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Our Obituaries

Salvatore Aliano

September 20, 2017

Salvatore Aliano, 67, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home. Born in Floridia, Italy, son of the late Paul and Sebastiana (Amenta) Aliano, he came to United States in 1953. He was an avid Hockey fan and enjoyed trips to the Casino, Cape Cod and traveling with family. His family would like to thank Grace for her...
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Henry Ruszczyk

February 11, 1943 - September 19, 2017

Henry Ruszczyk, 74, of Cheshire, formerly of New Britain, died on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He was born in Poland and served his country as a soldier in the Polish Army. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1966, worked for Pratt & Whitney and retired after many years of employment. Henry enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing. He is survived by his children: Henry Ruszczyk and his wife, Denise,...
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Richard J. Paretti

September 14, 2017

Richard Paretti, 79, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Janice (Kukla) Paretti. Born in Hartford, son of the late Andrew and Helen (Battey) Paretti, he grew up in Hartford before residing in Newington for 43 years, and most recently lived in New Britain for 8 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Newington. He was employed at TLC...
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Paul Martin McKone

September 10, 2017

Paul Martin McKone, 57, of Bristol, passed away on September 10, 2017. The beloved son of William P. McKone and Delores (Bechard) McKone, he graduated from Newington High School. Paul studied neon sign making in Rhode Island and worked for many years bending glass, specializing in commercial signage. Paul was a gentle and kind person who enjoyed and valued time with his family. He had a quick...
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Rosalia (Gulino) Cianci

September 7, 2017

Rosalia Cianci, 86, of Newington, passed peacefully on September 7th, 2017. Rosalia was born on March 2nd, 1931, to Emanuela and Santo Gulino in Canicattini Bagni, Sicily. She was married in 1958 to her beloved husband, Giovanni Cianci, also of Canicattini Bagni and immigrated to the US in 1963. Rosalia worked at Royal Typewriter in West Hartford, and Miniature Nut and Screw in Newington. She...
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John J. Manning

September 4, 2017

John J. Manning, 87, of Newington, passed away on September 4, 2017 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Ann (Stoloski) Manning, his son, Stephen and his sister, Theresa Manning Browne. John served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner aboard the U.S.S. Trumpetfish USS 425. John was an avid Red Sox fan and really enjoyed watching the games with his nephew Billy Mitchell....
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Kristin (Brinkman) Piatkowski

June 20, 1970 - September 4, 2017

Kristin (Brinkman) Piatkowski, 47, of Newington, died far too young on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Born in Hartford to Carol (Richkowski) and the late David R. Brinkman, Sr., she was a longtime Newington resident and graduated from Newington High School Class of 1988. After graduating, Kristin worked as a travel agent, a job she always loved. Her current position was at Legrand North America where...
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Jonathan Thomas Miller

February 24, 1978 - September 3, 2017

Jonathan Thomas Miller, 39, of Berlin, died suddenly on September 3, 2017. He was born in Manchester, CT on February 24, 1978 to Karen (Gesnaldo) and the late James Ronald Miller, Sr. Jonathan grew up in Jupiter, FL and during school years excelled in sports; he loved football, baseball, basketball and soccer. He was kind-hearted, fun-loving and a great story teller! His generous and...
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Wesley E. Webster

September 20, 1934 - August 31, 2017

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Wesley E. Webster, 82, was called to eternal life peacefully at Hartford Hospital. Born in Diamond Point, NY on September 20, 1934, he was the son of the late Earl & Pearl (Denton) Webster. He served our country in the US Army, and during the Korean War in the US Navy, and was a life member of the American Legion Post 574 in Hudson Falls, NY. In his younger years,...
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Virginia A. (McGrane) Canavan

August 29, 2017

Virginia A. (McGrane) Canavan, 95, of Bloomfield, formerly of Cinnaminson, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Born in Queens, NY, she was a longtime resident of Cinnaminson, NJ. Virginia loved spending time with her family, traveling, playing bridge, and above all cherished her grandchildren. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves behind five children, Thomas (Jill)...
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Jozefa Migala

August 19, 1929 - August 29, 2017

Jozefa (Gawelek) Migala, 88, of New Britain, died peacefully with her family beside her on August 29, 2017. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her daughters: Maria Michalski and her husband, Jerzy of New Britain and Halina Szafran of Poland; her four granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wlodzimierz Migala...
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Ralph P. Castellon, Sr.

