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DUKSA FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES

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

Carl J. Bienkowski

February 3, 1945 - June 12, 2018

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Nicholas Hamisevicz

December 8, 1919 - June 12, 2018

Nicholas Hamisevicz, 98, of New Britain, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. A lifelong resident, he was born to the late Nicholas and Eva Roman (Novick) Hamisevich. Nicholas worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 43 years, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and the Army Air Force during World War II. He and his late wife, Helen, together earned associate degrees in data processing...
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Dominic "Grumpy" Paternostro

June 11, 1938 - June 11, 2018

Dominic "Grumpy" Paternostro, Sr., 80, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on his 80th birthday, June 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford, son of the late Louis and Catherine (Trapasso) Paternostro, he was a longtime Glastonbury resident. Dominic served his country in the U.S. National Guard and was a longtime former employee at CT Printers Inc. and Northeast Graphic...
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Klaus Guttmann

June 8, 2018

Klaus Guttmann, 92, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Veteran's Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Guttmann. Born in Breslau, Germany, son of the late Hans and Erna (Zepler) Guttmann, he was a Newington resident for over 20 years and also lived in Cape Cod. Klaus honorably served in...
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Robert W. Allen

May 6, 1924 - June 4, 2018

Robert W. Allen, 94, of Newington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, June 4, 2018. Born in East Providence, RI on May 6, 1924, he was the son of the late Lloyd & Edith (Rogers) Allen. He served our country with great pride in the United States Navy during WWII. Bob was a longtime Newington resident, and prior to retirement was employed with Creed Monarch Inc giving...
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Henry G. Wellin

August 1, 1925 - May 31, 2018

Henry G. Wellin, 92, was called peacefully to eternal life on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in New Britain on August 1, 1925, he served our country as a proud American during WWII in the United States Army. He was a longtime Wethersfield resident and prior to retirement, he was employed with Tilcon-Tomasso, giving 33 years of dedicated service. Always...
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Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski

May 30, 2018

Kathryn (Marshall) Koboski, age 70, died unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep on May 30th at Covenant Village in Cromwell, CT, three weeks after moving from Berlin, CT. Born in New Britain, CT, on January 29, 1948 to the late Mary (Cleary) and Norman T. Marshall, she lived there until her mother's passing in 1958. She then moved to South Portland, Maine to live with her Aunt and Uncle,...
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Oscar H. Martin

May 30, 2018

Oscar H. Martin, 94, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvette R. (Chasse) Martin. Born in St. Agatha, ME, son of the late Gilbert and Alice (Baron) Martin, he was a Newington resident for over 30 years and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed carpentry and was part owner of M & P Pipe Jacking in...
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Donald Kenneth Warner, Jr.

May 26, 2018

Donald (Donnie) K. Warner, Jr., 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2018. Born in Hartford on November 21, 1963, he grew up in Clinton and Hartford and recently moved to Newington with his devoted and loving wife Alisa Visnia Warner. Donald was an avid fisherman and a big Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was a member of the Hartford Moose Lodge as well as an artist who loved to paint. Donnie was...
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Doreen Marie Doot Pittinger

November 19, 1953 - May 26, 2018

Doreen Marie Doot Pittinger, loving wife of Lawrence Pittinger passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born on November 19, 1953 in Newark, NJ and grew up in Simsbury, CT. Doreen was the oldest of six children raised by Raymond and Josephine (Vivona) Doot. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Connecticut and her Master's Degree...
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Henry E. Pike

May 25, 2018

Henry E. Pike, 94, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA, son of the late Henry and Lena (Trahan) Pike, he moved to West Hartford in 1960 and was a Newington resident for the last 30 years. Henry served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Aviator and was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. Henry enjoyed fishing...
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Louis E. Lombardo

May 23, 2018

Louis E. Lombardo, 76, of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Boccia) Hamilton Lombardo for 41 years. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late George and Anna (Wohinz) Lombardo, he was a longtime New Britain resident until moving to Newington 35 years ago. Louis was a former member of the Moose Club in New...
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Gilbert Michael McCusker

May 17, 2018

Gilbert M. McCusker, of Rocky Hill, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Hartford to the late Gerald and Anne (Pelletier) McCusker, he graduated from Bulkeley High School before living in Cincinnati, OH, briefly then settling in Newington. Gilbert served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended the...
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Edward Golebiewski

