Carmon Community Funeral Homes

Hartford • Windsor • Poquonock • Granby • Suffield • South Windsor • Rockville • Vernon • Avon

Each of our funeral homes offers a complete range of services in tastefully decorated, serene surroundings. Professionally trained and licensed staff members stand ready to provide sensitive, caring service and strive to exceed the expectations of each and every family.

Our communities are wonderfully diverse in religious beliefs, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. Our staff truly appreciates these differences, and our training includes heartfelt understanding and respect for the special needs of all whom we serve.

Our Obituaries

William Powell Hassett

February 1, 1937 - June 17, 2017

William Powell Hassett, 80, of Burlington, died June 17, 2017. Bill was born February 1, 1937 in Hartford, the son of the late William J. and Evelyn I. Hassett, and grandson of William F. and Honore Quinn Hassett and Bernard H. and Grace Kemp Powell. He was the loving husband of Lynde Marshall Hassett. Bill graduated from St. Joseph School, Bristol High School, Cheshire Academy and attended...
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Ann Tilson

June 9, 1929 - June 3, 2017

Ann (Jenney) Tilson, 87, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Barnard "Buck" Tilson, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born in Lexington, MA, daughter of the late Thacher and Phyllis ( MacDougal) Jenney, she had lived in Avon since 1954. Ann served as Republican Registrar of Voters for the Town of Avon from 1965-2000 and was a Justice of the Peace. She was a member of the Avon Women's Club,...
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Francis C. Kaiser

September 2, 1928 - May 27, 2017

Francis Kaiser, 88, of West Hartford and formerly of Avon, passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2017. Frank was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 2, 1928, to Martin and Charlotte (Kullack) Kaiser. He attended Bishop Loughlin School in New York before enlisting and serving in the U.S. Army with the military police. He earned his B.A. from Seton Hall University, and after graduation, married...
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Lewis C. Affelder

February 4, 1926 - May 25, 2017

Lewis C. Affelder, a.k.a Siwel Redleffa, 91, of Avon, beloved husband and best friend to Anne (Salvadori) Affelder, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, on the feast of the Ascension. Born in Springfield, Ma, on February 4th, 1926, son of the late Jacques and Helen (Ahern) Affelder. He was raised in Windsor Locks and lived in Hartford before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the 76th Division...
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Carol S. Kraimer

July 25, 1935 - May 25, 2017

Carol S. (Stockser) Kraimer, 81, of Farmington, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late Irving and Evelyn (Abrams) Stockser, she lived in Bloomfield and Windsor many years moving to the Farmington Valley 15 years ago. She had been active in Congregation Beth Ahm and a member of the Sisterhood when in Windsor. She was a...
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Helen B. Bassano

May 23, 1929 - May 22, 2017

BASSANO. Helen B. Bassano of West Hartford, beloved wife of John V. Bassano, D.D.S., loving mother and grandmother, passed into eternal peace on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Hartford on May 23, 1930, daughter of the late Jacob and Stella (Rempala) Bozek, she attended St. Cyril and Methodius School and Buckley High School. Helen graduated with a degree in Accounting from Bryant College in RI and...
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George H. Slack

July 9, 1926 - May 18, 2017

George H. Slack, 90, of West Hartford, previously of Avon, beloved husband of the late Virginia Ann (Lane) Slack, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born in Weymouth, MA, son of the late George H. Slack, Sr., and Geraldine (Judge) Slack, he was raised in Weymouth and received both his BA from Suffolk University and his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He served as a sergeant in...
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Richard L. Bunnell

July 24, 1947 - May 15, 2017

Richard "Ned" L. Bunnell, 69, of Avon, beloved husband of Geraldine (Andrews) Bunnell, passed away at John Dempsey Hospital after a brief illness on Monday, May 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford, son of the late John R. and Anna (Seelye) Bunnell, he was raised in Bristol and moved to Clearwater, FL. He earned his BA in Finance from the University of FL and he went on to...
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Alfred F. Cialfi

November 6, 1920 - May 13, 2017

Alfred Frank Cialfi, 96, formerly of Avon, beloved husband of the late Angela Cialfi, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on May 13, 2017. Born in Waterbury, Alfred was the son of Giacinto and Leondina (Bianchini) Cialfi. Alfred valiantly served his country in WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received several citations for valor as a 4th Marine Division Sergeant in the Pacific...
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Edward and Elizabeth Haynes


