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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

Elizabeth Centeno-Carrero

March 7, 1959 - December 5, 2016

Angel wings have been granted to Elizabeth Centeno-Carrero, 57, on December 5, 2016. In her final days Elizabeth was surrounded by loving family and friends that she touched in some way throughout her memorable life. She was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on March 7, 1959 and moved to Hartford in 1972. Elizabeth worked for Bank of America where she gave 33 years of loyal and dedicated work. Elizabeth...
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Mariette P. Adams

December 4, 2016

I was born in October, 1928 in Van Buren, Maine; the place I always loved the best...that and the seashore. My parents Antoine Lavoie and Fabiola Beaulieu, named me Mariette Pauline Esperance. I was the 9th child in a large family of 16 children. We lived on a farm, my father worked on the railroad. As a child I was a tomboy, busy and fun loving. I always remembered my youth with fondness. I...
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Krystyna Andrukiewicz

June 6, 1952 - December 3, 2016

Krystyna (Bagienski) Andrukiewicz, 64, of New Britain, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Married for 40 years, she was the beloved wife and loving partner of Waclaw Andrukiewicz. Born in Poland, daughter of Irena Bagienski and the late Jan Bagienski, Krystyna resided in New Britain since 1994. She was a middle school teacher and principal in Poland, and was currently...
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Mary Louise Giangreco

December 8, 1937 - December 2, 2016

Mary Louise (Latham) Giangreco, 78, of Newington and Rocky Hill, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Her strength and perseverance through her fight with cancer was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was the wife of Richard J. Giangreco for forty years until his death in 1999. Born in Hartford on December 8, 1937 to the late Dorothy...
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Pasquale P. Forgione

November 10, 1926 - December 2, 2016

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Pasquale P. Forgione, 90, passed on to eternal life at The Landing in Farmington with his loving family at his side. Born in New Britain on November 10, 1926, he was the son of the late Antonio & Anna (Carrozza) Forgione. He was a lifelong resident of New Britain and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. He served our country with great pride in the United...
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Kazimiera Olender

December 2, 2016

Kazimiera Olender, 87, of New Britain, passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family, just shy of her 88th birthday. She was the beloved wife of Roman Olender for 63 years. Born in Poland, she came to the U.S. in 1963 and was a New Britain resident since 1967. Kazimiera was a devout catholic and member of Sacred Heart Church. She was employed by...
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Pasquale P. Forgione

November 10, 1926 - December 2, 2016

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Pasquale P. Forgione, 90, passed on to eternal life at The Landing in Farmington with his loving family at his side. Born in New Britain on November 10, 1926, he was the son of the late Antonio & Anna (Carrozza) Forgione. He was a lifelong resident of New Britain and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. He served our country with great pride in the United...
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Margaret E. Cropper

July 3, 1931 - December 1, 2016

Margaret Elizabeth Cropper, 85, of Newington, dearly loved wife of George Duncan Cropper, died December 1st, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Margaret was born on July 3rd, 1931, to the late Frederick and Villareta Amphlett, in Manchester, England. Before moving to Connecticut in 1969, Margaret attended Manchester Teachers Training College, and taught secondary school...
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Stanley B. Januszewski

November 30, 2016

Stanley Bruno Januszewski, a lifetime resident of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was married to the love of his life, the late Albina (Dawidowicz) Januszewski, for more than 60 years. Stanley was the son of the late Adam and Rozalia (Sobiech) Januszewski and a parishoner of Holy Cross Church. He was employed as a tool and die maker by the Marlin Rockwell Corporation...
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Mark J. Kaschak

November 30, 2016

Mark J. Kaschak, 62, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Mihalick) Kaschak, he lived in Newington and West Hartford. He was a dedicated employee and enjoyed his career as an aerospace quality control inspector. He developed close friendships with everyone he...
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Gloria Paradis

November 29, 2016

Gloria (Vaillancourt) Paradis, 84, of Newington, wife of the late Lawrence Paradis died Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was a Newington resident for over 20 years. Gloria is survived by two daughters, Betty Paradis of NH and Lisa Racavich of PA; two sons-in-law, Richard Kelly of Canton and Matthew Buczacki of Newington; two sisters, Joanne Therrien of Canterbury and Jeannette St. Germain of ME;...
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Joseph N. Guglietta