August 27, 2017

Ralph P. Castellon, Sr., 87, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Born on July 1, 1930, Ralph was the son of the late Philip H. and Madeline Anna (DeMaio) Castellon and the cherished husband of Mary (Murano) Castellon for 59 years. He was a graduate of UCONN, Class of 1952. A veteran of the United States Army, Ralph served during the...
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Frances Saul Harrington

April 15, 1924 - August 25, 2017

Frances S. "Fran" Harrington, 93, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017 with family at her side. Born on April 15, 1924, in Stratford, Fran was the daughter of the late John R. and Hazel (Ruther) Saul. Fran married the (late)Richard A. "Dick" Harrington, Sr. and together they raised seven children. Fran and Dick enjoyed traveling the United States...
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Joseph R. Grudzinski

July 7, 1936 - August 23, 2017

Joseph R. Grudzinski, 81, longtime resident of Kensington, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph and Mary (Flis) Grudzinski, he attended Sacred Heart School and then graduated from NBHS Class of 1954. Joe was employed by the USPS as a letter carrier and was often seen around the South End of New Britain as this was his...
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Eleanor (Eisenbuchner) Spindler

March 26, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Eleanor (Eisenbuchner) Spindler, 88, of Newington, died early Sunday morning, August 20, 2017. She was born in Munich, Germany on March 26, 1929 to the late Josef and Magdelina (Morhard) Eisenbuchner. Eleanor immigrated to the U.S. in 1955 and was a long time Newington resident. Gentle, warm and kind hearted, she was a loving mother who always put her children first and above all else. Left to...
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Anne P. (Woszczyna) Lojewski

June 3, 1921 - August 20, 2017

Anne P. (Woszczyna) Lojewski, 96, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. Anne was born on June 3, 1921 in Posen, Michigan to the late John and Eva (Stempien) Woszczyna. She attended schools in Posen and upon completion of her education, she moved to Detroit where she was employed as an industrial diamond setter. Anne enlisted in the U.S. Army (WAC) and...
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Lois A. Murtha

December 2, 1930 - August 19, 2017

Lois A. Murtha, 86, of Newington, died on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Lois was born in Hartford on December 2, 1930 to James A. and Mae M. Murtha. Raised in Hartford, Lois lived in Newington for 60 years. She was predeceased by her two brothers, James A. and Robert F. Murtha, and by her sister, Rita M. Quinn. She is survived by her sister, Marie M. Stover, and her brother-in-law, John F....
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Betty Jane Burke

August 17, 2017

Betty Jane (Stafford) Burke of Hartford, passed away after a short battle with Alzheimer's on August 17, 2017. She was born on March 26, 1928, the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Genevieve Stafford. Betty grew up and lived in Hartford all her life, was a graduate of Bulkeley High School and Connecticut Teachers College. She worked at the Hartford Public Goodwin Library and taught in the...
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Jozef Jan Kubiak

February 21, 1921 - August 15, 2017

Jozef (Jan) Kubiak, 96, of New Britain, passed away peacefully in his home on August 15, 2017. He was born in Poland to the late Jan and Anna (Dolatowska) Kubiak on February 21, 1921. After WWII, he spent time in Germany and France. During his travels to the United States, he found a photo of his future bride who became his soulmate for the past 54 years. Jozef is survived by his wife Krystyna ...
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Dolores (Haddad) Gustin

August 13, 2017

Dolores (Haddad) Gustin, 88, of Newington, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, with her husband Joseph by her side. For 68 years, she was married to the love of her life, Joseph J. Gustin. Born in Worcester, MA, on Aug. 25, 1928, daughter of the late William T. and Eva Haddad, she was raised in Springfield, MA, and graduated from Commerce High School. Dolores resided in Newington for the...
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Jose F. Crespo

September 21, 1970 - August 11, 2017

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Jose F. Crespo, 46, was called to eternal life at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on September 21, 1970, he was the son of Francisco Crespo of Hartford and the late Josefa (Candelaria) Roman. He was a lifelong resident of Hartford and will be always remembered for his kindness, warmth, smile, and especially, laughter. Along with the New York Giants & Yankees, he...
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Isaura F. Barreiros

September 3, 1928 - August 11, 2017

Isaura F. (Henriques) Barreiros, 88, of Newington, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel M. Barreiros for more than 25 years. Born in Portugal, Mrs. Barreiros moved to Hartford in 1975, and resided in Newington for 22 years. She retired from the Bloomfield Convalescent Home after many years of employment and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church...
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Eleanor Marie Rizzo

June 16, 1921 - August 8, 2017

Eleanor Marie Rizzo "Ellie, Gram-ma" died peacefully August 8, 2017, at the age of 96, surrounded by family. She'll be remembered for her love of people, life and conversation, her kind and generous nature and always smiling face. She grew up in Hartford and graduated from Buckley High School. In 1940 she married Raymond Edward Dougherty. Together they had a son Raymond Bernard Dougherty...
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Josephine M. DeMatteo

January 9, 1923 - August 5, 2017

Josephine M. DeMatteo, 94, of Rotonda West, FL and formerly of Newington and Old Lyme, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Florida. Born on January 9, 1923 in Hartford, she was the beloved wife of the late John A. DeMatteo, Sr. Prior to her retirement; she was employed as an Executive Secretary in the banking industry. Josephine loved the White Sands Beach and was a member of the Church of...
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Michael D. Hill