September 29, 1934 - May 14, 2018

Edward Golebiewski, 83, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born in Warsaw, Poland to the late Gustaw and Janina (Mierzejewska) Golebiewski. Edward had an immense passion for music, dancing, and playing the accordion. He was an avid soccer fan, and enjoyed watching UConn sports. A loving father and grandfather, he is survived by his children Mirek...
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Lois M. Sullivan

July 30, 1935 - May 11, 2018

Lois M. Sullivan passed peacefully from this life on Friday, May 11th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Felix and Mary Kasprow of Newington, CT. She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of sixty-two years, Kenneth J. Sullivan. She leaves a son, Keith J. Sullivan with whom she shared a very special mother-son...
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Leigh Nokes

April 25, 1924 - May 10, 2018

Leigh Nokes, 94, of Berlin, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife Delia (Roberts) Nokes. Born in Swanton, Vermont, April 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Arthur Nokes Sr. and Eva (Savage) Nokes. He is survived by his children Gary Nokes of Barre, Vermont, Carol (Nokes) Doyle of Berlin, Alan Nokes and his...
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Katarzyna Kowal

October 30, 1952 - May 10, 2018

Katarzyna Kowal, 65, of Newington died on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at home. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to be around people. She enjoyed dancing and social events and will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves her daughter, Monika Maziarz and her husband, Matt and the love of her life, her granddaughter, Maya; her brothers:...
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Vincent Michael Guertin

May 9, 2018

Vincent Michael Guertin, 74, of Wethersfield, formerly of Newington, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a short illness. He was loved and surrounded by family, including his wife of just one year, Vicki. Michael was born in Hartford on October 12, 1943, to the late Eileen (O'Connell) and Lucien Vincent Guertin and raised in Hartford and West Hartford. He attended St. Joseph Cathedral Grammar...
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Krystina (Janicki) Nadeau

May 9, 1975 - May 6, 2018

Krystina (Janicki) Nadeau, 42, of New Britain, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born in New Britain to Irena (Ramotowska) and the late Antoni Janicki. She attended local schools and was most recently employed by Klingberg Family Centers. Kris was an outgoing, beautiful soul who had a heart of gold. As her Facebook bio states "ppl lover," that indeed she was. A...
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James Noel Snaden

May 6, 2018

Dr. James N. Snaden, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2018 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was surrounded by his family. He was Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University where he taught for 35 years, from 1966 to 2001, serving also as Geography Department Chairperson for ten years and as Coordinator of the University's...
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Inez R. Campo

May 5, 2018

Inez R. Campo died peacefully on May 5, 2018 surrounded by the love of her children and caregivers. She was 91. Inez was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 13, 1926 to Minnie and Meyer Reamer. As a young woman she enjoyed golf and tennis and won the State of Maryland Women's Golf Championship at age 19. She was a handsome woman with a winning smile, an elegant dresser, a fine cook, a...
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Raymond H. Gallant, Sr.

May 29, 1956 - May 5, 2018

Raymond H. Gallant, Sr. 61, of Plainville and formerly of Newington passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. Born on May 29, 1956, Ray was the beloved husband of Linda (Willard) Gallant and the son of Joseph "Don" and Claire Gallant of Newington. Ray attended local schools in Newington and worked as a mechanic in the automotive industry. He loved classic cars and hot...
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Rita Kawecki Zimmitti

May 4, 2018

Rita Zimmitti, 75, formerly of Berlin, passed away after a long courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Carl Zimmitti, who dedicated his life to caring for her until he was unable to because of his own declining health. Rita was a homemaker who enjoyed having coffee with her neighbors and decorating her home. She was also a wonderful cook. Rita is survived by her...
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Kathleen (Rich) McCrann

May 5, 1958 - May 2, 2018

Kathleen (Rich) McCrann, 59, of Bristol, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born in New Britain to the late Walter and Virginia (Rival) Rich and attended local schools. Kathy worked as a nurse throughout her life also doing what she loved the most, teaching nursing school. She loved being involved in all of her children's school functions including in the...
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Constance M. Kolosowski

April 28, 2018

Constance M. Kolosowski, 100, of Newington and East Lyme, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018. She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine (Leniart) Kolosowski, and lived most of her life in Hartford before moving to Newington in 1970. She graduated from Hartford High School and attended Hillyer College. She was an active member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church,...
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Rita S. (Lessard) Gagnon

April 27, 2018

Rita S. (Lessard) Gagnon, 96, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilles Gagnon. Born in Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late Aurele and Melvina (Roux) Lessard, she was a Newington resident since 1960 and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. She was also a member of St. Jean the Baptist Club. Rita enjoyed...
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Salvador Bailen, Sr.