October 24, 1966 - November 28, 2016

On Monday, November 28, 2016, Joseph N. Guglietta, 50, passed on to eternal life. Born in Hartford, CT on October 24, 1966, he was the son Judith (McGarry) Guglietta of Newington and the late Joseph C. Guglietta. He was raised in West Hartford and was a graduate of Hall High School. Joseph received his bachelor's degree from Boston University and had worked many years as a financial planner. ...
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Jacquelyn "Claire" Carroll

November 28, 2016

Jacquelyn "Claire" (Keenan) Carroll, 85, of Newington, wife of the late Robert G. Carroll, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late John J. and Mary P. (Gleason) Keenan, she was a Newington resident for nearly 50 years and a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit. After she graduated with her Bachelor's degree from what is now known as the University...
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Karen I. Brodersen

November 27, 2016

Karen I. Brodersen, 74, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Richard and Ellen (Beck) Brodersen, she was first generation American and raised in Queens, NY. She previously lived in Florida, caring for her parents prior to moving to Newington in 1982. She was employed at The Travelers Insurance Co. and various other jobs prior to...
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Elaine (Jackson) Johnson

November 25, 2016

Elaine J. Johnson, 86, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at her home. Born on September 21, 1930, Elaine was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Bertha (Winston) Jackson and the wife of 43 years to the late Oscar "Ed" Johnson. Elaine was a member of the Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church, where she enjoyed attending services and the fellowship of its...
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Dorothy "Dottie" (Malikowski) Barry

November 24, 2016

Dorothy "Dottie" (Malikowski) Barry of New Britain, went "Home" to her Lord and family this past Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016. Dottie was born on July 11, 1923 on a farm in Southington. She was the second of three children born in the United States to the late John and Stefania Malikowski. She was a young child when the family bought their home in New Britain. She graduated from New...
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Louise E. Griffin

November 23, 2016

Louise E. Griffin, 89, of Newington, previously of West Hartford and Farmington, entered eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 1, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to the late Claude and Esther Walters. The family moved to Hartford and Louise graduated from Hartford High School, continuing her education and graduating from Mercy Hospital...
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Edward J. Bartosewicz

November 23, 2016

Edward J. Bartosewicz, 89, of New Britain died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Schlotterbeck) McLellan Bartosewicz for the last 20 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Stanley and Anne (Michwiec) Bartosewicz, he was a lifelong city resident and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ed was...
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Judith A Gorski

November 23, 2016

Judith A. Gorski, 72, of Newington and previously of Hebron, passed away on November 23, 2016 under hospice care. Born on November 17, 1944, in Hartford, Judy was the daughter of the late Burlin and Mary (McKinnon) Goolsby and the wife of the late Chester J. Gorski. Judy graduated from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of St. Joseph...
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Mary G. Marshman

November 21, 2016

Mary (Gionfriddo) Marshman, 88, of Enfield, beloved wife of the late Vernon Marshman, Jr., died Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home. Mary was born in Dysart, PA, a daughter of the late Paul and Concetta (Munson) Gionfriddo and was a 1947 graduate of Cresson High School in PA. Mary resided in Enfield, previously of Newington for many years and was a member of St. Brigid Church, West Hartford....
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Leonard M. Stasky

November 20, 2016

Leonard M. Stasky, 87, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at his home. Born in Newington to the late John and Catherine (Jurewicz) Staskiewicz, he was a lifelong town resident and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Leonard served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the V.F.W. National Post 14000 and American Legion...
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Marian Selander Anderson

August 5, 1928 - November 20, 2016

Marian (Selander) Anderson, 88, of Newington, beloved wife of Robert Anderson, passed away peacefully Sunday November, 20th 2016. She was born in Bristol, daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Selander. Marian grew up in New Britain before moving to Newington in a house that her husband built for her. Before Retiring to help raise her grandkids, Marian worked at American Radio Relay League (ARRL...
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Yolanda "Vi" Kolodziej

May 30, 1929 - November 20, 2016

Yolanda "Vi" (Concatelli) Kolodziej, 87, of Newington, died on Sunday, November 20, 2016 with family by her side. Born in Hartford to the late Joseph and Condita (Loudovici) Concatelli, she grew up in Elmwood and then spent the remainder of her life in Newington with her late husband, Frank Kolodziej. Vi loved to travel and had an extensive collection of magnets from all of the places she visited...
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Vincenzo Cocolla