January 3, 1945 - August 5, 2017

Michael D. Hill, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Bennington on Saturday August 5, 2017 after a long struggle with glioblastoma. The son of MD and Margaret (Martin) Hill he was born in Rutherfordton, NC on January 3, 1945. A 1963 graduate of Elizabethtown, Kentucky High School, Michael completed technical school and was drafted in to the US Army in 1965. Upon completion of his military...
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John J. Avignone

February 5, 1938 - August 5, 2017

John J. Avignone, 79, former resident of Wethersfield; West Palm Beach, Florida, and most recently West Hartford, passed peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017, with his loving family at his side. In the last year he experienced the oppressive symptoms of frontal temporal dementia before a collapsed lung led to his final days. John was born February 5, 1938 in Stamford Connecticut, the second...
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Jadwiga Sadowski

September 19, 1928 - August 4, 2017

Jadwiga Sadowski, 88, of New Britain and formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 in New Britain. Born on September 19, 1928, in Warsaw Poland, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Franciska Zielinski. A beloved mother and grandmother, Jadwiga enjoyed spending time with her family and preparing them traditional polish dishes. Her leisure activities were...
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Zofia (Zagrabelna) Szpyt

August 4, 2017

Zofia (Zagrabelna) Szpyt, 70, of Berlin, died on Friday, August 4, 2017, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Stanislaw Szpyt for 47 years. She was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1974. Prior to her retirement, Zofia was employed by Hartford Hospital for over 25 years. She was a parishioner of, volunteer and belonged to the rosary group...
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Philip J. Bourque

July 11, 1928 - August 3, 2017

Philip J. Bourque 89, passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved family. Phil was blessed to be married to his sweetheart, Grace Bourque, for 67 years. They raised two children, Denise Bourque of Weaverville CA (pre-deceased), and Ron Bourque (Barbara Bourque) of Burlington CT. Phil was loved and adored by his two grand-daughters, Lisa Galinski (Seth Galinski), and Pam Delfino (Dan...
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Mieczyslaw Winiarski

June 5, 1948 - August 3, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, Mieczyslaw Winiarski, 69, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on June 5, 1948, he was the son of the late Ignacy & Juzefa Winiarski. He came to the United States with his family in 1988 and settled to Meriden before relocating to New Britain. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist with 3M Cuno...
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Jadwiga Ciesielski

August 19, 1927 - August 2, 2017

Jadwiga (Guziewicz) Musial-Ciesielski, 89, of New Britain, loving wife of Waldemar Ciesielski, died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jozef and Leokadia Guziewicz, growing up, Jadwiga resided in multiple countries around the world seeking amnesty due to the perils of war. She lived in Siberia, Kazakhstan, India,...
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Stanislawa Kolesinska

June 1, 1931 - July 30, 2017

Stanislawa (Gawrylo) Kolesinska, 86, of Berlin, formerly of Evanston, IL, died peacefully with her daughter by her side. Born in Poland to the late Zygmunt and Aleksandra (Malyszko) Gawrylo, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 and settled in Illinois. She moved to Connecticut in 2013 to be closer to her daughter with whom she made her home. Stanislawa was a selfless woman who always put her...
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Florence Bedus

July 29, 2017

Florence (Gryzenia) Bedus, 91, of Newington died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Bedus for 68 years. Born in New Britain, she grew up there, moved to Newington 64 years ago and was a member of St. Mary's Church. Florence graduated from New Britain High School and was active in the Holy Cross Drum Corps, where she established lifelong friends...
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Salvatore H. Pitruzzello

December 14, 1932 - July 29, 2017

Salvatore H. Pitruzzello, 84, of Newington, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Born in Middletown, he was the only child of Sebastian and Angelina (Cucia) Pitruzzello. Sal proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War then later went to work in the accounting department at Chandler Evans. A...
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Freida "Pam" (Caplan) Harris

July 28, 2017

Freida "Pam" (Caplan) Harris, went to eternal rest on July 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bradford Harris and her brother, Edward "Jigger" Caplan. We've come to a place on the road of life where our family must return our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend to a place where she will be whole and hearty again. She shared her good nature, love and wisdom generously with...
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Roy E. Fournier

July 27, 2017

Roy E. Fournier, 91, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion (Evans) Fournier, and the son of the late Magdalene (Becker) Fournier and Louis Adolf Fournier. His clever yet good-natured demeanor earned him the nickname "Rascal" Roy. After serving honorably in World War II with the U.S. Army 94th Infantry, Roy took a job at...
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Maryanna (Sawicka) Dzienis