April 25, 1936 - April 24, 2018

Salvador Dela Cruz Bailen, Sr., 81, of Newington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Born on April 25, 1936 in Alaminos Pangasinan, Philippines, he was the son of the late Flaviano and Leonarda Fontanilla Dela Cruz. Salvador joined the Philippine Navy in 1954 as an electrical mate and was recruited by the U.S. Navy and proudly served 10 years. He was employed as an electrical engineer...
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Francesca Mary Tavana

April 24, 2018

Francesca M. Tavana, 69, of Rocky Hill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Branford, following a brief Illness. Born on October 7, 1948, in Cassibile Sicily, Italy, Francesca was the daughter of the late Luciano and Rosaria (Mazza) Tavana. A hair stylist by trade, she was the former owner of Fran's Hair Salon in Windsor, CT. A talented cook and baker, she made extraordinary...
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David H. Borrup

April 24, 2018

David Hollister Borrup, 74, of Newington, loving husband of Corinne (Parks) Borrup, passed away at his home yesterday after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's and dementia. He had a long career in aerospace having worked at Pratt & Whitney for more than forty-five years. He was responsible for pioneering work in developing the orbital riveting process for gas turbine engine blade retaining...
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Dennis H. Norris

April 23, 2018

On Monday, April 23, 2018, Dennis H. Norris, 44, peacefully entered into eternal life. Born on July 13, 1973, he was the son of David & Mary (Henry) Norris of Newington. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School where he excelled on the swim team, academics, Boy Scouts Troop 105, and perfect attendance throughout his primary education. He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from Trinity...
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Andrea (Wanik) Oden

April 23, 2018

Andrea (Wanik) Oden, 57, of Plainville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Wayne H. Oden for almost 33 years. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of Janet (Peterson) Wanik of FL and the late Walter M. Wanik, she was a Plainville resident for 26 years. Andrea received her Master's degree in Special Education...
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Lucyna Spears

April 23, 2018

Lucyna (Kurys) Spears, 44, of Windsor, beloved wife of Michael Spears, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, after a two year battle with cancer, surrounded by many of her close family and friends. Along with her loving husband Mike, she is survived by her two boys, Joseph and Nicholas, her mother Stella, and predeceased by her father Kazimierz. In addition to her immediate family, she is...
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John J. Kruczek

April 23, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we share with you, the passing of John J. Kruczek on Monday, April 23, 2018. Born in New Britain in 1957 to the late Charles A. and Helen (Pacinda) Kruczek, he was a longtime resident, graduating from E.C. Goodwin Technical School in 1975. John worked as a bridge and roadway inspector for many years. He was a master craftsman and enjoyed woodworking and was a fan...
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Lottie S. Kulas

January 1, 1932 - April 23, 2018

Lottie S. Kulas, 86, of New Britain died on Monday, April 23, 2018. Born in Poland to the late Joseph and Frances (Drenzek) Kulas, she was a longtime New Britain resident, parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of its Ladies' Guild. She had been employed as an inspector at Fafnir Bearing for 32 years and belonged to the Fafnir Seniors Club. Lottie was always known to be a wonderful, kind...
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Jan Litwinko

September 18, 1927 - April 21, 2018

Jan Litwinko, 90, of Colchester, formerly of New Britain, died peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018, with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Waclawa Litwinko. Born in Poland, he was a New Britain resident since 1966 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Mr. Litwinko retired from Atlantic Machine Tool Works, Inc., Newington, after many years of employment. He loved to...
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James K. Henderson

April 18, 2018

James K. Henderson, 71, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Donna Clark Henderson for 37 years. Born and raised in Lansdowne, PA, son of the late Charles Henderson, Jr. and Virginia (Kinsman) Henderson, he graduated from Lansdowne-Aldan High School and continued to Rochester Institute of Technology. He then went on to Officer...
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Paride Perry DeAngelis

April 16, 2018

Paride "Perry" T. DeAngelis, 86, of Coventry, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home. Born in Bridgeport on April 23, 1931, son of the late Perry and Concetta (DeDonato) DeAngelis, he was longtime Coventry resident. Perry served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated with his Bachelor's degree from the Teachers College of CT in 1957 and went on to...
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Emilia F. "Millie" Kurnik

December 12, 1928 - April 13, 2018

Emilia F. "Millie" Kurnik, 89, lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 in the comfort of her home. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph and Julianna Kurnik, she attended local schools, graduated high school and nursing school. A woman of strong faith, she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and had a long career caring for others as a Registered Nurse at...
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Norma Blinn