November 18, 2016

Vincenzo Cocolla, 87, of Hallandale Beach, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 18, 2016 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Tata) Cocolla. Born in Canicattini Bagni, Italy, son of the late Paul and Carmela (Buccheri) Cocolla, he came to America 50 years ago and lived in Hartford prior to moving to Florida 25 years ago. Vincenzo was a proud member of the...
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James E. Marzi

November 15, 2016

James E. Marzi, 78, of Kensington, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, was carried by angels on November 15, 2016, after a courageous battle. He married the love of his life, the late Sheila Bentz Marzi, on October 11, 1958 in Manchester. Born on July 22, 1938 in New Britain to the late Elsie (Lenzi) Marzi and Louis Marzi, he resided in New Britain and Newington for many...
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Jean A. Backiel

June 5, 1933 - November 15, 2016

Jean A. (Wasilewski) Backiel, 83, of Rocky Hill, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Wenceslaus J. "Vinny" Backiel. A lifelong Rocky Hill resident, Mrs. Backiel was a member of St. James Church. She spent her entire life on the family farm and also enjoyed spending time in her garden, baking for her family, and making sure no...
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Henrietta (Kozlowski) Henclewski

November 15, 2016

Henrietta (Kozlowski) Henclewski, 74, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Kazimierz Henclewski. Born in a small village in Bialystok, Poland, daughter of the late Henryk and Weronika (Nierodzik) Kozlowski, she was a New Britain resident since 1957 and a member of Sacred Heart Church and its...
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Marie Louise "Mimi" Merritt

April 6, 1939 - November 12, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 Marie Louise "Mimi" Merritt, 79, passed on to eternal life at the Autumn Lake Healthcare Center in New Britain. Born in Greece on April 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Francois & Calliope (Christodoulous) Vidal. She was raised in Greece and had lived in California before settling to New Britain. She was employed with Irene's Corset Shop for many years...
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Patricia M. Desautels

November 10, 2016

Patricia (Mathieu) Desautels, 92, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Donald J. Desautels, died Thursday, November 10, 2016. Born in Killingly, a daughter of the late Edgar and Sarah (Mullen) Mathieu, and resided in the greater Hartford area for many years. Patricia was retired from the Board of Education, City of Hartford, after 29 years of service as a paraprofessional and was a member of St...
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Ursula "Uschi" Marko

July 28, 1935 - November 10, 2016

Ursula "Uschi" Marko passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, November 10. She was born in Breslau, Germany on July 28, 1935 to the late Sally and Fritz Hollunder. Ursula was predeceased by Jerry, her husband of 47 years. Together, they had built a loving home in Newington where they lived for many years and enjoyed many celebrations with family and friends. She worked at Fafnir...
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Sophie P. Witz

November 10, 2016

Sophie (Urbanowicz) Witz, 93, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Witz with whom she shared 62 wonderful years of marriage. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Rose Urbanowicz, she attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from New Britain High School. She was employed...
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George Bartholomew Varhol

June 13, 1925 - November 8, 2016

George B. Varhol, 91, of New Hartford, died on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Venegia "Gia" Varhol. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late John P. and Mary M. (Chesanek) Varhol, he lived here most of his life and moved to Las Vegas, NV, where he enjoyed the lifestyle. He and his wife were "extras" in Hollywood movies for 10 years. ...
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Henry J. Turek

November 6, 2016

Henry J. Turek, 95, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Genevieve (Urbanowitz) Turek for 71 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Uchalik) Turek, he was a lifelong New Britain resident and member of Sacred Heart Church. Henry honorably served his country in the U. S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He...
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Adrien E. Fontaine

November 5, 2016

Adrien Fontaine, 89, of Newington died on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Laitres) Fontaine. Born in Quebec, Canada, he was a Newington resident for many years and was a member of St. Mary's Church. Mr. Fontaine was formerly employed by Holo-Krome and the Town of Newington, before retiring in 1989. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus,...
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George E. Lincoln