September 15, 1924 - July 26, 2017

Maryanna (Sawicka) Dzienis, 92, of Newington, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 with her family by her side. Born in New Britain to the late Stanislaw and Rozalia (Baldyga) Sawicki, she attended local schools and was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Maryanna was a loving, generous mother and superb cook of Polish cuisine, who stayed at home to raise her...
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Gwendolyn B. Gionfriddo

November 16, 1940 - July 25, 2017

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Gwendolyn B. Gionfriddo, 76, of Berlin and formerly Newington, passed away peacefully at the Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. Born on November 16, 1940, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Albert & Adeline (Schull) Brodie. Gwendolyn completed her bachelor's degree in education at Central Connecticut State College and was an elementary school teacher in...
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Tammy Lynn (Lovely) Tamaren

July 25, 2017

Tammy (Lovely) Tamaren, 55, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Tamaren for 20 years. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late James and Olive (Bland) Lovely, she was raised in Enfield and was a longtime Newington resident. Tammy was a faithful member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 17 and was very involved with the Shriner...
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Harold R. Clarke

July 24, 2017

Harold "Hal" Robert Clarke, 89, of Middletown, formerly Rocky Hill, walked on from the Earth plane, July 24, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley E. Dickinson for 61 years. He crossed over exactly one month before his 90th birthday. He was the son of Harold G. and Amy Doran Clarke of West Hartford. Hal graduated from Hall High School in 1945, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, World War...
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John J. Cullen

July 24, 2017

John Joseph Eugene Cullen, 73, of Berlin, CT passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the home of his son after a short illness. He was the beloved (devoted/awesome/wonderful) husband of Janice Lorine (DeMerchant) Cullen for 44 years. John was born February 6, 1944 in Hartford to Eugene and Marie Cullen, residing in East Hartford until October 2000. John was a graduate of St. Mary's School and...
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Taras 'Ted' Kapij

November 18, 1953 - July 17, 2017

Born on November 18, 1953 and passed on July 17, 2017. Ted served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era, he worked as a plumber and painter and retired from BMW in SC. Ted enjoyed golf, fishing, and being a joker. Ted was predeceased by his parents Eugenia and Roman Kapij of Newington, CT. He leaves behind a daughter Kelly Heuer and three grandchildren, Jade, Jordan, and Matthew of Henderson,...
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Doris LeBlanc Schaber

July 17, 2017

Doris (LeBlanc) Schaber, 76, of Newington, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Herman Richard Schaber for 56 years. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian LeBlanc, she was a Newington resident for over 50 years. She was employed by Connecticut General and Neely's Flower Shop in Newington. Doris was a naturally cheerful and positive...
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Geraldine Sintau Ganzer

September 6, 1933 - July 17, 2017

Geraldine (Sintau) Ganzer, (83), of Newington, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Bel Air convalescent home surrounded by family. She was born in New Britain, CT on September 6, 1933, and graduated from the New Britain General Hospital (NBGH) School of nursing. She enjoyed a 45 year career at that same hospital working in the labor and delivery room giving peace and comfort to all those she helped. ...
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Paul Kohun

July 15, 2017

Paul Kohun, 91, of Wethersfield, passed away, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Sonia (Furmanchuk) Kohun for 40 years. Born in Ukraine, he was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, New Britain. He retired from Colts Manufacturing. He leaves family members in Ukraine. Visitation will begin TODAY at 9:30 a.m. with at service at 10:00 a.m....
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Robert Pawelczyk

December 12, 1934 - July 11, 2017

Robert Pawelczyk, 82, of New Britain died at home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of New Britain and attended local schools. A dedicated parishioner of St. Mary's Church in New Britain, he served as an usher there for many years. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from New Departure as a cutter/grinder after 35 years of...
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Henry Kita

September 16, 1926 - July 9, 2017

Henry Kita, 90, of New Britain, died Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Hutkow, Poland, son of Andrzej and Bronislawa (Kozlowska) Kita, he was a longtime resident of New Britain. Henry was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and retired in 1972 from Atlantic Machine Tool after many years of employment. Henry is survived by his sons: Dieter Kita of Peterborough, NH, H-Walter Kita of New Britain and...
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Mary McClintock

July 8, 2017

Mary McClintock, 101, of West Hartford, CT passed away on July 8, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Roxbury, MA, and raised in Chelsea, MA and Hillside, NJ, Mary was the daughter of the late Paul and Elsie McClintock. As an adult Mary served the Church for over 40 years as a member of the Religious of Christian Education order, to which she made final vows in 1940. Her service took her to...
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Diana H. (D'Angelo) Moskus

July 7, 2017

Diana H. (D'Angelo) Moskus, 87, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017. Born in Watertown, MA, she was the daughter of the late Biagio and Anna (D'Amato) D'Angelo. Diana was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Moskus and was a longtime Newington resident. She spent her life caring for her family and helping others. Her favorite activity was cooking and spending quality...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Pencz Whalen