April 13, 2018

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our mother, Norma E. Blinn on April 13, 2018. She loved being with family and at the beaches in Rhode Island and the southern coast of Maine. She is survived by a son and daughter, John Laseter and his significant other, Sandra Shepard, and Terri Markland (Laseter). She is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as her BFF...
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Maureen Mo Fenton

April 12, 2018

Maureen"Mo" Fenton, 73, of Newington formerly of East Hartford passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a 14 year battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Aloisi) Fenton, she attended Saint Patrick School in Hartford, later moving to Hebron, and then graduated from RHAM High. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Smith Barney....
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Sophie Suzanne Hill

April 9, 2018

Sophie (Szafranski) Hill passed from this life to eternity on April 9, 2018. She was born on December 10, 1933 to John and Veronica Szafranski one of six children. Guided throughout her life by her faith she valued family, education, fulfilment of her responsibilities at home, work and in the community. She married George Hill in 1957. The couple had three children James Hill, Robert Hill and...
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Anita Fairwood

January 15, 1926 - April 8, 2018

Anita Fairwood passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, April 8, 2018. A very proud New Yorker, she was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent the first 20+ years of her life living in "the city" before relocating to Connecticut after her marriage. She was a resident of Newington for the last 34 years of her life and a long time parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit, now part...
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Stanley J. Backiel, Jr.

April 6, 2018

Stanley J. Backiel, Jr., 60, of New Britain, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Britain, son of the late Stanley and Rose (Marcati) Backiel, he was a lifelong New Britain resident and a very active member of Sacred Heart Church. At church, Stanley served as a Eucharistic minister and a member of their Holy Name Society. He was also a 4th...
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Joseph Frank Domizio

October 1, 1951 - April 4, 2018

Joseph Frank Domizio, 66, passed away of natural causes in his home in Newington on April 4, 2018. Joe was born on October 1, 1951 to Albert and Elizabeth (Dupcavitch) Domizio. He graduated Pulaski High School in 1969. He joined the United States Air Force upon graduation and served in New Mexico, Puerto Rico and Turkey. He was a decorated veteran Honorably Discharged, with the rank of Sergeant,...
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Celina Gajdowska Waldowski

April 3, 2018

Celina (Gajdowska) Waldowski, 88, of New Britain, died on April 3, 2018 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Waldowski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jan and Janina Gajdowski, she was a New Britain resident for 48 years and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed tending to her household and cooking. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her two daughters,...
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Alfred G. Mecteau

December 9, 1928 - April 3, 2018

Alfred G. Mecteau, 89, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in the comfort of his cherished home. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Kerr) Mecteau. Born and raised in Hartford, son of the late Elzear and Mary Louise (DeChamplain) Mecteau, he resided in Newington for the past 52 years. Mr. Mecteau was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. He was a 4th Degree...
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Rita E. Grygus

April 2, 2018

Rita E. Grygus, 84, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Estelle (Sheffield) Grygus. Born in New Britain, she lived in New Britain all her life, spending her summers in Old Lyme. Rita was a member of St. Paul's Church, Kensington. She graduated from New Britain High School, then received her BSN from Boston College and her MSN from...
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Raymond Kerber

April 2, 2018

Raymond G. Kerber, 76, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Newington, beloved husband of Irene (St.Germain) Kerber, passed away at home, holding his wife's hand on April 2, 2018. He was the son of the late Cyril Kerber and Mildred Kerber Visconti. Ray proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and received a Good Conduct Medal 1st Award. He later graduated with a degree in accounting. Ray worked as...
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Krystyna (Rembecka) Kondracki

March 24, 1939 - April 2, 2018

Krystyna (Rembecka) Kondracki, 79, of New Britain, died peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018 with her son, daughters-in-law and grandchildren by her side. She was born in Poland and attended school to become a clothing designer. While in Poland, she worked as a tailor, creating beautiful dresses and custom-made suits. She loved to tell her family the story of when she came to the U.S. in 1961 with...
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Lucy Wiosna

June 13, 1951 - April 1, 2018

Lucy Wiosna, 66, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was born in Poland to Roman and Aleksandra Charlam on June 13th 1951. In 1976 she gave birth to her only child, Martin Wiosna shortly after marrying her husband, Wieslaw Wiosna. Lucy left Poland in 1986 and immigrated to the United States to seek out a better life for herself and her family....
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Carol Ann (Kaczmarczyk) Georgacopoulos

