmann, Jr., 73, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Diane (Easton) Hofmann for 49 years. Michael was born in Hartford, son of the late Michael Hofmann, Sr. and Mildred L. (Grau) Hofmann, and was a lifelong Newington resident. A loving and devoted dad, he leaves his son James Hofmann and his wife Brenda of Newington. He also...
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Stephanie (Koczera) Kozikowski

November 1, 1919 - November 4, 2017

Stephanie Marion (Koczera) Kozikowski, 98, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Arbor Rose in New Britain. Born in Lowell, MA, Stephanie was a New Britain resident since 1923. Stephanie was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1938, and was employed as an executive secretary at New Britain Machine Company for 41 years, retiring in 1981. She then served as a...
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Alden B. Taplin III

April 9, 1949 - November 4, 2017

Alden B. Taplin, III, 68, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was raised in Meredith, NH, moving to Connecticut 50 years ago. In 2003, Alden retired from the State of Connecticut Dept. of Developmental Services after more than 30 years of employment. His memories of time spent in "God's Country", enjoying Lake Winnipesaukee and the...
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Margaret "Maggie" Popillo

January 9, 1961 - November 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Margaret "Maggie" Popillo, 56, was called peacefully to eternal life surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poland on January 9, 1961, she was the daughter of Jan Listwan of Poland and the late Halina (Dawidczyk). She was a longtime Newington resident and had a great passion for animals and their rescue. Along with her father, left to honor and cherish her...
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Richard J. Brown

November 14, 1940 - November 2, 2017

Richard Joseph Brown, 76, of Newington, beloved son of the late Rose Mary (Zysk) Brown and Joseph Brown, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was a 1958 graduate of New Britain High School. He majored in Engineering at the University of Connecticut, where he graduated in 1967. Following graduation, Richard was employed at Dynage Electronics in Bloomfield, CT. While at the...
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Vincent Joseph Basile

June 30, 2001 - November 2, 2017

Vincent Joseph Basile, 16, of Wethersfield, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. He was the beloved son of Vincent Basile of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Lorena (Frusciante) Basile of Wethersfield. Born in Hartford, Vincent lived in Wethersfield and was a junior at Wethersfield High School. He loved all kinds of animals. A leftie, he was a brilliant out-of-the box thinker, and always needed to...
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Ann "Nancy" Elizabeth Joy

November 2, 2017

Ann "Nancy" Elizabeth Joy, 90, of Hartford, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Avery Heights. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth of Waterbury and Newington. Ann attended Waterbury Catholic Schools, the University of Vermont, and the University of Southern CT, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Library Science. She was employed...
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Mary A. Tedesco

November 1, 2017

Mary A. (Galligan) Tedesco, 88, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Tedesco, Sr. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Cassidy) Galligan, she lived in Hartford prior to becoming a Newington resident in 1956. She was employed by Travelers Insurance Co. for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1992....
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Waldemar L. Block, Jr.

August 29, 1923 - October 31, 2017

Waldemar (Walt) Louis Block, Jr. was born August 29, 1923, in Chatham, N.Y. He died peacefully on October 31, 2017 at age 94 after a long series of illnesses, all of which he fought courageously. He was the oldest child of Waldemar Ludwig Block, Sr. and Rachel Tracy (Griswold) Block. Walt was a teenager during the Great Depression, and this environment forged a character of self-sufficiency...
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Ralph M. Adams

October 27, 2017

Ralph M. Adams, 95, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Avery Heights. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Finnigan) Adams for 64 years. Born in Collinsville, son of the late Carl and Clara (Ellis) Adams, he was a lifelong Hartford resident. Ralph retired from Traveler's Insurance Company after 22 years of employment and was an avid Red Sox Baseball and UConn...
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Joan Kessell Sabottke

October 26, 2017

Joan Claire (Kessell) Sabottke, 83, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Roger Sabottke, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Joan was born in Fall River, MA, on June 22, 1934, the daughter of the late Raymond and Jeanne (D'Arc Villandre) Kessell. She attended St. Mary Elementary School in Fall River, MA, then moved to New Britain, attended Nathan Hale Junior High, and New Britain High...
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Arthur W. Field

September 18, 1945 - October 25, 2017

Arthur William Field, 72, of Newington, beloved husband of Diane (Baczewski) Field, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Born in New Britain on September 18, 1945, he was the loving son of the late Arthur and Jean (Sokolowski) Field. He attended St. Mary School in New Britain, graduated from Newington High School and was an alumnus of Riverside College in California. Art proudly served...
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Robert Francis Freitag

October 24, 2017

Robert Francis Freitag, 78, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Woodside) Freitag for 46 years. Born and raised in New Haven, son of the late Francis and Kathleen (Prior) Freitag Tempelhof, he lived in Newington for 47 years and retired from Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford after 39 years of service. After his...
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Peter J. Sweeney, Sr.

October 24, 2017

Peter J. Sweeney, Sr., 80, of West Hartford, died peacefully surrounded by his family, on October 24, 2017. Born on June 19, 1937, Pete was the son of the late John and Emma (Carlson) Sweeney and the beloved husband for 44 years to the late Patricia (Petrella) Sweeney. Pete served in the United States Army Reserves and prior to his retirement he was the owner and operator of Tri City Cleaners of...
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Lawrence J. Brennan

December 6, 1934 - October 22, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Lawrence J. Brennan, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family. Born in St. Joseph, MO on December 6, 1934, he was the son of the late John & Elizabeth (Doran) Brennan. He was raised by his mother on the family farm in Maryville, MO and loved to share his early year memories. As a young adult, he was a member of the Missouri National Guard where...
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