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Our Obituaries

Norma May Nerbonne

August 27, 1931 - May 20, 2017

Norma M. (Shaw) Nerbonne, 85, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of the late Wilfred A. Nerbonne, died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Woodlake at Tolland, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Providence, RI, daughter of the late Thomas and Ada (Powell) Shaw. Norma grew up in Rhode Island and Boston, MA. She married the love of her life, Will, on December 29, 1950 and together...
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Marilyn St. Jean

April 2, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Marilyn (White) St. Jean, 88, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of the late Edward St. Jean, her husband of 50 years, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at her home, with her family by her side. Marilyn, daughter of the late William and Catherine White, was born in Manchester, NH on April 2, 1929. She lived there until 1971, when she moved to Vernon, CT. After the death of her husband, she resided in Quail...
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Wayne P. Woodtke

February 25, 1954 - May 14, 2017

Wayne Woodtke, 63, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday May 14th in loving hands, surrounded by those cherished by him. He was born February 25, 1954 to parents Frank and Helen Woodtke, a brave kid known for a big appetite for adventure and mischief and an even bigger heart. Wayne was married to his caring wife Margaret Woodtke for 31 years, who survives him. They created a life...
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William Joseph Harrison, Sr.

September 28, 1931 - April 8, 2017

William Joseph Harrison, Sr., 85, of Vernon, beloved husband to Ethel (McLain) Harrison, passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Rockville General Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 28, 1931 to the late George and Mary (Richards) Harrison in Longview, Washington. William was a graduate of Oregon State and Washington State Universities and served in the US Army...
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Gardner L. Chapman

April 5, 2017

Gardner L. Chapman, 86, of Ellington, beloved husband of Nora (Adams) Chapman, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Carrollton, Texas. Born in Manchester, the son of the late Mahlon and Esther (Lord) Chapman, he was a lifelong resident of Ellington. Gardner proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He spent his tour of duty in Honolulu, Hawaii...
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Edna Zuccaro

February 13, 1938 - March 28, 2017

Edna (Santopietro) Zuccaro, 79, of Ellington, beloved wife of the late Alberto Zuccaro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Born in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Edmundo and Julia (Zuella) Santopietro, she grew up and lived in Waterbury for most of her life before moving to Ellington over 10 years ago. Edna began her working career as an insurance underwriter. She worked...
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Wesley B. Smith

May 13, 1935 - March 18, 2017

Wesley B. Smith, Sr., 81, of Ellington, husband of the late Edwige "Edie" Smith, passed away Saturday. March 18, 2017 at his home. Born in South Windsor, he was the son of the late Guy Smith, Sr. & Mildred Smith. He built his home in Ellington over 50 years ago after an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army where he served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a machinist by trade and...
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Dorothy Luginbuhl

April 22, 1922 - March 15, 2017

Dorothy (Cook) Luginbuhl, 94, of Glastonbury, CT, formerly of Ellington, passed away at home, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Dorothy was born in Clarks Hill, Indiana on April 22, 1922 to the late Loyd and Louise (Bryant) Cook. She grew up in Indiana and after graduating High School met Martin Luginbuhl, they married in 1943. Dorothy came to Ellington in 1945 where they raised their family. She...
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Joan Frances Sutton

November 11, 1937 - March 8, 2017

Joan Frances (Ingraham) Sutton, 79, of Danielson, daughter of Francis and Marjorie (Thornley) Ingraham, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2017, at Hartford Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born on November 11, 1937, in Putnam, CT. After graduating from Killingly High School, Joan attended Grace New Haven's School of Nursing. Following graduation, Joan began her...
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Craig Thomas Garrison

July 31, 1957 - February 26, 2017

Craig Thomas Garrison, 59, of Enfield and formerly of Vernon, beloved husband of over 35 years to Dawn (Gerich) Garrison, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Born in Rockville, the son of Romeo C. and Ann (Beach) Garrison of Vernon, he grew up and lived in Vernon before moving to Enfield two years ago. Craig proudly served...
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Gloria Marcia Filkoff

January 21, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Gloria Marcia (Edlin) Filkoff, 91, of Lauderhill, FL, formerly of Vernon, died Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Abraham and Ida (Yarrish) Edlin. The consummate homemaker and mother and an accomplished hostess, Gloria threw fabulous parties for friends, family and political fundraisers. Quick witted and social, she also volunteered at the...
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Lorraine Lash Groark

May 7, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Lorraine (Lash) Groark, 89, of Vernon, Connecticut and formerly of Peekskill and Hopewell Jct., New York, beloved wife of the late William M. Groark, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2017 with her family at her side. Born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Zielinski) Lesniowski, she grew up and lived in Buffalo, Manhattan, Peekskill and Hopewell Jct., New...
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Ruth Ann Trishman

November 21, 1948 - February 3, 2017

Ruth Ann (Trieschmann) Trishman, 68, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of the late Chester and Karen (Phillipp) Trieschmann, she came to the United States in 1949. Ruth Ann grew up and lived in Manchester most of her life, and was a graduate of Manchester High School. Formerly, Ruth was employed by the Hartford Insurance...
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Yee Hung Fong