Elizabeth Ann Haynes, 1934- 2016, and Edward L. Haynes, 1934-2017, longtime Simsbury residents. Elizabeth Ann (Joyce) Haynes passed away peacefully on December 11, 2016. Elizabeth was affectionately known as "Betty" and was born and raised in Simsbury. Betty was a graduate of Simsbury High School. While attending nursing school, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Edward L. Haynes. The...
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Jimmie J. Fielder

October 30, 1934 - April 2, 2017

Jimmie Jack Fielder, 82, of Avon, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in Harper, Kansas, Jim was the beloved son of the late Charles Wilber Fielder and Leta Marjorie (Shaw) Fielder. Jim was a kind and generous soul, and one of the most caring men you could ever meet. He had a healthy curiosity for life and was eager to learn about the world around him....
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Gladys M. Russo

April 2, 1921 - March 30, 2017

Gladys May Russo, 95, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Anthony Joseph Russo for 63 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home. She was born in Hartford on April 2, 1921, daughter of the late Francis and Wilhelmina Wohlgemuth, and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1938. Following high school, Gladys enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served...
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Edna Frances Ball

November 26, 1931 - March 26, 2017

Edna Frances (Blair) Ball, 85, of Avon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Francy was born in Pueblo, CO, the daughter of the late Tom A. and Edna (Hammock) Blair. In 1970, Francy and her family moved to Connecticut from Michigan where she began her 35- year teaching career at Roaring Brook School. Francy earned her teaching credentials...
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Nancy Bella Fournier

May 6, 1955 - March 23, 2017

Nancy Bella (Gabey) Fournier, 61, of Avon, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Nancy was born in Dumont, NJ, the daughter of Richard Gabey, Sr., and the late Dolores (Levinson) Gabey. Nancy grew up in Bergen County, NJ and graduated from Indian Hills High School in Oakland, NJ in 1973. After moving to Connecticut, Nancy served as an executive...
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Katrina Marie Kochanski

June 22, 1967 - March 20, 2017

Katrina Marie Kochanski, 49, of Avon, Connecticut, beloved wife of Paul Walter Kochanski, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in Meriden, Connecticut, she was the loving daughter of Dale Price and Sheila (Bartlett) Ouellette. Katrina graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1985, and soon after began a career with Guida's Dairy where...
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Anthony L. Fons

November 8, 1931 - March 19, 2017

Anthony L. Fons, III, M.D., beloved husband of Mary (Barbour) Fons, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Dr. Fons was born November 8, 1931 in St. Louis, MO., son of Anthony L. Fons, II and Edith Davis Fons, later moving with his family to Oxnard, CA. He was a graduate of Stanford University and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Fons practiced medicine as an attending psychiatrist at Hartford...
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Marilyn M. Kew

May 19, 1941 - March 16, 2017

Marilyn Miller Kew of Simsbury, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully at age 75 on March 16, 2017 with family by her side. She was born in Columbus, OH, to the late Carma Hostetler and Paul Dever Miller, where she was valedictorian of the North High School class of 1959. She received her Bachelor's degree with honors in French from the College of...
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Robert J. Mather, Sr.

August 31, 1918 - February 28, 2017

Robert J. Mather, Sr., 98, of Canaan, beloved husband of Rose Elizabeth (Morton) Mather, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born in Taftville, CT, to William and Elsie May (Chase) Mather on August 31, 1918, he lived in Preston, CT for many years before moving to Canaan. He served in the US Army, 8th Armored Division, 18th Tank Battalion during W.W. II and worked at United Nuclear Corporation...
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Mary-Rose Ann Jaschinski

September 17, 1944 - February 24, 2017

Mary-Rose Ann (Halleran) Jaschinski, 72, of Canton and formerly of Avon and Farmington, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Edmund and Gladys (Gaudet) Halleran, she was raised in Hartford and graduated from Bulkley High School in 1962. She held multiple jobs to help support her family including, the Phoenix Mutual Insurance Co. where she participated in...
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Anne Marguerite Geitz

December 11, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Anne Marguerite (Murphy) Geitz, 90, of Suffield and Simsbury CT, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Anne was born in Lawrence, MA on December 11, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mary (Dowd) Murphy. After growing up in Lawrence, Anne attended Simmons College in Boston where she received a Bachelor's degree in Library Science. Anne met her husband, Robert (Bob) Geitz, while working in Boston as...
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George W. Hornaday