November 3, 2016

George E. Lincoln, 73, of Westmoreland, NH died unexpectedly after suffering a massive stroke, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. He was the beloved husband of his high school sweetheart, Jo-Ann (Nelson) Lincoln, for 53 years. Born in Hartford, he was a longtime Newington resident, recently moving to Westmoreland, NH. He graduated from Newington High School and received a Bachelor's Degree from...
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Roman Jan Dobrocki

January 30, 1927 - November 2, 2016

Roman Jan Dobrocki, born January 30, 1927 in Trzemeszno, Poland, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. As a youth living in Poland during WWII, he was put into forced labor for 6 years on German farms by the Nazis. Roman was rescued by the British Army at the end of the war and worked for them until 1956 at which time he, his beloved, predeceased wife, Edeltraut, and...
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Marie A Cabanas

November 2, 2016

Marie A. Cabanas, 83, of Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at her home. Born in Hartford to the late Joseph and Anna (Marcuccio) Cabanas, Marie attended local schools and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy, in West Hartford. She loved to cook, entertain and spend time with her friends at her home. Two of Marie's favorite pastimes were playing scrabble and doing her...
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Bryant Scott Judd

October 31, 2016

Bryant Judd, 47, of Newington, Connecticut, husband of Leslie (Brighindi) Judd, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at Hartford Hospital of a complication from undiagnosed diabetes. Bryant was a loving husband, a loving father to his children, a devoted son to his parents, a caring brother to his sister and brother. He was also a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Bryant was married for 10...
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Elizabeth Betty (Starks) Ivanowsky

October 30, 2016

May 2, 1918 - October 30, 2016 Elizabeth "Betty" Starks Ivanowsky, 98, of The Ridge at Riverwoods, Exeter, NH, died Sunday, October 30th . She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 2, 1918, daughter of Samuel E and Minnie (Brasie) Starks. She and her brothers Donald and Roger grew up on Newington Avenue in Hartford. Betty was active in Girl Scouts as a child attending Camp Alice Merit in Easy...
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Susan M. Jaksina

October 30, 2016

Susan M. (Bocompagni) Jaksina, 90, of Berlin, formerly of New Britain, died peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and debilitating illness. Born in New Britain to the late Frank and Mary (Ricci) Bocompagni, she was a longtime resident up until her health warranted more care and she moved into her daughter Debra's home in Berlin. Susan was a very...
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Lois Patricia (Politis) Derr

October 28, 2016

Lois Patricia (Politis) Derr beloved wife of Monroe Hurst Derr passed away suddenly and peacefully October 28, 2016. Lois was a longtime resident of Newington prior to retiring to Shaftsbury, VT several years ago. Lois was born in New Britain, the daughter of William Vincent & Gertrude (Williams) Politis on March 17, 1930. She attended local schools, graduating from high school in 1947. Her...
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Pauline R. Kelly

May 28, 1922 - October 23, 2016

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, Pauline R. Kelly, 94, entered into eternal life at the Vernon Manor Health Care Center. Born on May 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Louis & Rosalie (Orth) Buesser. She was a longtime Newington resident where she was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and the senior center. As an avid knitter, she was active in knitting groups at the senior center, having...
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Katherine "Katie" Beckner Puzycki

October 22, 2016

Katherine "Katie" Beckner Puzycki, 28, of Enfield died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. She was the wife of Casey C. Puzycki. Born in Silver Spring, MD, the beloved daughter of Stephen and Janice (Bickford) Beckner, she lived in Torrington and Newington for most of her life, before moving to Enfield a short time ago. She was an amazing mother to their son, Cayden, the apple of her parent's...
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Dorothy L. Kask

May 12, 1937 - October 22, 2016

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Dorothy L. Kask, 79, entered into eternal life at Autumn Lake Healthcare. Born in New Britain on May 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Julius & Rose (Piorkowski) Kask. She was a longtime Newington resident, always devoted to her family, and had been a longtime member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Lord &...
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Daniel Joseph Caron, Sr.