March 3, 1954 - February 3, 2017

Yee Hung (Luk) Fong, 62, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Ka Wah Fong (2012), passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital with her loving family at her side. Born in Hong Kong, the daughter of Sui Fong (Yuen) Luk of Hong Kong and the late Pui Sang Luk, she came to the United States in 1988 and settled in Vernon. Yee enjoyed cooking and being with her family and...
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Wilma Magnano

November 13, 1936 - February 3, 2017

Wilma "Willie" (Roberts) Magnano, 80, of Vernon, loving wife of over 62 years to Richard Magnano, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home. Born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late William and Marguerite (McGee) Roberts grew up and lived in Hartford, Newington, and Lebanon before moving to Vernon 48 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 1986, Wilma was employed...
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C. David Oliphant

August 13, 1924 - January 31, 2017

C. David Oliphant, of Vernon, who taught at Rockville High School for 31 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was 92. Mr. Oliphant was born in Montclair, NJ in 1924, but the great depression drove his family to their farm in New Hampshire in 1931. There he attended grades 1 through 8 in a tiny one room school. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of New...
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Elaine Beverly Young

April 13, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Elaine Beverly (Moon) Young, 86, of Vernon passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, daughter of the late Leon and Ethel (Harriman) Moon, she grew up and lived in Bar Harbor before moving to Vernon in 1950. She enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her children and grandchildren. Elaine enjoyed watching birds, wild turkeys and deer. She loved fishing, boating, the...
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Joseph Nicholas Poinatale

July 23, 1945 - January 25, 2017

Joseph "Nick" Nicholas Poinatale, 71, of Vernon, loving husband of 18 years to Denise (Brisson) Poinatale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the son of the late Salvatore and Millie (Hensley) Poinatale, he grew up and lived most of his life in Bristol before moving to Vernon eighteen years ago. ...
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Jennifer L. Daleb

June 24, 1986 - January 22, 2017

Jennifer L. Daleb, 30, of Ellington, beloved daughter of James and Diane (Wisneski) Daleb of Ellington, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, Jennifer was a lifelong resident of Ellington. She was a graduate of Ellington High School, Class of 2004. She was very social and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Jennifer would light up the...
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Ronald Trueb

December 19, 1932 - January 19, 2017

Ronald Trueb, 84, of Ellington, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida, surrounded by his family. Ronald was born in Rockville, Connecticut on December 19, 1932 to Jacob and Lena (Moser) Trueb. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1950 and then served four years in the Air Force. He later became the co-founder and owner of Arrow Diversified...
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Deborah Silhavy

February 8, 1951 - January 10, 2017

Deborah Silhavy, 65, of Dayville, CT passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Deborah was born in Vernon, the daughter of the late John and Ruth Silhavy, and sister of the late Richard Silhavy. Deb enjoyed the sunshine, listening to music, and playing with her shoelaces. Deb had many struggles in her life and always surprised those around her with her...
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Harry L. Croye

September 22, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Harry L. Croye, 85, of Vernon, husband of the late Lois Mavis (Clevinger) Croye, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017. Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, the son of the late Carl and Amanda (Davis) Croye, he grew up in Bluefield and lived in Huntington, West Virginia before moving to Vernon over 54 years ago. Harry earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Charleston in...
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Merilyn Sondles Spencer

November 26, 1934 - January 4, 2017

Merilyn Sondles Spencer, 82, of Ellington, beloved wife of James H. Spencer, passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Sistersville, West Virginia on November 26, 1934 to Merrill C. and Elizabeth (Anderson) Sondles (both deceased). She attended schools in Sistersville, graduated from Sistersville High School and began college at Denison University...
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Alexandra L. Wigglesworth

July 24, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Alexandra Margaret Lipsett Wigglesworth, 77, beloved wife of William (Bill) Wigglesworth died Tuesday January 3, 2017 with her family at her side after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer. Sandra/Mom/Nanny was born July 24, 1939 at the original Mary A. Alley Hospital in Marblehead, MA which afforded her the title of a True Marbleheader. She was also proud to be able to trace her...
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Richard J. Allen

May 18, 1935 - December 25, 2016

Richard "Dick" J. Allen, 81, of Vernon, loving husband of 55 years to Dolores (Matarazzo) Allen, was called to eternal life on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Michael and Frances (Griffin) Allen, he grew up and lived in Boston before moving to Vernon in 1971. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School, Class of 1953 where he was an athlete who...
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Barbara Newcomb

December 31, 1923 - December 22, 2016

Barbara (Bartlett) Newcomb, 92, of Vernon, wife of the late Walter A. Newcomb, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at her home with her family at her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (Stentaford) Bartlett, she lived in West Hartford, Farmington, and Manchester before moving to Vernon 57 years ago. She was a longtime member of Union...
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Harold A. Wells