December 26, 1937 - February 19, 2017

George W. Hornaday, 79, of Avon, beloved husband of Diane (Smith) Hornaday, passed ad astra Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in North Manchester, IN, son of the late George Otho and Edith (Bechtold) Hornaday, he was raised in IN, graduated from Culver Military Academy, and received his BS from Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He...
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Cynthia Thorne Deuel Haskell

August 12, 1934 - February 14, 2017

Cynthia Deuel Haskell of Millerton, NY and NYC, passed away on February 14, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Avon, CT. Cynthia was born August 12, 1934 to the late Emma (Mackin) and Isaac Deuel. She leaves a niece, Linda Guerry of Charleston, SC. Carmon Funeral Home of Avon is in charge of the arrangements. Services will be private.
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Logan Schoenhardt

August 25, 2006 - February 13, 2017

Logan Schoenhardt was a cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, Patriot Super Fan and Jedi Knight. He died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 13, 2017. Logan was courageous and strong as he faced his fight with cancer from the age of three. Everyone who knew him appreciated his intelligence, depth of understanding, quick-witted humor, and his ability to persevere in...
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Jeanne S. Wei

August 3, 1926 - February 11, 2017

Jeanne S. Wei, née Lee, 90 of Farmington, CT passed away peacefully on February 11, 2017 in the presence of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Luis Te-Li Wei and is survived by their six children - Martin Wei and wife Beatrice, Yvonne Moser and husband Michael, Teresa Luke and husband Barry, Rosa Chow and husband Peter, Maria Mohr and husband Michael, and Alfonso Wei and wife...
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Margaret Keating

September 8, 1924 - February 3, 2017

Margaret Mary "Peg" Keating (nee Garner), passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 in her 93rd year, in Charlestown, RI, where she lived after the death in 2014 of Frank, her beloved husband of 66 years. Dear mother of Kathleen (Rob Gourlay, deceased), Vancouver BC; Judith, Wheaton IL; John (Marilyn), Bluffton SC; Carol, Whitefish Bay WI; Peter, Charlestown RI; Paul, Fairfield CT; Mary (John...
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Rebecca Hardee

February 12, 1973 - January 31, 2017

Rebecca (Spering) Hardee, 43, of West Simsbury, beloved wife of the Rev. Dr. Brian C. Hardee, died peacefully with her husband by her side on January 31, 2017. Born in Montrose, PA, Rebecca was the beloved daughter of Henry and Mary (Sipe) Spering. She was raised and attended schools in Elk Lake and Dimock, PA, and later graduated from West Chester State University with her Bachelor's degree in...
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Susan Caldwell

February 18, 1964 - January 27, 2017

It is with great sadness, yet hope, that we announce the passing of Susan (Gombert) Caldwell, 52, of Simsbury, beloved wife of Hugh Caldwell on January 27, 2017. Susan was born on February 18, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the daughter of Willard "Bill" and Vivian Gombert, also of Simsbury. Susan was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Susan peacefully departed this...
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Patricia Ann Smith

October 3, 1948 - January 19, 2017

Patricia "Patty" Ann Smith, 68, of Canton, beloved wife of William "Bill" Smith, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was a devoted and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. A true friend to many. Always gentle and kind, encouraging others who were also struggling with disability or sickness. We will all miss her presence but...
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June F. Sponzo

June 24, 1931 - January 17, 2017

June Filomena (Ferraina) Sponzo, 85, of Avon—an angel to all who knew her, with a smile that lit up a room—passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 17, 2017. Born in Hartford on June 24, 1931, she was the loving daughter of Anthony and Louise (Squatrito) Ferraina. June attended Hartford schools through 11th grade and graduated from Windsor High School in 1949....
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Frances Grahn

April 5, 1923 - January 10, 2017

Frances "Fran" Grahn, 93, of Avon, died peacefully at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington with her loving family by her side. Fran was born in Hartford on April 5, 1923, to the late Raymond Francis and Freda Alice (Schremmer) Wren. As a teenager, Fran spent summers in Westbrook and earned pocket money working at the small company that made Pond's Cold Cream. She was a proud graduate...
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Clifton A. Mason

March 26, 1943 - December 31, 2016

Clifton "Clif" Austin Mason, 73, of Simsbury, died peacefully at his home on December 31, 2016, of metastatic prostate cancer, with his wife Gail and daughter Heather DeRose by his side. Clif was the eldest son of Clifton T. and Lillian Mason of Canandaigua, NY. His mother continues to reside in the Canandaigua home where he spent his childhood by the lake. Following high school, Clif attended...
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John Harry Bonnar