July 7, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" A. (Adams) Pencz Whalen, 84, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7, 2017. She was the beloved wife of David E. Whalen and the late Eugene J. Pencz. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Beaulieu) Adams, she was an East Hartford resident since 1998. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary, Hannon-Hatch, Post 9929 in West...
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Kathy Lynn Emanuelsen

July 7, 2017

Kathy Lynn Emanuelsen, 69, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, daughter of the late Henry and Laura (Hauge) Emanuelsen, she was a longtime Berlin resident and a member of the Church of Christ, Congregational, Newington. She honorably served her country in the U.S. Army. Kathy attended the Somerset Hospital School...
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Stanley J. Bedus

July 5, 2017

Stanley J. Bedus, 94, of Newington died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Florence (Gryzenia) Bedus, for 68 years. Born in Newington he was a lifelong resident and a member of St. Mary's Church. Stanley graduated from Newington High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was employed by Atlantic Machine Tool for 40 years and was a member of the Polish...
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Edward Bichun

July 5, 2017

Edward R. Bichun, 75, of Bristol, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 with his beloved wife Marion (Hricus) Bichun by his side. Born in Hartford, son of the late Helena Bichun, he was a New Britain resident until moving to Bristol with his family in 1972. Ed was a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church and its Men's Club. He was also a member of the Federated Russian...
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Bronislaw Biel

July 5, 2017

Bronislaw Biel, 78, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Wanda (Wolak) Biel for 49 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Ludwik and Antonina (Kaszuba) Biel, he immigrated to New Britain with his family in 1981. While in Poland, Bronislaw attended Mechanical School and was a Machine Instructor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was...
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Leonard "Lenny" Daigle

August 31, 1931 - July 1, 2017

Leonard "Lenny" Daigle, 85, passed on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Madawaska, ME, son of the late Alphonse and Marie (Cyr) Daigle, he served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War then moved to Newington where he lived for many years. Leonard was a retired member of the Newington Volunteer Fire Department as...
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Mark Fal

June 30, 2017

Mark Fal, 33, of Newington, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 peacefully in his sleep, at home. Born in New Britain, Mark was the beloved son of the late Stefan Fal. Mark has been a long term resident of Newington, while only moving to Bristol for a brief period of time. After graduating high school, Mark attended New England Technical Institute, and graduated with a certificate in Auto Mechanics...
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Ernest C. Bouchard

August 12, 1926 - June 29, 2017

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Ernest C. Bouchard, 90, passed away peacefully at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Born in Fort Kent, ME on August 12, 1926, he was the son of the late Onezime & Azilda (Dubois) Bouchard. As a veteran of WWII, he served our country in the United States Army. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist at Emhart, and was also employed with Sears in West...
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James H. Aitken

March 19, 1928 - June 28, 2017

James H. Aitken of Newington died on June 28, 2017, at Bel Air Manor. He was born on March 19, 1928 in Andes, New York and lived in Newburgh, Brooklyn and Poughkeepsie, NY, before moving to Newington. James proudly served from 1952 through 1954 in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. James is survived by his beloved wife Eileen (Kelley), his daughters, Karen Spotts (Allan) of Cromwell, and...
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Jane (Marino) Duffy

June 27, 2017

Jane M. (Marino) Duffy, 98, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Angelo and Rocchina (Zito) Marino, she was raised in Hartford and lived in Wethersfield prior to marrying the late Francis J. Duffy in 1961. They then settled in Newington. Jane retired from the Travelers Insurance Company after many years of employment and was a...
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Adeline H. Krompegal

August 19, 1920 - June 24, 2017

Adeline H. Krompegal, 96, lifelong resident of Newington, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by people that loved her. She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Krompegal. Adeline was born in Hartford on August 19, 1920, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Karas Hollis. She loved to travel and spend time with her family. Adeline was a member of St. Matthew's...
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Anthony D. DeNino

April 2, 1922 - June 21, 2017

Anthony D. DeNino, 95, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford on April 2, 1922 to the late Frank and Nancy (Lattanzio) DeNino, he was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Pacinda) DeNino for 65 years. A veteran of the United States Army during WWII, Anthony served as a paratrooper in the OSS. He was an avid reader, was skilled in math, word...
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Clara M. Bloch

June 20, 1922 - June 20, 2017

Clara M. (Kozyra) Bloch, of Newington, died peacefully on her 95th birthday, June 20, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Bloch for over 54 years. Born and raised in Hartford, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Ostrowski) Kozyra, she was a Newington resident for most of her life. Mrs. Bloch was a member of St. Mary's Church. She was a compassionate mother, who listened to your...
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Dominique J. Bernard