March 11, 1954 - March 31, 2018

Carol Ann (Kaczmarczyk) Georgacopoulos, 64, of New Britain, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born in New Britain to the late Casimir and Stella (Waskitz) Kaczmarczyk, she attended local schools and was a local lifeguard. She graduated from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston, MA and worked as a nurse in various healthcare settings throughout Connecticut. She enjoyed going for long...
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Josephine C. Czarnota

March 31, 2018

Josephine ("Tootsie") Catherine (Chesanek) Czarnota, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife for over 61 years of Edward Czarnota, Sr. Josephine was born in New Britain and was the daughter of Andrew and Helen (Yelenak) Chesanek. She attended local schools and was formerly employed as a bookkeeper at Lehrer's Hardware...
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Giesela de Haas

March 30, 2018

Giesela "Gisele" (Holthus) de Haas 81, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 in the comfort of her room at Bel Air Manor, with her loving family by her side. Although she struggled with health issues in recent years her warm and funny personality always shined through allowing her to enjoy family and friends both new and old. Giesela formerly worked as a waitress...
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Czeslaw Bialczak

March 19, 1945 - March 27, 2018

Czeslaw Bialczak, 73, of Berlin, formerly of New Britain, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. He was born in Poland and moved to the U.S. in 2000. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Supreme Lake Mfg., Inc. as a machine operator. Days before his passing, Czeslaw was enjoying time with his family and celebrating his birthday on a cruise ship vacation when he experienced an...
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Wanda "June" (Dymkowski) Mercier

September 15, 1940 - March 27, 2018

Wanda "June" (Dymkowski) Mercier peacefully joined her eternal heavenly family on March 27, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family including her cousins Donna and Valerie, after courageously battling a terminal illness. Born on September 15, 1940 in New Britain, CT, to parents John and Wanda (Filipek) Dymkowski, she began her education in New Britain city schools and graduated from New Britain...
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Helen (Pacinda) Kruczek

June 25, 1929 - March 27, 2018

Helen P. Kruczek, 88, of New Britain, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was a lifelong resident born to the late John and Mary (Labas) Pacinda and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1947. Helen was employed by CCSU as an assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies from which she retired after 29 years of dedicated service. She spent...
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Frederick A. Martocchio, Jr.

July 20, 1940 - March 26, 2018

Frederick A. Martocchio, Jr., 77, was called to eternal life on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Newington Rapid Recovery Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 20, 1940, he was the son of the late Frederick A. Martocchio, Sr. and Rose (Venti) Martocchio. As a longtime Newington Resident, he was a communicant of Church of the Holy Spirit, a member of the Knights of Columbus Newington Council #3884 - 4th...
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Francis J. "Frank" Wesoly

March 26, 2018

Francis Joseph Wesoly, formerly of New Britain, Giants Neck Beach, Niantic, and South Palm Beach, FL, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 in Waterford, surrounded by his family. "Frank" as he was commonly known to friends, was born on June 4, 1927, in New Britain, the second youngest son of the late John and Katherine (Nostin) Wesoly. He attended Sacred Heart School...
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Helena Medeiros

March 22, 2018

Helena (Soares) Medeiros, 86, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Jose N. Medeiros, died Thursday March 22, 2018. She was born in Santa Maria Azores, a daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Nunes) Soares and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Helena is survived by her son Joseph Medeiros and his wife Nidia, of Newington, her grandchildren Brian and Kevin Medeiros and his fiancé Rachel...
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Robert H. Deeran

March 19, 2018

Robert Harry Deeran, 76, departed this life on Monday, March 19, 2018. Robert was born in Detroit, MI on March 17th, 1942, son of the late Harry and Waneta (Baughman) Deeran and resided in Hartford most of his life. Robert had a great appreciation for cars and planes. He loved going for rides on his motorcycle, enjoyed country music and loved a good holiday meal. Friends may call at Fisette...
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Witold Stanislaw Kaczmarczyk

August 8, 1960 - March 17, 2018

Witold Stanislaw Kaczmarczyk, 57, of New Britain, died peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family. Witek defied his illness and astonished his doctors with his unrelenting will to live. His sense of humor and positive attitude stayed strong even up until his final moments. Witek was the epitome of being the perfect host. His passion for cooking...
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Frances M. Sledzik

March 15, 2018

Frances Marie Aniela Potrepka Sledzik died peacefully in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida on March 16, 2018, surrounded by her four children and family. She was 87. The daughter of Julian and Aniela (Trybulski) Potrepka, Fran was born in Bristol, Connecticut, and graduated from Bristol Central High School. She worked at Lake Compounce where she met the love of her life, Chester S. Sledzik. They...
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Irene (Patenaude) Kreyssig

