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

Emily M. "Mickey" Galecki

February 24, 1922 - December 13, 2017

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

December 11, 2017

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

February 13, 1916 - December 10, 2017

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

December 10, 2017

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

February 22, 1942 - December 10, 2017

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

December 9, 2017

The following is a temporary obituary that was written by a good friend of Sean's. I don't even know what to say, I've been keeping this inside since Sunday. All I can say is that I'm severely heartbroken. Beautiful friend Sean that I've known since the 7th grade that I laughed with more than I probably laughed with any other human being...one of the truest sweetest large-hearted craziest...
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Anita Botticello

November 10, 1930 - December 9, 2017

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

December 5, 2017

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

December 3, 2017

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

December 1, 2017

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

December 14, 1929 - November 30, 2017

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

November 28, 2017

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

January 17, 1943 - November 28, 2017

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

May 12, 1920 - November 28, 2017

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

November 26, 2017

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

November 24, 2017

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

October 14, 1954 - November 18, 2017

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

November 15, 2017

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

May 22, 1937 - November 15, 2017

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

November 13, 2017

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

November 13, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 7, 2017

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

November 6, 2017

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

September 12, 1924 - November 5, 2017

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

July 15, 1946 - November 5, 2017

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

November 4, 2017

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

April 9, 1949 - November 4, 2017

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

January 9, 1961 - November 4, 2017

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

November 14, 1940 - November 2, 2017

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

June 30, 2001 - November 2, 2017

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

November 2, 2017

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

November 1, 2017

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

August 29, 1923 - October 31, 2017

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

October 27, 2017

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

October 26, 2017

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

September 18, 1945 - October 25, 2017

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

October 24, 2017

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

December 6, 1934 - October 22, 2017

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

September 19, 1919 - October 21, 2017

Edward Kurn, 98, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2017 with his loving family at his side. He was born in New Britain to the late Frank and Theresa (Manka) Kusnerczyk and was a longtime Newington resident. Ed entered active service with the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941 as an airplane maintenance technician with the 65th Bombardment Squadron, 43rd Bombardment Group (H) in the...
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Edmund Bialaski

October 18, 2017

Edmund Bialaski, 87, of Newington, died on October 18, 2017. Ed was born on October 31, 1929 in Wethersfield, son of the late Nicholas and Anna Bialaski. Ed resided in Newington since 1958. He earned his BSEE degree at UConn in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954. He was employed by North East Utilities for seventeen years; and was employed by United...
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Shirley Ouellette Day

October 14, 2017

Shirley Day, 83, of Newington, wife of Carl A. Day, passed away on Saturday October 14, 2017. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire to the late Aurel Ouellette and Yvonne (Gagnier) Ouellette, she graduated from The Teachers College now known as CCSU where she got her Master's Degree. Shirley worked as a teacher for the New Britain School System for forty years. She was a member of the Church of the...
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Marie M. Milardo

May 5, 1923 - October 13, 2017

Marie M. (Melluzzo) Milardo, 94, of Newington, CT, peacefully passed away on October 13, 2017. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Michael Milardo for 49 years. Born in Hartford, CT on May 5, 1923, Marie was the daughter of the late Santo and Anna (Rapoli) Melluzzo. She was predeceased by her brothers Joseph and John, and sister Lucy. Marie graduated from Bulkeley High School and Hillyer...
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John Henry Brighenty

March 23, 1948 - October 12, 2017

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, John Henry Brighenty, 69, was called to eternal life at his Newington Residence. Born in New Britain on March 23, 1948, he was the son of the late Arnaldo & Ida (Bergomi) Brighenty and served our country in the United States Airforce during the Vietnam Era. He was employed as an accountant with John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington for most of his working years,...
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Steven J. Hepple

October 12, 2017

Steven J. Hepple (January 31, 1953- October 12, 2017) died peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a long and courageous battle with a rare neurological disease. Steve grew up in Newington; he graduated from Newington High School in 1972 and attended Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He lived in Storrs, for many years with his family before moving back to Newington. Steve worked as a...
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Alejandrina (Reyes) Jara

October 11, 2017

Alejandrina (Reyes) Jara, 86, of Wethersfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was a beloved wife, a loving mother, and a dedicated grandmother. Married to Adulfo M. Jara for 66 years, she was born in Peru, daughter of Florencio and Laura Reyes. She came to the United States nearly 40 years ago and was a passionate member of the Assemblies of God. She dedicated her life to...
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Edwin Serrano

October 10, 2017

Edwin Serrano, 51, passed away on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. Born the son of Felix and Ursula (Valez) Serrano in Puerto Rico on February 8, 1966. Edwin was an East Hartford resident and worked as a mechanic in the automotive industry. Edwin is survived by his son and daughter Carlos and Priscilla Serrano. Edwin's funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 12:00 noon at...
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Georgette J. Montaufray

November 18, 1921 - October 3, 2017

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Georgette J. Montaufray, 95, was called to eternal life from her Newington residence. Born in Brittany, France on November 18, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Louis & Marie (Morvan) Huet. She was a longtime Newington resident where she was a communicant of Church of the Holy Spirit. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Fafnir Bearing Co., giving over...
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James M. Quigley, Jr.

September 29, 2017

James M. Quigley, Jr., 80 of Newington, passed on September 29, 2017. Son of James M. and Helen Quigley, Sr. and brother of Madeline Bassell, deceased and Jane Blodgett. Jim grew up in the south end of Hartford and graduated from Buckley H.S., while serving in the US Air Force he married his beloved teenage sweetheart Jane (Hack) Quigley, deceased, of Newington. Jim and Jane settled in Newington,...
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Mary R. Paul

September 26, 2017

Mary R. Paul, 95, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard C. Paul. "Aunt Mary" as many knew her was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Eugene and Delia (Scully) Francis. She came to Newington in 1964 and most recently moved to Kimberly Hall in Windsor. Mary was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, their Ladies...
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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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Kathleen Kostek

September 19, 2017

Kathleen Ann (Butler) Kostek, 62, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Hartford, on February 11, 1955 to Donald J. and Margaret (Maroney) Butler, Kathy was raised and educated in Newington, and graduated from Newington High School in 1973 with a National Honor Society Certificate of Achievement. She would later attend Tunxis Community College in Farmington. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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