June 12, 1929 - June 19, 2017

Dominique J. Bernard, 88, longtime resident of Hartford, joined his beloved wife, Lilianne (Roy) in Heaven on Monday, June 19, 2017. Born on June 12, 1929, in St. Ephrem, Quebec, Canada to the late Ovide and Yvonne (Bureau) Bernard, he moved to the U.S. in his 20's to begin a new life where he would meet his soulmate and raise a family. Dominique worked as a welder at Berlin Steel for 45 years...
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Henryka Kusznier

May 9, 1939 - June 19, 2017

Henryka Kusznier, 78, of Plainville, died on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was a beautiful woman who had a heart of gold. Her strength and resilience will forever be an inspiration to her family. Her contagious smile and positive attitude could brighten up anyone's mood. Her zest for life was evident in her devotion to God and her family. There was never a moment that love wasn't seen in her eyes....
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Raymond S. Patz

June 12, 1933 - June 18, 2017

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, Raymond S. Patz, 84, passed away peacefully at Newington Rapid Recovery Center. Born in Terryville on June 12, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Jenny K. Patz. He was a 1953 graduate of Newington High School and served our country with pride during the Korean War in the United States Army. As a hardworking and dedicated man, he was employed with Shamut Bank,...
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Heidi A. Voisine

June 16, 2017

Heidi Anna Ursula (Zak) Voisine, 56, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of her "Cakes" Michael P. Voisine for 14 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Zdzislaw "Peter" and Ilse (Sauerhofer) Zak, she was a long time Plainville resident before moving to Bristol and was employed by UConn Health...
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Richard A. Gregory

March 13, 1927 - June 10, 2017

Richard A. Gregory, 90, of Newington entered into eternal rest peacefully, on June 10th. Richard was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jean P. Gregory, who brought love, happiness, humor and warmth to his life. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Amedeo and Elizabeth Zielman Gregory. He resided in New...
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Kevin W. Lockery

February 4, 1981 - June 9, 2017

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Kevin W. Lockery, 36, passed away after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Wethersfield. Born in New Britain on February 4, 1981, he was the son of Donald Lockery & and the late Wanda (Brideau) Costello. He was currently employed with T&T as a truck driver, and was a dedicated young man to his job. He was also an avid motorcyclist, especially all things...
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Nina Seremet

September 18, 1939 - June 8, 2017

Nina E. (McKenna) Seremet, 77, of Newington, died peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Seremet. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late James McKenna, Sr. and Margaret Hogan, and was a member of the Church of the Incarnation, Wethersfield. She was a longtime Newington resident and her favorite pastime throughout the years, was playing...
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Virginia "Ginny" Majewski

March 16, 1925 - June 7, 2017

Virginia Theresa (Hnatt) Majewski died Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Affectionately known as "Ginny" to her friends and family, she was born in New Britain on March 16, 1925, daughter of the late Victoria (Kata) and Andrew Hnatt. Ginny was the beloved wife of the late Stefan Majewski, Sr. to whom she was married for 40 years before he died in 1993. She worked at Landers, Frary and Clark in New...
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Della (Violette) Paxi

April 18, 1963 - June 7, 2017

Della (Violette) Paxi, 54, of Newington, died peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by family and loved ones after a courageous eight-year fight against cancer. She was born in Van Buren, ME to Fernande (Dubois) and the late Percy Violette. She had a long career with Bank of America and was very involved in all her daughters' activities. Della had an adventurous and playful spirit and...
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Lucretia Ann Kulowski

June 7, 2017

Lucretia "Pat" (Calvi) Kulowski of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Esther (DiLorenzo) Calvi and had lived in the area all her life. Lucretia was a graduate of Weaver High School and received an Associate Degree from Mitchell College. She worked at G. Fox & Co, CVS Stores, and cherished many fond...
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Kenneth L. Hutchinson, Jr.

June 7, 2017

Kenneth L. Hutchinson, Jr., 62 of Newington, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. For 37 years he was married to his beloved wife and best friend, Marilou (Barbeau) Hutchinson. He was her "everything". Born in Groton, Ken was raised in New Britain before moving to Newington 35 years ago. He was a proud U. S....
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Anna (Jurczyk) Cleveland

June 21, 1966 - June 6, 2017

Anna (Jurczyk) Cleveland, 50, of New Britain, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born in New Britain to the late Chester and Wladyslawa (Kozlowski) Jurczyk. She attended and graduated from Sacred Heart School and Mary Immaculate Academy. She was a parishioner and lector at Sacred Heart Church. Anna was a fun-loving, sociable free spirit who enjoyed spending time in the company of family and...
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Ronald F. Piorkowski

January 16, 1933 - June 5, 2017

Ronald F. Piorkowski, beloved husband of Jane (Korza), passed away after a short illness on Monday, June 5, 2017 with his family by his side. Ron was born on January 16, 1933 in New Britain, CT to the late Frank and Clara Piorkowski. He graduated from New Britain High School and was a resident of New Britain for 63 years before moving to Old Saybrook with Jane 21 years ago. While growing up, Ron...
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Jon Robin Matthews