March 15, 2018

Irene B. (Patenaude) Kreyssig, 90, of Newington died on Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018, after a brief illness. Born in Southbridge, MA, daughter of the late Telesphore and Bertha (Guilbault) Patenaude, she lived in Hartford, before moving to Newington in 1964. Irene worked at the State of Connecticut, Labor Dept. for many years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington and...
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Peter J. Pawelczyk

March 13, 2018

Peter J. Pawelczyk, 60, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dawnmarie (Schmidt) Pawelczyk for 23 years. Born in New Britain, son of Joseph Pawelczyk of Bristol and the late Anita (Sani) Pawelczyk, he was raised in Bristol and lived in Wethersfield until moving to Newington in 1995. Peter had an interest in World History, was...
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Linda Ann Hunt

March 11, 2018

Linda A. Hunt (Dumont), age 62, of Windsor, beloved wife of Franklin Hunt passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Born on February 9, 1956 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Agnes (Chaloux) Dumont. After 27 years of loyal service at Hartford Healthcare Credit Union, Linda was able to retire and pursue her passions. Linda loved reading, enjoying a sunny day at the...
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Thomas C. Coccomo

August 15, 1928 - March 11, 2018

Thomas C. Coccomo, 89, of New Britain, beloved husband of Connie (Mottola) for 67 years, died suddenly on Sunday, March 11, 2018. He was born in New Britain to the late Sebastian and Lena (Fazzina) Coccomo and was a lifelong resident. Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and upon return to civilian life, was employed by the State of CT as a Judicial Marshall until his retirement. He...
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Paul Cloutier

September 4, 1935 - March 11, 2018

Paul Cloutier, 82, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut – New Britain campus, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Paul earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, which guided his career as an engineer for the State of CT Judicial Branch until his retirement in 2000. Paul proudly served...
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William Arthur Giantonio

February 18, 1931 - March 10, 2018

William Arthur Giantonio (Bill), 87, of Newington, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 10, at home with his wife, Loretta by his side. He struggled with frontal lobe dementia for 8 years. After retiring in 2000 as the head of Patent Illustrations at United Technologies, he continued to consult in his area of work for 10 years. A recognized authority in his field; his hand and CAD generated...
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Marianna Rutkowski

May 14, 1925 - March 10, 2018

Marianna Rutkowski, 92, was called to eternal life peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Cassena Care in New Britain. Born in Poland on May 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Antonina (Habsinska) Podufalski. She came to the United States in 1955 and was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and active at the New Britain Senior...
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Bernice (Adams) Baylock

March 9, 2018

Bernice A. (Adams) Baylock, 99, of Plainville, loving wife of the late George Baylock, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2108 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Vielakas) Adams, she graduated from New Britain High School in 1938 and raised her family in town before moving to Plainville 50 years ago. She retired from Holo...
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Robert E. Loss

March 25, 1949 - March 7, 2018

FUNERAL RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER - The world is a sadder place with the unexpected passing of Robert Loss, 68, of Kensington on March 7, 2018. Born in New Britain on March 25, 1949, the son of the late Edward and Helen (Yapczanka) Loss, he was a former New Britain resident, moving to Kensington in 1991. Bob was a graduate of New Britain High School, Hartford Technical College and the...
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James Arthur Lavery

March 7, 2018

James A. Lavery, Sr., 75, of Newington, passed away surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Hope (Hartigan) Lavery for 52 years. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late Gerald and Rita (Griffin) Lavery, he graduated New Britain High School and then served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman on a destroyer during...
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David A. Schaller

January 25, 1966 - March 6, 2018

David A. Schaller, 52, of Sidney, ME died Tuesday March 6, 2018 while working in Atlanta, Georgia. David was born in Manchester, Connecticut January 25, 1966 the son of Arthur David Schaller, Sr. and Judith (Brooks) Schaller. He grew up in Newington Connecticut, graduating from Wilbraham and Monson Academy in 1984, where he was a member of the football team. After high school, David joined the...
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Jean H. (Belliveau) Hodge

March 6, 2018

Jean H. (Belliveau) Hodge, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife of Ronald Hodge for 30 years. She was previously married to Robert Bialy. Born in Norwich, she was a longtime Newington resident and a graduate of Newington High School in 1955. She was employed in Aetna's Computer Services area for 42 years. After her retirement...
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Dennis E. O'Neil