March 16, 1930 - December 23, 2016

John "Jack" Harry Bonnar, 86, of Canton and formerly of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Thelma (Brock) Bonnar, passed away, Friday, December 23, 2016. Born in Cleveland, OH, son of the late John Hector and Nora (Zeeck) Bonnar, he was raised in Shaker Heights, OH. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, OH and received his Master's in Accounting and Financial Management from the University...
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Robert J. Campbell

September 28, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Robert J. Campbell, 92, of Avon, and formerly of Springfield, MA, passed away peacefully at his home on December 22, 2016. Born in Lynn, MA, Robert ("Bob") was the beloved son of Ralph and Kathleen (Cotter) Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie A. (Bouchard), and was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth K. (Dragon). He also leaves behind six children, Joan R. Berry and her...
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Joseph D. Bidwell

December 12, 1924 - December 20, 2016

Joseph D. "Joe" Bidwell, 92, of Weatogue, passed away, peacefully, December 20, 2016, at his home. Born, December 12, 1924 in East Hartford to the late Joseph and Marion (Lewis) Bidwell. After graduating from high school, Joe joined the Army Air Corp and proudly served in the 5th Division in the Pacific during W.W. II. After his military service, he met Helen Backlund and began a 70-year love...
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Dorothy A. Yarrish

July 30, 1930 - December 17, 2016

Dorothy A. Yarrish , 86, of Avon, formerly of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Dorothy was born in Dickson City, PA, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Grzybowski) Yarrish. After growing up in New Britain, she was employed for many years at the Fafnir Bearing Company. She was proud of her Catholic faith and worshipped at Holy Cross Church in New Britain....
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Ruth Dorothy Barth

January 10, 1932 - December 17, 2016

Ruth Dorothy (Kopman) Barth, 84 of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Ruth was born in New York City on January 10, 1932, the oldest daughter of the late Abraham and Esther (Levitt) Kopman. Ruth was a graduate of New York University where she studied journalism and psychology and worked for various advertising agencies in Manhattan. She worked at a local paper...
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Margaret M. Meade

May 1, 1936 - December 14, 2016

Margaret M. Meade, 80, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Edward G. Meade, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Born in Queens, NY to John A. and Katherine Collins, she lived for many years in South Salem, New York before moving to Avon 12 years ago. She was a faithful parishioner at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Margaret is survived by her daughter Beth A. Straubel and her husband Mark of...
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Kathryn A. Treszi

May 12, 1961 - December 1, 2016

The family of Kathryn Alice Treszi regrets to announce her passing. Kathy died peacefully on December 1, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Gail Balling and Albert Neudeck. She served honorably as a Certified Nursing Assistant for several years, helping many people through their basic life activities and attending to their medical needs and support. Kathy had great artistic talent and...
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Lillian R. Zietz

November 26, 2016

Lillian R. "Libby" Zietz, 93, of Avon, and formerly of West Hartford, passed away on November 26, 2016. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Leon Zietz and beloved daughter, Judy Koch Tinsley and her brothers, Dr. Mandel Rubin and Arthur Rubin. She is survived by her devoted son, Gerry Zietz, five dear grandchildren, Lisa Koch Rao and her husband, Ashvin of Bronxville, NY, Steven Koch and his...
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Josef L. Hundhammer

September 28, 1934 - November 21, 2016

Josef L. Hundhammer 82, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home in Avon, after a brave fight against leukemia, on Monday, November 21, 2016. To old friends, he is "Sepp." To new friends, "Joe." And to his immediate family, "Dad," and "Opa." Sepp was born on September 28, 1934 in Mietraching, Germany to the late Sebastian and Anna (Kriechbaumer) Hundhammer. He immigrated to...
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Louise A. Gallinoto

September 13, 1936 - November 21, 2016

Louise Amelia (Toth) Gallinoto, 80, of Avon, passed away on November 21, 2016 after a battle with liver cancer. She was born on September 13, 1936 on Long Island and spent her childhood in New York and Hartford. At age 7, she was a survivor of the Hartford Circus Fire, along with her mother, Louise, and brother, Albert. Her sisters, Regina and Joan, were lost in the fire. Her younger sister,...
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Charles J. McQueeney, Jr.