October 21, 2016

Daniel Joseph Caron Sr., 63, who lived his life in his beloved Bristol, CT, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Bristol Hospital. Dan was born on April 11, 1953 at Bristol Hospital, and was the eldest son of the late Adelard and Mary (Cyr) Caron of Canada, Van Buren, Maine and Bristol, CT. Dan was a graduate of Bristol Central High School Class of 1971 and held an associate's degree in Drafting and...
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Henry Pouliot

November 27, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Henry Pouliot, 89, of New Britain died on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at home. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Duffy) Pouliot, for 65 years. Born in New Britain, he was a lifelong city resident, he served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a member of Holy Cross Church. Henry owned and operated H. Pouliot, Inc., home builders and developers for many years, with projects in New Britain,...
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Gertrude F. Tatro

July 25, 1909 - October 19, 2016

Gertrude F. Tatro, 107, of Watertown died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Daughter of the late Albert G. and Mary J. (Newman) Tatro, she was a lifelong West Hartford resident. Gertrude worked at Aetna Life & Casualty for over 45 years, retiring as an underwriter, in 1974. She was active as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, for over 60 years, and the Girl Scouts of America, during her...
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M. Theresa Castagna

February 20, 1940 - October 19, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, M. Theresa Castagna, 76, passed away at Hartford Hospital from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Born in Chicopee Falls, MA on February 20, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph & Lillian (Haffke) Ouellette. She was a longtime Newington resident where she was active with her condominium association, having served on its board of directors...
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Vincent Carey

October 18, 2016

Vincent Carey, 58, of Tamarac, FL, formerly of Newington died on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at home. Born in Hartford, son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Eddy) Carey, he lived in Newington for most of his life. Vincent worked for the State of Connecticut, Judicial Services Dept. for many years. Vinny served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, playing the blues on his...
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Dorothy M. Gworek

April 5, 1933 - October 18, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Dorothy M. Gworek, 83, passed away peacefully to eternal life, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Britain, on April 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Katherine (Suski) Marut. She was a lifelong resident where she was a parishioner of St. Jerome's Church, and prior to retirement was an inspector at Fafnir Bearing for many years. She was...
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Jeffny Pally

March 25, 1997 - October 16, 2016

Jeffny Pally, 19, of West Hartford, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was the beloved daughter of Abraham and Shiny Chemmarappally, and loving sister to Joel Pally and Jenny Pally, and leaves many relatives and dear friends. Born in Hartford on March 25, 1997, she was a lifelong West Hartford resident and graduated from Hall High School. Jeffny was active in the St. Timothy Church community...
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Robert P. Chase

July 19, 1936 - October 15, 2016

Robert P. Chase, 80, of New Britain, formerly of Newington and Wethersfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 15, 2016 with his family at his side. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late Alexander and Sophia (Symolon) Cieszynski. He graduated from New Britain High School and the University of Connecticut, where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy....
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George Ziezulewicz

October 11, 2016

Killingworth, CT-Rev. George Ziezulewicz, age 81, passed away peacefully with his family around him, laughing and sharing memories of our lives together on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Rev. Ziezulewicz was born in New Britain, CT on June 17, 1935, son of the late Walter F. and Jessie (Switajewski) Ziezulewicz. He attended area schools and heeded his call to the...
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Elizabeth P. Stevens

October 9, 2016

Elizabeth P. Stevens, 78, loving wife of 57 years to Richard (Dick) Stevens, of Newington, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Torrington, she was the Daughter of Malcolm and Luella (Deno) Peters. An avid baker, she was known best for her chocolate chip cookies. Besides her loving husband Richard, she leaves a daughter Linda Stevens-Nadeau and...
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Mona D. Morin

October 9, 2016

Mona (Deschenes) Morin, 67, of New Britain died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Serge Morin for 43 years. Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Armand and Elise (Bosse) Deschenes, she lived in Hartford before moving to New Britain 15 years ago. Mona was employed by Holo-Krome, West Hartford and was a member of St. Jerome Church. She enjoyed...
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Audrey M. Tobin

November 28, 1928 - October 9, 2016

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Audrey M. Tobin, 87, entered into eternal rest at the Newington Rapid Recovery Center. Born on November 28, 1928 in Milford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Gus & Ethel (Eddy) Lyon. She was a longtime resident of Newington, and prior to retirement was a Registered Nurse caring for patients at New Britain General Hospital and the Rocky Hill VA Hospital. She...
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Norma (Saipal) Landers

February 17, 1933 - October 8, 2016

Norma (Saipal) Landers, 83, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Richard L. Landers for 52 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Albert and Hulda (Frieda) Saipal, she was raised on Monroe St. in New Britain and graduated from St. Matthew High School. She went on to receive her Associate Degree from Hillyer College in Hartford...
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Zbigniew Murawko