March 6, 2018

Dennis E. O'Neil, 78, of Newington died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (Gilbert) O'Neil. Born in Hartford, he lived in West Hartford before moving to Newington in 1962 and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, Newington. Mr. O'Neil served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He owned and operated Freedom Fence Co., Newington for many years and was a member of the...
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Kristin B. DeMaio

March 5, 2018

Kristin B.(Nightingale) DeMaio, 43, of Kensington, CT, loving wife of the late Michael DeMaio, passed away on March 5th 2018. Born in Manchester, NH, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Doyle) Nightingale. Kristin was a graduate of Manchester Central High School in Manchester, NH, class of 1992 and a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, NH, class of 1997. Kristin was a...
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Stanislaw Arciuch

August 1, 1938 - March 4, 2018

Stanislaw Arciuch, 79, of New Britain, beloved husband of Anna (Garbolinska) Arciuch for 61 years, died on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Born in Poland to the late Kazimierz and Anna Arciuch, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1978 to begin a new life with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children:...
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Linda (Derick) Haley

March 4, 2018

Linda (Derick) Haley, 72, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of Wayne G. Haley for 50 years. Born in Harrisburg, PA, daughter of the late Samuel and Bernice (Whitmore) Derick, she was raised in Farmington and attended Weber Junior College. Linda was a Newington resident since 1968 and was formerly employed at Hoffman Auto Group and Loctite Corp. ...
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Joe Braga

July 1, 1954 - March 4, 2018

Joe Braga, 63, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Maria de Fatima Braga for 42 years. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, son of the late Jose Maria Braga and Arminda Sousa, he was a Newington resident for 32 years and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. Joe was one of the founders of...
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Nellie A. Hnatt

June 1, 1918 - March 3, 2018

Nellie A. (Tomczewski) Hnatt, 99 of New Britain, CT and formerly of Jersey City, NJ passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. She was born on June 1, 1918 in New Britain to the late John and Agatha (Izdebska) Tomczewski. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years Joseph A. Hnatt. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Pasqual, Ann Chorzempa and Frances Mazza. She was predeceased by sisters...
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Veronica E. Piontkowski

March 17, 1918 - February 27, 2018

Veronica E. Piontkowski, 99, was called to eternal life on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Bristol, CT on March 17, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Walter & Agnes (Maselek) (Kwasnieski) Gajek. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a member of Holy Cross Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Cigna, and...
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Christine P. DePatie

October 30, 1927 - February 27, 2018

Christine P. DePatie, beloved mother and Nana, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Avery Heights Senior Living Facility in Hartford. She was 90 years old. Chris and her late husband William J. DePatie resided in Newington and were long-time summer residents of Standish, ME. Christine was born in Ansonia, CT on October 30, 1927, the daughter of Niels Poulsen and Charlotte Kneen Pouslen...
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Godfrey "Jim" Merritt

October 14, 1935 - February 25, 2018

Godfrey "Jim" Merritt, 82, was called to eternal life on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born on October 14, 1935 he was the son of the late Charles J. & Thelma (Vincent) Merritt. He was a longtime area resident and prior to retirement was a painter with area painting companies and independently. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie Louise "Mimi" Merritt in...
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Joseph R. Garneau

February 24, 2018

Joseph R. Garneau, 78, of West Hartford, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Barbara M. (Antaya) Garneau for 54 years. Born in Madawaska, ME, son of the late Alcide and Doris (Nadeau) Garneau, he was a longtime Hartford resident prior to moving to West Hartford 25 years ago. Joseph served his country honorably for eight years in the U.S. Army and spent...
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Walter J. Sinnott III

February 23, 2018

Walter J. Sinnott, III, 69, of Newington, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018. Born in Hartford, son of the late Walter and Angela (Rondinone) Sinnott, he was a longtime Newington resident and an active member of the Bell City Rifle Club. He leaves his two children, Christine McCabe and her family, and Walter J. Sinnott, IV and his family. He also leaves his brother, David Sinnott of East...
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Susan M. (Anken) Michaud

February 22, 2018

Susan M. (Anken) Michaud, 68, of Old Saybrook, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Michaud. Born in Greenbay, WI, daughter of the late Lt. Col. Ross and Margaret Anken, she was raised in Madison, WI, and moved to Newington over 30 years ago before most recently living in Old Saybrook. After high school, Susan joined...
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Leon M. Michaud

April 22, 1960 - February 21, 2018

Leon M. Michaud, 57, was called to eternal life on Wednesday, February 21 at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Born in Bristol, CT on April 22, 1960, he was the son of Leonel & Jacqueline M. (Voisine) Michaud of Bristol. He had lived most of his life in Bristol, Plainville & New Britain before recently settling to Whitsett, NC. He had been employed several years at the...
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Ruth Williams Pape