January 31, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Jon Robin Matthews, 82, husband of Eileen Matthews, died Saturday, June 3, 2017. Jon was born in Ruston, LA, son of the Rev. Frank and Elsie (Crawford) Matthews, Sr. He grew up in Texas and New Mexico as his father's ministry took him to various churches. Jon was a graduate of SMU, Dallas, Texas. A Navy veteran, he retired after a 26 year career with the US Veterans Administration ending with 14...
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Joan B. (Balinskas) Smith Yackow

December 11, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Joan Barbara (Balinskas) Smith Yackow, 85 (12/11/1931), formerly of Newington, CT and Arlington, VA, died on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born in New Britain, attended local schools and graduated from NBHS (Class of 1949). She married her first husband, the late Alvan J. Smith, Jr., a young Air Force officer in 1953 and had many happy years with him until his passing in 1999. Joan was a devout...
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Clement A. Gebo

June 2, 2017

Obituary for Clement Alexander Gebo December 21, 1928 – June 2, 2017 A Life of Hard Work, Practice, Prayer, and Faith Made "Wonderful Music" For Generations During the evening hours of June 2, 2017, Clement A. Gebo died peacefully in the comfort of the Newington, CT home that he and his wife, Mrs. Phyllis A. Bishop, have called home since 1971. Clement was known by any number of monikers...
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George A. Andrews

June 1, 2017

George A. Andrews, 88, of Newington, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Vardilos) Andrews for 55 years. Born and raised in Hartford, son of the late Andrew and Polemnia (Georgiou) Andrews, he was a Newington resident for over 40 years. George honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He graduated from Bryant...
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Anne Tishler

May 31, 2017

Anne (Goldsmith) Tishler, 80, formerly of Newington, died May 31, 2017. She was the wife of the late Donald Tishler. Born June 13, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Myer and Rachel (Hoffenberg) Goldsmith. She was a graduate of New Britain High School and Fisher Junior College. She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Greenberg. She leaves a daughter, Myra Myers and her husband, Brian, of...
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Robert Michael Spilecki

May 30, 2017

Robert M. Spilecki (Bob), 86, of Newington, beloved husband of the late Jean Spilecki passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island the son of the late Frank and Mary (O'Connell) Spilecki. He was an educator for his professional life, first as a teacher at North Stonington Public School System for 4 years and then in the Newington Public School System for 34 years,...
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William E. Knorr

February 15, 1934 - May 30, 2017

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, William E. Knorr, 83, of Berlin, passed on peacefully at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Hartford on February 15, 1934 he was the son of the late Eugene L. & Anne (Sturgeon) Knorr. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hartford, and had served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. ...
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Marlene A. Lessard

October 13, 1936 - May 30, 2017

Marlene A. (Longley) Lessard, 80, of Newington, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Williams, Sr. and the late Adelard J. Lessard. Born in Burlington, VT, daughter of the late James Nelson Longley, Sr. and Josephine (Tracey) Longley, she lived in Windsor and Windsor Locks prior to settling in Newington in 1979. She was a member of St. Mary's...
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Stephen L. Balavender

July 28, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Stephen L. Balavender, 90, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Oehler) Balavender who preceded him in death in October 2016. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Koblis) Balavender. Steve was a co-owner of B & J Trucking and later in life was the proud owner and operator...
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Sophie Dzierlatka Skiba

May 29, 2017

Sophie (Dzierlatka) Skiba, 73, of Plainville, died on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born in Poland to the late Franciszek and Marianna (Gwiazda) Dzierlatka and immigrated to the U.S. in 1967, initially settling with family in New Haven and then eventually moved to New Britain. She was employed as a machine operator at Stanley Works for many years and was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart...
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Jan "John" Sowinski

May 29, 2017

John (Jan) Sowinski, 89, of New Britain, passed away to eternal Heaven on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Genowefa (Grzeszczyk) Sowinski for 58 years. Jan was born in Poland to the late Wawrzyniec and Helena (Glowinska) Sowinski and at the age of 12 spent time in refugee camps in Siberia as well as in Africa, Persia and India to escape the war....
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Zofia Szymanowski

April 24, 1926 - May 27, 2017

Zofia (Wlodkowski) Szymanowski, 91, of Newington, died in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was a hard-working woman who was known to always stay busy. Although she retired from her full time job at Black & Decker, she continued to work as a chef's assistant until she was 78 years old. Zofia kept a clean house and was meticulous about making sure...
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Claudette C. Cormack

May 23, 2017

Claudette C. Cormack, 86, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late George J. Cormack. Born in Wethersfield and raised in Manchester, daughter of the late Richard and Alberta (Foley) Colbert, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of Holy Spirit Church and the Newington Singing Seniors. She was formerly employed by Travelers...
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Andrzej Janowski