October 8, 2016

Zbigniew Murawko, 64, of New Britain, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Born on February 17, 1952 in Poland, he was the son of the late Czeslaw and Melania (Grzelak) Murawko. Zbigniew was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain and worked at Guida-Seibert Dairy for over 15 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, going to beaches and spending time outdoors. He is survived...
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Jean (Oehler) Balavender

October 7, 2016

Jean (Oehler) Balavender, 84, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Stephen L Balavender for 63 years. Daughter of the late Louis and Alice (Mardin) Oehler, she was born and raised in Bristol until 1953 when she and Steve were married. They then began their life in New Britain and were members of St. John...
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Marni Lynn Osgood

October 6, 2016

Marni Lynn Osgood, 50, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Rocky Hill went with the angels to Heaven Thursday, October 6, 2016. Marni graduated from Rocky Hill High School and attended FL State Univ, in FL. Her beautiful green eyes, her smile and her warm heart will stay with us forever. Marni leaves her mother Bonnie Lee Olmstead and step-father Burns Olmstead, of Newington, her father Michael...
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Wilfred "Bill" G. Moore

October 6, 2016

Wilfred "Bill" G. Moore, NC1L, 64, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Sharon A. (Desroches) Moore for 39 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Wilfred and Marilyn (Cathers) Moore, he was a Newington resident since 1986. He served his country honorably in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Bill was employed by the American Radio...
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Tera Jean Molchan

October 3, 2016

Tera Jean Molchan, 38, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed into the loving arms of Jesus on October 3, 2016. Tera was a vivacious, enthusiastic person who brightened up the world with her beautiful smile. She cared deeply and had a tender, loving heart. She will be sadly missed and always remembered. She is the treasured daughter of Bonnie Jean Fisco of East Haven, CT and Peter Molchan of Queens, NY...
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Brendan Helberg

March 21, 1992 - September 30, 2016

Brendan Helberg, 24, of San Francisco, California, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, September 30th. He leaves behind his parents, Rick and Melon Helberg of Newington, his big brother, Conor, of Boise, Idaho, his Nana, Margaret Berry, of Warwick, NY and his Pop and Grandma, Stanley and Barbara Helberg of Newington. He also leaves behind many wonderful and supportive aunts, uncles, cousins, and...
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Stephen Kuzoian

September 29, 2016

Stephen Kuzoian, 89, of Newington, passed into eternity with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2016. He was the best friend and beloved husband of Elsie (Magee) Kuzoian for 64 years. Born in Edgewood, RI, son of the late Stephen and Paris (Asadorian) Kuzoian, he moved to Connecticut in 1939 and lived in Newington for most of the remainder of his life. Steve is survived by three loving sons...
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Barbara J. Gwiazdowski

September 28, 2016

Barbara J. Gwiazdowski, 68, wife of Mieczyslaw, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Bristol, CT. Born in Poland to the late Jozef and Janina (Kawka) Pokrywka. Barbara enjoyed gardening, vacationing, camping and cooking. No one ever left her home without enjoying a wonderful meal. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family and was the best...
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Genevieve (Zajaczkowski) Malachowski

September 26, 2016

Genevieve "Jean" (Zajaczkowski) Malachowski, 98, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Walter Malachowski. A lifelong New Britain resident, Genevieve was the daughter of Wincenty and Scholastyka (Urbanowicz) Zajaczkowski and a member of Holy Cross Church, the Mother's Club and the Rosary Society. She honorably served her country in the...
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Bethany L. Gray

January 14, 1945 - September 25, 2016

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Bethany Gray, 71, a longtime Newington resident, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in Providence, RI on January 14, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin & Sarah (Quigley) Luther. She had attended Bryant College and was married in 1968 to Lee Gray, with whom she enjoyed 48 beautiful years together. She was employed for 20 years with...
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Helene LeBlanc

February 8, 1924 - September 23, 2016

Helene G. LeBlanc, 92, of Wethersfield and Rocky Hill, beloved wife of the late Leonard J. LeBlanc, died Friday, September 23, 2016. She was born in Memramcook Ouest, New Brunswick, Canada. The daughter of the late Ernest and Alberta (LeBlanc) Gaudet and resided for many years in Hartford. Helene was a member of the Wethersfield Senior Center, Incarnation Women's Club, Rosary Alter Society of...
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Josephine Guzy Krupa