February 10, 1933 - November 19, 2016

It is with profound sorrow to announce the passing of Charles "Chic" J. McQueeney, Jr., of Avon. Chic entered into eternal life on November 19, 2016 after his dearly loved wife Elisabeth "Betsy" kissed him good-bye. Chic grew up in New Haven, before joining the United States Air Force and travelling the world for the next 13 years. He was an Air Traffic Controller before becoming employed by...
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Annetta M. Merlino

October 22, 1919 - November 17, 2016

Annetta M. Merlino, 97, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Sebastian Merlino, passed away, Thursday, November 17, 2016, at her home. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Anthony and Madeline (Sansabrino) Mauriello, she was a lifelong resident with a career with the City of Hartford that spanned over 30 years. She leaves a sister Raimonda Tobin of West Hartford; a niece Denise F. Nelson;...
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Arthur Strecker

November 9, 1924 - November 16, 2016

Arthur Strecker of Avon, beloved husband of Suzanne (Elder) Strecker, celebrated his 92nd birthday on November 9th with family and friends, and on Wednesday, November 16th, he set off for his next adventure. He was born on Sunday, November, 1924 in New York City to Arthur Trott Strecker and Virginia (Davidson) Strecker. When Arthur was in high school they moved to Deep River and Arthur was...
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E. Thayer Drake

January 19, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Ervin Thayer Drake III, 93, a former Associate General Counsel for the Columbia Broadcasting System, died Monday evening, November 14, 2016, of complications from congestive heart failure at his home in Avon. Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1923, "Thayer" was the oldest of three sons of Ervin Thayer Drake, Jr. and Elizabeth (Lum) Drake. He grew up and attended school in Chatham, New Jersey,...
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Arthur Joseph Atwood

May 17, 1933 - November 10, 2016

Arthur Joseph Atwood, Jr. 83, of Avon, was taken home to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 10, 2016. Born in Boston, MA, son of the late Arthur J. and Aline (McComiskey) Atwood, Sr. and was raised in Sturbridge, MA and graduated from the Mary E. Wells High School. He served in the US Air Force Chaplain Corp during the Korean War and proudly served in the Air Force Reserve for the next twenty...
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Rosemary Presch

April 2, 1964 - November 7, 2016

Rosemary Presch, 52, of Avon, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on November 7, 2016. Born in Spain, Rosemary was the beloved daughter of the late Francisco Perez and Josefa (Serrano) Perez. After her family's move to the U.S. in 1966, she grew up with a desire to learn and travel. Upon being awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1999...
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Joseph W. Lester, Jr.

August 30, 1934 - November 7, 2016

Joseph W. Lester, Jr., 82, of Avon, beloved husband of Rosalie (Samley) Lester, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. Born in New Rochelle, NY, son of the late Joseph and Helen (MacDonald) Lester, he was raised in Litchfield. He graduated from Exeter Academy in 1952 and received his BA in Geology from Harvard in 1956. He served in the US Army in Libya and upon discharge spent several years at...
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Beatrice Formaggioni

November 29, 1925 - November 3, 2016

Beatrice Formaggioni of Avon, Connecticut passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016 with her family by her side. Beatrice was born in Torrington, the beloved daughter of the late Vito and Mary Catherine (Colangelo) Mecca. She served as a teacher for a number of years at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford. She was also a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Peter Church in Torrington...
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Harald Nome

August 27, 1926 - October 24, 2016

Harald Nome, 90, of Avon, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2016, with his family by his side. Harald was born on August 27, 1926 in Staten Island, NY to Jenny and Andreas Nome. He served in the Navy during WWII and then earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Steven Institute of Technology. It was at his first job with M.W. Kellogg, in New York, that he met his future bride, a young...
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Robert G. Hugel

April 8, 1925 - October 19, 2016

Robert G. Hugel, 91, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Audrey (Bell) Hugel, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY, son of the late George and Mabel (Larsen) Hugel, he was raised there and served in the US Army as an airplane armorer gunner in combat during WWII. After the war, he earned a BA from Rider University and spent his early career with his family insurance agency,...
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Robert G. Hugel

April 8, 1925 - October 19, 2016

Robert G. Hugel, 91, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Audrey (Bell) Hugel, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY, son of the late George and Mabel (Larsen) Hugel, he was raised there and served in the US Army as an airplane armorer gunner in combat during WWII. After the war, he earned a BA from Rider University and spent his early career with his family insurance agency,...
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Concetta M. Repetti