July 18, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Harold A. "Pete" Wells, 86, of Vernon, beloved husband of Patricia (Connor) Wells, passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. Pete was born July 18, 1930, in Hubbardston, MA to the late George W. and F. Ella (Stone) Wells. He grew up in Hubbardston during the depression and developed a fascination for all types of motorized vehicles as well as an aptitude for repairing them. He was especially fond of his...
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Dwayne A. Staton

May 9, 1972 - December 20, 2016

Dwayne A. Staton, 44, of Spring Lake, North Carolina and formerly of Ellington, affectionately known as the "Gentle Giant" to his friends, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born in New Haven, the son of Roscoe and Dottie (Brown) Staton, he grew up in New Haven and Ellington, and he lived in Vernon before moving to North Carolina ten years ago. He was a graduate of Ellington...
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Kimberly M. Schultz

February 17, 1951 - December 1, 2016

Kimberly "Kim" Margaret (Corkum) Schultz, 65, of East Windsor, beloved wife of nineteen years to Jeffrey W. Schultz, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at her home. Born in Petersburg, VA, the daughter of the late Laurence and Dorothy (Weygand) Corkum, she grew up and lived in Simsbury and South Carolina before moving to East Windsor nineteen years ago. Kim was a graduate of the former...
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Barbara Labbe

September 1, 1950 - November 22, 2016

Barbara (Marczak) Labbe, loving mother, grandmother and sister passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Barbara was born on September 1, 1950 in Hasselt, Belgium and was the daughter of the late Jan and Janina (Krason) Marczak. She was a kind and generous person who loved her family more than anything else and will be dearly missed. Barbara retired after 42 years with the Aetna Life Insurance...
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Jean Yellen

July 26, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Jean I. "Mama Jean" (MacBeth) Yellen, 93, of Manchester, formerly of Vernon, beloved wife of John R. Yellen, died peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Woodlake of Tolland. She was born on July 26, 1923 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Andrew and Theresa (Lawlor) MacBeth. Jean grew up in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School. A resident of Vernon for over 60 years, she...
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Carolyn Bellingham

April 10, 1942 - November 14, 2016

Carolyn (Shaw) Bellingham, 74, of Vernon, loving wife of 43 years to Donald Lee Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Bangor, Maine the daughter of the late Mason and Lillian (Leighton) Shaw, she grew up in Bangor and lived in Waterville, Maine before moving to Manchester where she lived for several years before moving to...
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Roland R. Turgeon

April 1, 1929 - November 7, 2016

Roland R. Turgeon, 87, of Vernon, beloved husband of the late Doris (Nolin) Barselau Turgeon, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Fox Hill Nursing Center. Born in Woburn, Canada, the son of the late Honore and Rosalie (Goulet) Turgeon, he has lived in Vernon for over 40 years. Prior to his retirement, Roland was a carpenter for Union Local # 43 in Hartford. He was a communicant of St....
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Margaret Pionzio

January 21, 1935 - November 3, 2016

PIONZIO. Margaret (Margo) Hogan Pionzio, 81, of Ellington, beloved wife of John Nils Pionzio, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016. She was born January 21, 1935 in New Haven, CT, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (O'Connell) Hogan. She lived in Vernon for 39 years before moving to Ellington 14 years ago. Margo attended CCSU and New Britain General Nursing School where she...
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Rosetta Pitkat

November 30, 1912 - October 22, 2016

Rosetta (Casati) Pitkat, 103, of Rockville, beloved wife of the late Edward A. Pitkat, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Rosetta took great pride in being a lifetime resident of Rockville. After graduating Willimantic Teacher's College, she returned home to teach language arts at Northeast and Vernon Middle School for 34 years. A worldwide traveler visiting over 20...
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Laureen Ruth Lisena

October 16, 2016

Laureen Ruth (Lessig) Lisena, 69, of Tolland loving wife of 38 years to Ralph A. Lisena, Jr., passed away at her home on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Born in Rockville, the daughter of Ruth (Taylor) Lessig of Rockville and the late Carlton Lessig, she grew up and lived in Rockville and Manchester before moving to Tolland 38 years ago. She was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1965. ...
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John S. Bythrow

January 29, 1940 - October 10, 2016

John S. Bythrow, 76, of Ellington, CT, beloved husband of 56 years to the late Jacqueline (Caldwell) Bythrow, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 at his home. Born in Quincy, MA, the son of the late George and Louise (Keene) Bythrow, he grew up in Quincy and lived in Rhode Island and Weymouth, MA before moving to Ellington 41 years ago. He was a graduate of Boston College High...
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Cortney Ervin Wheeler

November 11, 1978 - October 9, 2016

Cortney Ervin Wheeler, 37, of East Hartford and formerly of Ellington, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born in Manchester, the son of Scott Wheeler of Chester, SC and Erva Jean Luginbuhl of Ellington, he grew up and lived in Ellington before moving to East Hartford. He attended Ellington High School and was a carpenter by trade. He loved music and playing his guitar. His...
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Nancy Rose Borasky