September 23, 2016

Josephine G. Krupa, 95, of Newington, died on Friday, September 23, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by Adolph J. Krupa, her beloved husband of 55 years. Josephine was born in West Hartford, daughter of the late John and Anna (Rumak) Guzy. Josephine was the devoted mother of her two sons, John Krupa of Chula Vista, CA, and Joseph Krupa of Newington, and her daughter...
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Sister Catherine McNally

June 30, 1917 - September 23, 2016

Sister Catherine McNally (Sister Joseph Theodore), a member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT, died at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor in New Britain on Friday, September 23, 2016. Born in Westport, CT June 30, 1917 of the late Thomas J. McNally and Mary Esther Reilly McNally, Sister Catherine entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, on September 8, 1937 and celebrated her Profession of Vows...
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Cecelia Kuzara

September 19, 2016

Cecelia (Borkowski) Kuzara, 90, of New Britain, passed away quietly at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was a lifelong resident born in New Britain to the late John and Teofila Borkowski. Cissy was an experienced seamstress who worked at what is now the Hospital of Central CT for many years prior to her retirement. Beloved sister and aunt, she leaves behind her twin...
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Jean Milnes

February 13, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Jean Milnes, 88, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in England, daughter of the late Francis and Evelyn Milnes, she was educated in Yorkshire prior to coming to the United States. Jean moved to Hartford in 1960 and then settled in West Hartford on Trout Brook Drive. She was employed at Cigna Insurance Company and held various positions until her...
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Teresa Bagienski

May 27, 1956 - September 18, 2016

Teresa (Kmita) Bagienski, 60, of Bristol, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. She was born in Poland to the late Waclaw and Helena (Palkiewicz) Kmita. Teresa was a wonderful woman who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. She leaves behind her husband, Tadeusz Bagienski; her sisters Maria Raczkowska and her husband Ryszard and Barbara Kirej and her husband Frank; her adored...
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Mary Hyland Baker

September 17, 2016

Mary V. (Hyland) Baker, 90, of Carlsbad, CA, formerly of Newington and West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Baker. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late George and Johanna (Slater) Hyland, she lived in West Hartford prior to moving to Newington where she spent over 30 years. Mary was a member of St. Mary's Church,...
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Lucy (Ringrose) Clarke

September 16, 2016

Lucy R. (Ringrose) Clarke, 81, of South Windsor, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late James C. Clarke. Born in New Haven, daughter of the late Kenneth and Jeannette (Vancouvering) Ringrose, she attended the University of Hartford and UConn and was employed by Colvin Yachts for many years prior to her retirement. She...
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Arlyd R. Lishnak

October 9, 1947 - September 16, 2016

Arlyd Eve (Reckert) Lishnak, 68, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy on Friday, September 16, 2016, with her family by her bedside. She was born October 9, 1947 in New Britain to the late Arnold and Lydia (Schneider) Reckert, after both of whom she was named. She graduated from Newington High school in 1965 and Central Connecticut...
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Dorothy D.(Dombrowski) Jakubczyk

September 13, 2016

Dorothy D. (Dombrowski) Jakubczyk, 83, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Jakubczyk. Born in Wilkesbarre, PA, daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie Dobrowski, she was a longtime Newington resident and member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. She spent most of her life caring for her home and family. Dorothy also...
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Thomas R. Gunning

September 11, 2016

Thomas R. Gunning, 43, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home. Born in New Britain, son of Joyce Dube Gunning of Newington and the late Thomas Gunning, he was a longtime Newington resident and spent time in New Haven prior to moving to Manchester. Thomas was very athletic and creative, he loved football, baseball and motorcycles. He had a talent of...
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Armando R. Correia

April 9, 1928 - September 11, 2016

Armando R. Correia, 88, of Newington, beloved husband of Clementina (Piedade) Correia, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Born in Aljubarrota, Portugal, on April 9, 1928, he was the son of the late Joaquim and Monica (Ribeiro) Correia. He came to the United States in 1967 and lived in Hartford for many years before settling in Newington. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church,...
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Maurice L. Boissonneault