July 10, 1950 - May 23, 2017

Andrzej Janowski, 66, of New Britain died peacefully on May 23, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born in Ostroleka, Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1978. He first worked at Atlantic Tool and then took a position at Caval Industries where he worked as a tool maker for many years. Andrzej enjoyed many trips to Florida with his wife, spending time working on various projects with his...
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Lucille (Karas) Chojnicki

May 22, 2017

Lucille "Lola" (Karas) Chojnicki, 93, of New Britain died on Monday, May 22, 2017. She was the widow of Edward Chojnicki. Born in New Britain on Dec. 18, 1923, daughter of the late Alex and Valerie (Pryzmont) Karas, she was a lifelong city resident. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. Lucille worked at Fafnir Bearing for over 40 years, retiring in 1986 and...
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Marjorie Guest

May 20, 2017

Marjorie (White) Guest, 84, of Newington, beloved wife of the late Theodore Guest, died Saturday May 20, 2017 at her home. Born February 8, 1933 in Taunton, Mass to Kenneth Baker White and Barbara (Knox) White, she grew up on the family's traditional New England farm in Leominster, Massachusetts producing dairy, eggs and vegetables. Marge graduated from Leominster High School 1950 and then from...
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Donald J. Borkowski

May 20, 2017

Donald J. Borkowski, 81, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on May 20, 2017. Born June 14, 1935 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Eugene P. Borkowski and Elizabeth (Curry) Borkowski. Don graduated from the Berkshire School in Great Barrington, MA and attended the University of Hartford. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Hawaii. Employed in sales throughout his...
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Richard Popczak

July 18, 1948 - May 20, 2017

Richard Popczak, 68, of New Britain passed away unexpectedly at home on May 20, 2017. He was the son of the late Jozef and Anna Popczak. He leaves behind his brother George Popczak and wife Halina of New Britain, nieces Stephanie Hermann and husband Chris of Bristol and Marybeth Hussey and husband Michael of Oconomowoc, WI. Richard was a very proud great uncle to Eric, Walter, and Jozef...
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Edward S. Skotnicki

May 21, 1917 - May 20, 2017

Edward S. Skotnicki, 99, of New Britain, died peacefully on May 20, 2017, one day short of his 100th birthday. He was the beloved husband for 73 years, of the late Olga (Cherpak) Skotnicki. Born in New Britain, on May 21, 1917, son of the late Steve and Valeria (Bray) Skotnicki, he was a lifelong City resident and attended Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Ed retired from Fafnir Bearing Co.,...
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Douglas F. Steponaitis, Sr.

August 12, 1944 - May 19, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Douglas F. Steponaitis, Sr., 72, departed this life with his beloved wife at his side at Gladeview Healthcare in Old Saybrook. Born in Naugatuck on August 13, 1944, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Gotlibowski) Steponaitis. After high school, he enlisted in the US Airforce during the Vietnam War. His devotion to our country led him to affiliate with...
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Barbara A. Bylaard

May 17, 2017

Barbara (Sieputowski) Bylaard, beloved wife of William Bylaard, died peacefully on May 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of New Britain, she attended local schools and graduated from New Britain High School in 1968. She was employed by John Hancock and the Aetna. Barbara enjoyed playing bingo, trips to the casino, caring for her dogs, and spending time at her summer home at the Rhode Island shore....
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Elaine Pacinda

June 15, 1950 - May 16, 2017

Elaine Pacinda, 66, lifelong resident of New Britain, died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home with her mother by her side. She attended local schools and was a proud Girl Scout. She attended the CCARC Day Program for many years and was active in the Special Olympics, winning a Gold Medal in the "Jumping" event. She enjoyed making latch-hook pillows, watching the classic shows on TV Land with...
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Lendall F. Cleveland

May 14, 2017

Lendall F. Cleveland, 82, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley A. Cleveland. Born in Boston, MA, son of the late Lendall T. Cleveland and Josephine (Balukevich) Cleveland, he was a longtime Newington resident and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Len honorably...
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Claudia F. Clavet

May 13, 2017

Claudia F. (Grala) Clavet, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fl., passed away on May 13, 2017. Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Bertha (Marchiczyk) Morin. She married Stanley Grala in New Britain on May 12, 1945. After his death in 1991 she was remarried to Robert Calvet who died in 2009. Claudia moved to Florida in 1989, but prior to that she owned restaurant in New...
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Bernadette K. Kennedy

May 12, 2017

Bernadette K. Kennedy, 77, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Friday morning, May 12th 2017. Born on July 24, 1939 in New York City, Bernadette was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathleen (Gibbons) Egan and was a first generation Irish-American, of which she was very proud. She was the beloved wife of 22 years to the late Joseph V. Kennedy. Prior to her retirement, she was...
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