July 1, 1949 - September 30, 2016

Nancy "Nana" Rose (Bysko) Borasky, 67, of South Windsor and formerly of Vernon, beloved wife of 47 years to Raymond Borasky, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2016. Born in Bristol, the daughter of the late Peter and Janet (Dombroski) Bysko, she grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Vernon, where she lived for over twenty-five years before moving to South Windsor five...
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Judith Wrobel

May 3, 1943 - September 26, 2016

Judith (Jaconski) Wrobel, 73, of Ellington, formerly of Tolland, beloved wife of the late Frank S. Wrobel Jr., died suddenly on Monday, September 26, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 3, 1943 in Rockville, CT, daughter of the late Peter and Evelyn (Scheibe) Jaconski. Judith grew up in Rockville and graduated from Rockville High School in 1961. Judith was married to the love of her life,...
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Constance Letarte

July 17, 1932 - September 14, 2016

Constance (Devin) Letarte, 84, of Vernon and formerly of East Hartford, wife of the late Henry Letarte, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Fox Hill Nursing Center. Born in Brunswick, Maine she lived in Maine before moving to East Hartford in 1955. Connie lived in East Hartford for over 55 years before moving to Vernon five years ago. Prior to her retirement, Connie worked at...
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Emily Jewel Brousseau

June 29, 1988 - September 14, 2016

Emily Jewel Brousseau, 28, beloved daughter of Patricia Brousseau, passed away unexpectedly at home in Bridgeport on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Born in Southbridge Massachusetts on June 29, 1988, she grew up in Union, CT before moving to Vernon as a teen where she graduated from Rockville High School, Emily then attended Western Connecticut State University. Emily was very funny, had a great...
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Helen Kloter

January 21, 1923 - September 9, 2016

Helen (Hoffman) Kloter, 93, of Ellington, loving wife of the late Emmanuel Kloter, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 9, 2016. Born in Ellington, the daughter of the late Fred and Huldah (Bertschi) Hoffman, she lived in the Tri Town area all of her life and after Emmanuel's retirement in 1975, they spent the winters in Sarasota, FL. She was a longtime member of the...
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Mikel Scott Vanshrauss

February 26, 1953 - September 8, 2016

Mikel Scott Vanshrauss, 63, of Vernon, CT, died on September 8, 2016. He was born February 26, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he was a man of many talents. Mike was especially captivated by history and current events and could talk on a variety of subjects. When he sat down with a guitar or at the piano, he could play anything requested. He played "by ear," and we all enjoyed singing...
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Paul Santo Christo

August 2, 1960 - September 7, 2016

Paul Santo Christo, 56, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, after a brief illness while at Manchester Memorial. Paul was born in Hartford on Aug. 2, 1960, to Tome and the late Dora (Althea) Santo Christo. He was raised in Vernon/Rockville for most of his life until moving to Stafford Springs for the last 27 years. Paul worked as a cabinetmaker with Petrunti Design &...
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John William Aberle

May 13, 1954 - September 2, 2016

John William Aberle, 62, of Ellington, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 2, 2016. He was born on May 13, 1954 the son of his late parents, Doris (Ferrell) Aberle and Henry Aberle, Jr. John was a graduate of Ellington High School, class of 1973. John lived his entire life on the family farm in Ellington. He worked by his father's side milking the cows, haying the fields and cutting...
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Julia Howard Dolan

October 21, 1923 - September 2, 2016

Julia (Howard) Dolan, 92, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late William P. Dolan, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Fox Hill Center. Born and raised in New London, the daughter of the late Thomas and Christine (Henry) Howard, she married the late William P Dolan, a US Marine, in 1947 and lived in various states while he was stationed overseas during World War II and the Korean...
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Grace L. Bidwell

September 26, 1932 - September 1, 2016

Grace L. Bidwell, 83, of Ellington, CT, left us to join her Lord and Savior, and beloved husband of 54 years, George Bidwell, Sr., on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Grace was born and raised in Thompsonville, CT to the late Angelo and Maria (LaScala) Bottone on September 26, 1932. Grace married the love of her life, the late George Bidwell, on February 10, 1951. They moved to Ellington in 1955...
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Genevieve Matula

April 8, 1919 - August 28, 2016

Genevieve (Kapalka) Matula, 97, of Ellington, loving wife of the late Karl J. Matula, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Westfield, MA, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kuczak) Kapalka, she grew up and lived in Westfield, MA. After her marriage to Karl, they spent the next 25 years in various parts of the country as he made a career serving his country...
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Cheung-Chui Cheng

May 15, 1947 - August 27, 2016

Cheung-Chui "Jimmy" Cheng, 69, of Vernon, CT, beloved husband of Yuk-Ying (Fong) Cheng died peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 15, 1947 in China, son of the late Yu-Wu and Yu-Lin (Chan) Cheng. Cheung married Yuk-Ying in 1972 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1983, settling in Vernon. Cheung owned and operated Gung Ho Restaurant in Colchester,...
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Donna Marie Spedding