April 18, 1919 - September 9, 2016

On Friday, September 9, 2016, Maurice L. Boissonneault, 97, passed away at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born on April 18, 1919, he was the son of the late Alcide & Mary (Fillion) Boissonneault. Prior to retirement, he was employed with Waring Products in New Hartford for many years as a model maker. In addition to Maurice's love of family, he enjoyed gardening, raising specialty roses, and...
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Eileen Collins Hogan

January 5, 1924 - September 9, 2016

Eileen Collins Hogan, 92 ½ years, of Newington, died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, with courage and dignity, the same way she lived her life. She was the beloved wife of the late John D'Arcy Hogan, Jr. Eileen was the youngest child of Margaret Kerin and Daniel Michael Collins and was affectionately referred to as "Honey Girl." Born on January 5, 1924, she was raised in West Hartford and graduated...
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Rodney J. Wilson

March 31, 1942 - September 7, 2016

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Rodney J. Wilson, 74, entered into eternal life at Newington Rapid Recovery Center. His life and funeral will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 14, at 11:30 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Church of the Holy Spirit. Rites of Committal will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford. Relatives and friends may gather for visitation on Wednesday prior...
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Helen H. Rahm

September 7, 2016

Helen H. Rahm, of Newington, CT. and Charlestown, R.I., died on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Wakefield, RI. Born in New Britain, CT on August 31, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Harry Rivers Holland of Peacedale R.I. and Ethel Miner Holland of No. Stonington, CT. Helen was a life-long resident of Newington where she made her home and raised her cherished family. Helen was homemaker...
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Paul J. Daigle

September 7, 2016

Paul J. Daigle, 59, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Junrong "Julie" (Feng) Daigle, for 3 years. Born in Hartford, son of Norman Joseph Daigle of FL and Dorothy (Canino) Daigle of East Haddam, he was a longtime East Haddam resident prior to moving to Berlin 10 years ago. After...
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Alfreda J. Varhol

July 9, 1958 - September 6, 2016

Alfreda J. Varhol, 58, daughter of the late John and Bernice (Jakacki) Varhol, died on Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016 at home. Born in New Britain she grew up here, moving to Plainville 20 years ago. Alfreda worked in the CCARC Workshop Program and was active in the Special Olympics for many years. She enjoyed bowling, dancing and all family get-togethers. Survivors include her two brothers and their...
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Elizabeth M. Pignatella

March 9, 1941 - September 4, 2016

On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Elizabeth M. (Saporito) Pignatella, 75, formerly of Porter's Pass in Berlin, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Born in New Britain, CT on March 9, 1941, she was predeceased by her former husband James J. Pignatella, Jr. Prior to retirement, she was employed many years with A&P and Food Mart Supermarkets as a head cashier. Left to honor and cherish her...
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John William Derail

January 23, 1950 - September 4, 2016

John William Derail, 66, of Newington, beloved husband of Maritza (Garbalosa) Derail, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Born on January 23, 1950 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Paul John and Gertrude Ann (Halloran) Derail. John was a graduate of Newington High School Class of 1969. A Veteran of the Vietnam Era, he proudly served his country as a submariner in the United States...
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Dorothy M Provini

September 3, 2016

Dorothy "Dot" M. (Denesevich) Provini, 85, of Kensington, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 after enduring a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Provini for 62 years. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen (Krushinski) Denesevich, she was a communicant of St. Paul's Church and a member of the Women's Knights of Columbus. She was employed...
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Stephen A. Nemeth

September 1, 2016

Stephen A. Nemeth, 88, of Hartford, died Thursday September 1, 2016 and was a lifelong resident of the city. He was born in Hartford, the son of the late John and Mary (Poltl) Nemeth and was a devout communicant of Our Lady of Sorrows Church where he was a former member of the Parish Council as well as a Eucharistic Minister. Stephen was a longtime member of the Parkville Senior Center and...
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Constance Mary Hebert

March 11, 1935 - September 1, 2016

Constance Mary Hebert, 81, beloved wife of Percy Hebert, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, September 1, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was born in Green River, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Lavoie) Theriault. Constance was married to her loving husband Percy for 56 wonderful years. She worked for CPM Insurance Company and in her retirement...
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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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