February 21, 2018

Ruth Williams Pape, 107, of Newington and South Lyme, and formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully, at home, on February 21, 2018. Daughter of the late political cartoonist O.P. Williams, syndicated with Hearst newspapers, and Grace Woodfall Williams, Mrs. Pape was born in Boston and grew up in Malden and Rockport, MA, and Brooklyn, New York before coming to Connecticut in the late 1930s. ...
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Saralouise (Schaeffer) Strole

February 20, 2018

Saralouise (Schaeffer) Strole, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was 86 years old. Born in Albany, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Maude and Edward Schaeffer and a longtime resident of Newington and Glastonbury. Saralouise was both an author and a songwriter, skilled at solving crossword puzzles, knitting, crafting and...
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Elizabeth (Godek) Zyla

February 21, 1928 - February 20, 2018

Elizabeth Victoria (Godek) Zyla, 89, lifelong resident of New Britain, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Casimer Zyla whom she married on May 5, 1951. Elizabeth was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and a member of its Ladies Guild and worked as a timekeeper for Emhart Corp. for many years. Left to mourn her passing is her daughter...
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Douglas C. Trombley

February 19, 2018

Douglas "Doug" C. Trombley, 84, of Newington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 19, 2018. Born in 1933 in Newington to Louis B. and Catherine J. Trombley (Ryan), Douglas lived most of his early life in the South End of Hartford returning to Newington in 1959. In 1995, he retired from the Metropolitan District Commission Water Bureau after thirty-three...
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Henrietta Abramczyk

July 5, 1926 - February 18, 2018

Henrietta "Sweetie" Abramczyk, 91, was called to eternal life on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at home peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poland on July 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw & Stella (Subocz) Sadkowski. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and held membership with their Ladies Guild and the Catholic...
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Marianna Kaliska

August 2, 1932 - February 18, 2018

Marianna Kaliska, 85, was called to eternal life on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Poland on August 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Walenty & Anotonina (Jafra) Stempien. She came to the United States in 1979, settling in New Britain and was employed with the Avon Old Farms Hotel prior to her retirement. Left to honor and cherish her...
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Florence H. Boissonneault

February 15, 2018

Florence H. Boissonneault, 95, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Norman J. Boissonneault, passed away on February 15, 2018, at Bojnowski Manor in New Britain. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Alexander and Helena (Perzan) Kaczynski, and resided in New Britain all of her life. Florence was a graduate of New Britain High School, was a member of both St. Francis Church and Sacred...
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Felix Abiel Morales

March 16, 1991 - February 14, 2018

Felix Abiel Morales, 26, of Hartford, formerly of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home. Born in Hartford, son of Felix Juan Morales and Jacqueline (Rivera) Morales, he grew up in Newington and graduated from Newington High School in 2010. Felix was kind hearted and loved to help people, which led to him spending time working with the Newington...
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Natalie M. Liss

October 21, 1925 - February 13, 2018

Natalie (Mierzejewski) Liss, 92, of New Britain passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter J. Liss. Natalie was born in New Britain to Mary (Brzozowski) and Waclaw Mierzejewski. She graduated from New Britain High School and was a member of the General Haller Post Drum Corp. She worked as medical secretary to the chief pathologist at New...
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Robert M. Stingle

March 28, 1936 - February 13, 2018

Robert M. Stingle, 81, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born on March 28, 1936 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Frederick & Dorothy (MacArthur) Stingle. He was a proud graduate of Newington High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College where he lettered in soccer and track. He also served in the United States Army National...
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Muriel Whalen Deck

February 13, 2018

Muriel Madeline (Whalen) Deck, 91, of West Hartford, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Grover) Whalen, she was raised in Suffield, CT where she attended local schools. Upon graduation, she was employed by the Springfield Newspaper and First National Bank of Suffield. She then graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of...
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Robert J. Larsson

February 13, 2018

Robert J. Larsson, 89, of Newington died on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Iris (Bauer) Larsson, for 53 years. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he lived in Newington for the past 53 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received his Bachelors and Master's Degrees from Central Connecticut State University. Robert taught social studies at New Britain High...
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Adam Dziubanski

February 13, 2018

Adam Dziubanski, 70, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Irena (Kumiega) Dziubanski for 50 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Tadeusz and Genowefa (Radwanska) Dziubanski, he came to the U.S. in 1981 after being a Member of Solidarity and forced out of Poland. He was employed as a machine operator for various...
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