September 6, 1964 - August 22, 2016

Surrounded by the love of her family, Donna Marie Spedding, age 51, of Vernon CT, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born in Springfield, MA on September 6, 1964, Donna was the loving daughter of the late Thomas G. Spedding, Sr. and Eileen (Lawler) Spedding Rollins of Safety Harbor FL. A longtime resident of Vernon, CT, Donna grew up in...
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William E. Winchester

August 11, 1926 - August 17, 2016

William E. Winchester,(PaPa) 90, of Tolland, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born in South Woodstock Maine on August 11, 1926 to the late Guy and Helen (Burrows) Winchester. William grew up in Maine and served our county in The United States Army. He was a proud Loyal of Moose member and loved the RedSox and UConn Women Huskies....
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Alfred Gineo

September 7, 1937 - July 27, 2016

Alfred "Fred" Gineo, 78, of Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Giovanni and Sebastiana (Abramo) Gineo, he grew up in Hartford and lived in Vernon for most of his life. Fred enjoyed cooking, baking and Sunday dinners with his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Tamara Gineo of Arizona, and Scott Gineo of Ellington; his brother,...
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Dana R. Tracy

June 24, 1965 - July 18, 2016

Dana R. Tracy, 51, of Vernon, loving husband of Amy (Page) Tracy, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. He is the son of Reverends Roland and Faith (O'Donal) Tracy of Tolland. He graduated from Tolland High School, Class of 1984. He was a self-employed roofer/contractor. He had a love for writing music, singing and playing his guitar, camping,...
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Lady Monica Banta

September 25, 1941 - July 18, 2016

Lady Monica (Byrne) Banta, 74, of Ellington, loving wife of 43 years to Reynaldo "Rey" Banta, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Constance (Ferguson) Byrne. In 1958 at the age of 17 she came to the United States with her mother and 3 of her siblings to join her...
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Nancy Gerich

November 2, 1937 - July 16, 2016

Nancy (Ciechowski) Gerich, 78, of Tolland, CT, beloved wife of the late Warren J. Gerich, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born in Rockville, CT on November 2, 1937 to the late Stephen and Beatrice (Grumbach) Ciechowski. Nancy was a lifelong resident of the Rockville and Tolland communities, but also made a home for herself and her late husband in...
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Elliott M. Brown

November 4, 1935 - July 14, 2016

Elliott M. Brown, Jr., 80, of Vernon, beloved husband of over 59 years to Lenora (Board) Brown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Elliott and Margaret (Laing) Brown, he grew up and lived in Vernon for most of his life. Elliott proudly served his country for 22 years in the armed forces. He retired in 1974...
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Aline Ballasy

June 5, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Aline (Hoffman) Ballasy, 91, of Ellington, beloved wife and widow of 14 years of the late Ernest J. Ballasy Jr., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Ellington, the daughter of the late Alfred and Emma (Bossart) Hoffman, she grew up and lived most of her life in Ellington, except for the 20 years she lived in Vernon. Prior to her retirement, Aline was a...
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Veronica Mora

September 7, 1952 - June 21, 2016

Veronica "Ronnie" (Jimenez) Mora, 63, of Enfield, loving wife of 46 years to David Mora, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Albuquerque, NM, the daughter of Annie (Chavez) Jimenez of Albuquerque, NM and the late Arturo Jimenez, she grew up and lived in Albuquerque, Garden Grove, CA, Bull...
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Autry Hallett

October 1, 1945 - June 15, 2016

Autry "Art" Hallett, 70, of Rockville, loving husband of 52 years to Suzan (Wallace) Hallett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Houlton, Maine, the son of the late Afton and Opal (Hafford) Hallett, he grew up and lived in Houlton and Bangor, Maine before moving to Vernon fifty years ago. Prior to his retirement in 2000, Art was a...
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Barbara Stone Corso

March 23, 1937 - June 14, 2016

Barbara (Stone) Corso, 79, of Vernon, loving wife of over 59 years to Anthony Corso, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Dover, NH, the daughter of the late Herbert and Alice (Hourihan) Stone, she grew up and lived in Dover, NH, South Windsor, CT and Ft. Pierce, FL before moving to Vernon 4 years ago. Prior to her retirement...
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Conrad E. Castonguay

February 1, 1935 - June 14, 2016

Conrad E. Castonguay, 81, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Limestone, Maine, the son of the late John and Marie (Raymond) Castonguay, he grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Vernon over 60 years ago. Conrad earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Hartford. Prior to his retirement in 1990, Conrad was a nurse at...
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Henry J. Jantzen

October 6, 1925 - June 12, 2016

Henry J. Jantzen, 90, of Vernon, loving husband of the late Jean (Dorchak) Jantzen, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. He was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, the son of the late Bendt and Ingrid Jantzen. He and Jean lived in Jericho, NY before moving to Vernon twelve years ago. Henry proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy...
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Herman J. Strang, Sr.

June 8, 2016 - June 8, 2016

Herman J. Strang Sr., 82, of High Springs, FL, husband of the late Katherine (Ksepka) Strang, formerly of Newington, CT, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Florida, with his two sons by his side. He was born on October 1, 1933 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Ruff) Strang. Herman worked as a meat receiver for the First National Stores for 46 years, before retiring...
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Virginia Tobin Moller

January 18, 1949 - June 4, 2016

Virginia "Ginny" (Tobin) Moller, 67, of Willington, loving wife of over 47 years to Stephen Moller, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Rockville, the daughter of the late Charles and Ada (Ryan) Tobin, she grew up and lived in Tolland before moving to Willington 49 years ago. She was a graduate of Ellington High School, Class of 1968, and she graduated from the...
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Jean Harding Benner

May 9, 1913 - June 4, 2016

Jean Louise Harding Benner, 103, passed away on June 4, 2016 in South Windsor, CT. Jean was born on May 9, 1913 in Lewistown, PA to the late William Nathan and Loula Mayer Harding. She was the widow of Lester R. Benner, Sr. to whom she was married for 52 years, and was preceded in death by her five siblings, Ruth, Helen, William, Dorothy and Robert. Jean was a graduate of Lewistown High...
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Rachel Lynn Shepard

April 10, 1982 - May 31, 2016

Rachel Lynn Shepard, 34, of Manchester, beloved daughter of Scott and Lisa (Plude) Shepard of Vernon, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Born in Hartford, she grew up and lived in Vernon for most of her life before moving to Manchester five years ago. She was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 2000. She was very outgoing and loved to talk to everyone. Rachel...
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Margaret Batchelor

February 10, 1927 - May 28, 2016

Margaret (Amundsen) Batchelor, 89, of Vernon, beloved wife of Charles J. Batchelor, passed away on Saturday May 28, 2016, with her family by her side. Born in Mineola, NY, the daughter of Harold and Mary (Zakel) Amundsen. Margaret enjoyed cake decorating, feeding the birds, sewing, and refinishing furniture. She loved watching the UCONN women's basketball and the Yankees. She was a loving and...
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Michael S. Burlhis

June 25, 1989 - May 25, 2016

Michael S. Burlhis, 26, of East Hartford, loving husband of Sarah Louise (Upjohn) Burlhis, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Danbury, the son of Harold Burlhis of Brookfield, and the late Theresa (Galeno) Burlhis, he grew up and lived in Brookfield before moving to East Hartford two years ago. He was a graduate of Brookfield High School, Class of 2008, and he earned his...
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Verona Mae Schneider

July 19, 1933 - May 23, 2016

Verona Mae (Gerber) Schneider, 82, beloved wife of the late Emanuel "Sonny" Schneider of Vernon, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at home. She was born in Ellington on July 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Walter and Leah (Bahler) Gerber. Verona turned her life to the Lord in her youth and was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Ellington. She was married to Sonny for 57 years...
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Frederic W. Hopkins

March 19, 1927 - May 19, 2016

Frederic W. "Fritz" Hopkins, 89, of Vernon, passed away May 19, 2016 at Vernon Manor. He was born on March 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Nathaniel Wallace Hopkins and Genevieve Macklem Hopkins. Fritz graduated from high school in Plymouth, MI and received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He honorably served his country as a member of the Merchant Marines...
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Edward DeVoe, Jr.

March 9, 1955 - May 18, 2016

Edward "Eddie" DeVoe Jr., of Ellington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at his home, he was 61. Born in 1955 at Hartford Hospital to Edward R. DeVoe Sr., and the late Janice (Edwards) Adams, he lived most of his life in Manchester, graduating in 1973 from Manchester High School. After a short tour in the U.S. Army he was employed in many different fields. He most enjoyed his...
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Virginia L. Thorsen

June 3, 1930 - May 13, 2016

Virginia L. (Thomas) Thorsen, 85, of Willington, CT passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Woodlake at Tolland. Born in West Haven to the late Arthur and Charlotte (Grady) Thomas, she moved to RI as a young child when her father started working for the Providence Journal. She grew up in Cranston and graduated from Cranston High School. She lived in Johnston RI until her retirement when...
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Charles E. Callahan

October 11, 1941 - May 12, 2016

Charles E. Callahan, 74, of Vernon, beloved husband of Sheila (Camp) Callahan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in New York, NY to the late Thomas and Mary Margaret (Romus) Callahan, he lived most of his life in Enfield and has been a resident of Vernon for the last 11 years. Charles served his country proudly with the US Navy and as a firefighter with the Hartford Fire...
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Sharon L. Dombek

January 28, 1949 - May 12, 2016

Sharon L. (Boss) Dombek, 67, of Vernon, beloved wife of Darryl S. Dombek, died peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at home, surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on January 28, 1949 in Kingston, NY, daughter of the late Kenneth and Bella (Scism) Boss. After losing her parents at a young age she was raised by her Uncle and Aunt, the late Pasquale and Charlotte Mercurio. She was a graduate...
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Christopher M. H. Gentile

November 21, 1989 - May 8, 2016

Christopher Michael Henry Gentile, 26, of Ellington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Guatemala, son of Frank and Lori (Botteron) Gentile, he lived the majority of his life in Ellington, graduated from Ellington High School and was a member of St. Luke's Church in Ellington. Christopher's caring nature helped him to truly enjoy his work as a patient care assistant at...
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Julius H. Beer

February 27, 1916 - May 2, 2016

Julius H. Beer, 100, beloved husband of the late Florence (Preuss) Beer, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on February 27, 1916 to Julius and Louise (Theil) Beer. At a very young age, Julius moved with his family to Rockville, where they owned and operated the Liberty Bakery for many years. He was also employed by Boston Bakery in Rockville until his...
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Gervaise Amyot Descheneaux

January 30, 1926 - April 30, 2016

Gervaise (Amyot) Descheneaux, 90, a longtime resident of Ellington, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Evergreen Health Care Center in Stafford Springs. She was the loving wife of the late Fernand Descheneaux. Gervaise was born January 30, 1926 in Brownington, VT to the late Louis and Ellenna (Dube) Amyot. She grew up and lived in Brownington, VT before moving to...
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Ethel Cheeseman Williams

October 20, 1943 - April 25, 2016

Ethel (Cheeseman) Williams, 72, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Alburgh, VT, the daughter of the late Herbert and Theresa (Boutah) Cheeseman, she has lived in Vernon for over 50 years. Ethel was a home health aide in the area for several years. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, going to...
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Meyer Malkin O.D.

February 3, 1918 - April 20, 2016

Dr. Meyer Malkin, O.D., 98, of Rockville, died peacefully at his home on his 64th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Mildred "Milly" (Cutler) Malkin. He was born on February 3, 1918, in Waterbury to Morris and Rose (Yavetz) Malkin. "Mike", as he was known, was a graduate of Crosby High School. He served in the Army Air Corps, Medical...
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Bruce E. Willard

March 1, 1939 - April 14, 2016

Bruce E. Willard, 77, of Vernon and formerly of South Windsor and East Hartford, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Leominster, MA, the son of the late Everett and Beulah (Saunders) Willard, he grew up in East Hartford and lived in South Windsor before moving to Vernon fifteen years ago. He was a graduate of East Hartford High...
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George Kasperan, Jr.

October 14, 1949 - April 14, 2016

George Kasperan, Jr., 66, of Tolland, loving husband of 47 years to Theresa (Ulrich) Kasperan, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Shenandoah, PA, the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Hyland) Kasperan, he grew up in Vernon and lived in Enfield before moving to Tolland 26 years ago. He was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1968. Prior...
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Margaret Poirier Couture

February 14, 1934 - April 13, 2016

Margaret (Poirier) Couture, 82, of Tolland, loving wife of over 37 years to Joseph Couture, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 with her family at her side. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Aldona (Cormier) Poirier, she grew up in Canada and lived in Barre, VT and Hartford, CT before moving to Tolland 16 years ago. Prior to her...
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Joseph Lindor Dagenais

January 1, 1949 - April 8, 2016

Joseph Lindor "Joe" Dagenais, 67, of Little River, SC, and formerly of Broad Brook and Vernon, CT, passed away on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at his home in Little River, SC after a brief battle with cancer. Joe was born in Hartford, on January 1, 1949, the son of the late Joe and Marie Dagenais. He graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1967 and then served in Vietnam for the US Army. Upon...
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Mary Denick Wallbillich

June 15, 1928 - April 4, 2016

Mary (Denick) Wallbillich, 87, of Vernon, beloved wife of 63 years to Andrew Wallbillich, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of the late Clayton and Anna (Schmidt) Denick, she grew up and lived in Liverpool, NY, Syracuse, NY and Ellington before moving to Vernon over 53 years ago. She was...
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Margaret Brodginski Callahan

April 21, 1923 - March 6, 2016

Margaret (Brodginski) Callahan, 92, of Vernon, wife of the late Hugh Callahan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Victor and Margaret (Wisneski) Brodginski, she grew up and lived in New Britain before moving to Vernon over 53 years ago. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and friend who...
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Frederick William Nowsch

September 6, 1930 - March 2, 2016

Frederick William Nowsch, 85, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Fox Hill Center in Vernon. Freddie was a life-long resident of Vernon, Connecticut. Known for being able to 'spin quite the tale' truth be told, Freddie played the same lotto numbers his entire life and hit a six-figure jackpot twice in his lifetime. Following in his father's footsteps, Fred was a member of the Vernon Auxiliary...
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William Francis Breen

April 22, 1943 - March 1, 2016

William "Bill" Francis Breen, of Vernon, died March 1, 2016, surrounded by his family, of complications from pneumonia and diabetes. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Katherine "Kathy" (Tantillo) Breen, who died less than three weeks earlier. Bill was a survivor in life and fought through several illnesses. He was born with tuberculosis and spent much of his childhood in...
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Kim Major

September 1, 1965 - February 24, 2016

Kim "Kimmie" (Wilson) Major, 50, of Vernon, a beloved daughter, mother, sister and friend, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her home. Born in Hartford, the daughter of Jack and Irene (Pascoe) Wilson of Westbrook, she grew up and was a lifelong resident of Vernon. Kim was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1983. She was the office manager for Dr's Tandy-Korus ...
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Donald Ellis Gibson

May 26, 1916 - February 21, 2016

Donald Ellis Gibson, 99, of Vernon, died peacefully on Sunday, February 21 with his loving family at his side. Dad was born on May 26, 1916 in Groton, New York, the only child of Albert Benjamin Gibson and Lottie Davenport. Both of his parents died before he graduated from Groton High School in the class of 1934. This past summer, he attended his 81st high school reunion! In 1941, he met Lefa...
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Carl L. Paire

July 17, 1929 - February 5, 2016

Carl L. Paire, 86, of Vernon, beloved husband of the late Glenna (Clark) Paire, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2016. Born in Keene, NH, the son of the late Peter and Gladys (Corey) Paire, he grew up and lived in Keene, NH before moving to Vernon over 58 years ago. Prior to his retirement, Carl was a security guard at Rockville General Hospital for many years. He was a member of...
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Shirley Eleanor Richter

October 25, 1931 - February 1, 2016

Shirley Eleanor (Pfeifer) Richter of South Windsor passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. Shirley was born October 25, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Pfeifer. She grew up in Oceanside, New York and moved to Tolland, CT with her family in 1967. Shirley leaves her husband of nearly 65 years, Christopher; her daughters, Susan of Vernon and Nancy of Indian...
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Julia Lojzim Povlosky

February 1, 2016

Julia (Lojzim) Povlosky, 92, of Rockville, beloved wife of the late Michael "Mickey" Povlosky, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Coventry, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Morowicz) Lojzim, she grew up in Tolland and has lived in Rockville for over 68 years. Prior to her retirement in 1986, Julia was employed at Pratt & Whitney...
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Gloria W. Maid

June 9, 1926 - January 31, 2016

Gloria W. Maid, 89, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Larry Maid, died on January 31, 2016 at Rockville General Hospital. She was born June 9, 1926 in Catskill, NY to the late Fred and Frieda {Todlin} Walser. Gloria worked with her husband in the family business as a book keeper for PIP Printing. Gloria was always family orientated; she had a positive outlook on the world. She would...
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S. Robert Pugliese

January 25, 1932 - January 22, 2016

S. Robert Pugliese, 83, of Vernon, beloved husband of 56 years to Marie (Fasanelli) Pugliese, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Manchester Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Joseph and Angela (LaPenta) Pugliese, he grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Vernon 56 years ago. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School in Hartford...
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Edward S. Partridge, Jr.

April 7, 1922 - January 20, 2016

Edward "Fox" S. Partridge, Jr., 93, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Mary (Lanza) Partridge who was the love of his life for 67 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Edward and Mary (Benzer) Partridge, he grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to South Windsor 37 years ago. Ed...
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Barbara L. Sullivan

April 17, 1941 - January 10, 2016

Barbara L. Sullivan, 74, of Vernon, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on April 17, 1941 in Newport Rhode Island to the late Leslie and Beatrice (Smith) Sullivan. Barbara was a graduate of Rogers High School in Newport. She would go on to earn her degree in nursing, moving to Connecticut and working with Newington Children's Hospital for over 15 years....
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Dorothy J. Crawford Willis

September 20, 1926 - January 8, 2016

Dorothy J. (Crawford) Willis, 89, of Ellington, died peacefully on January 8, 2016. Dorothy was born in Springfield, MA on September 20, 1926 to Thomas and Lillian Crawford. She grew up in Springfield and attended Commerce High School studying business administration. She worked as a bookkeeper and office assistant while raising three children in several different areas of the country. ...
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Phyllis Goldsmith Chorches

April 2, 1926 - January 8, 2016

Phyllis (Goldsmith) Chorches, 89, recently of Clemmons, NC and formerly of Tolland, beloved wife of the late Leon Chorches, died Friday, January 8, 2016 in Winston-Salem, NC. Born in Hartford on April 2, 1926, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rebecca (Opinsky) Goldsmith, Phyllis grew up and lived in Hartford. After marrying Leon in 1946, she quickly transitioned from city girl to country...
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Pauline Frechette Graves

July 16, 1934 - January 5, 2016

Pauline (Frechette) Graves, 81, of Ellington, loving wife of 60 years to Charles Graves, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Raymond and Cecilia (Duguay) Frechette, she grew up in New Bedford, MA and lived in Hartford before moving to Ellington over 53 years ago. Prior to her...
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