September 28, 1930 - October 16, 2016

Concetta "Connie" M. Repetti, 86, of Avon, formerly of Monroe and New York, beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Repetti for 62 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Connie was born in New York, New York, the daughter of the late James and Donna (Georgio) Riccuitti. Her family was her life's greatest passion and she enjoyed many wonderful...
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Helen J. Godin

November 4, 1916 - October 14, 2016

Helen J. Godin, 99, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late James Godin, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016 at the Avon Health Center. Born in Westfield, Massachusetts, Helen was the beloved daughter of the late Francisek and Wincenta (Jakobowski) Brzezinski. She worked for many years in the insurance industry as a Claims Supervisor for Aetna. Helen was a devout Catholic and a...
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Brian T. Lindsay

March 20, 1951 - October 7, 2016

Brian T. Lindsay, 65, of Avon, beloved husband of Marilyn (Stella) Lindsay for 35 years, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016, after a brief battle with a rare bone marrow disease. Born in Hartford, son of the late Paul and Ruth (Terry) Lindsay, he was raised in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School. He continued his education at New England Technical Institute and worked for...
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Ronald L. Kulbacki

November 28, 1940 - October 3, 2016

Ronald Lee Kulbacki, 75, of Simsbury, Connecticut passed away at home after a coura-geous battle with lung cancer on October 3, 2016 with his loving wife, Patricia, by his side. Ron was born in Warren, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1940 to the late Amerika (Piccirillo) Kulbacki and Joseph Kulbacki. He spent his childhood in Irvine, Pennsylvania hunting, fishing, and playing football with his...
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Christos Evangelos Dantos

December 18, 1958 - October 2, 2016

Christos Evangelos Dantos, 57, of Granby, beloved husband of Christine Dantos, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Tacoma, Washington on December 18, 1958, the son of Erma Dantos of Annapolis, Maryland and the late Colonel Evangelos Dantos. Chris grew up on and around Army bases in Germany, Washington, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland and finally, Greece. Chris...
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Irene Sorensen Wenker

March 3, 1927 - September 30, 2016

Irene (Letts) Sorensen Wenker, 89, of Farmington, CT, formerly of Townshend, VT, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Millard and Hazel (Harris) Letts and was also predeceased by her first husband, John C. Sorensen, and her second husband, Harold E. (Bud) Wenker. Her sister, Marion Bulgren, and brothers, Millard and William have...
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Harvey J. Wallet

September 27, 2016

Harvey J. Wallet, 82 of Delray Beach, FL and formerly of West Hartford, passed away September 27, 2016. He was born in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School in 1952. His family summered for eight decades at Old Colony Beach in Old Lyme where he had been an active member of Congregation Beth El and held two terms as President of the Synagogue. He began his career as an entrepreneur in...
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Betty Davis

September 18, 2016

Betty (Lipe) Davis, 84, died peacefully in her home in Avon on Sunday, September 18, 2016, after a courageous battle with multiple health issues. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Betty is survived by her four children, Leigh Kelliher and husband Michael, of Winchester, MA; Michael Davis of Avon, CT and fiancée Pamela Gani; Lori Shield and husband Joseph, of Avon, CT;...
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Giovanna Maggiore

June 25, 1939 - September 5, 2016

Giovanna (Tripoli) Maggiore, 77, beloved wife of the late Sebastiano Maggiore, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 5, 2016, at her home in Avon surrounded by her children, son in law, and daughter in law. Giovanna lived a full and beautiful life. Born on June 25th, 1939 in Augusta, Sicily, she was one of six children born to Sebastiano and Carmela. Giovanna learned independence at an...
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Morgan H.R. Fleming

September 16, 1941 - August 31, 2016

Morgan H.R. Fleming, 74, of Canton, beloved wife of Beth McCabe, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at home surrounded by her family and friends. Born in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late William and Helena (Collins) Walker, she was raised in NJ, lived in Maui for many years moving to Canton 35 years ago. Morgan had a multi-faceted professional career; she owned an advertising agency in Maui;...
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Louis A. Pane III

October 27, 1958 - August 28, 2016

Louis A. Pane, III, 57, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Leslie M. (Banta) Pane for 35 years, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016. He was born in Toul, France to Louis A. Pane, Jr. and Vivian (Firnhaber) Pane, of Avon. He was raised in Avon, graduating from Avon High School in 1976 where he participated in baseball and cross country. He was also involved in Simsbury American Legion Baseball and...
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Barbara Smith Davis

September 2, 1929 - August 25, 2016

Barbara Davis (née Smith) of Canton, was born in 1929, in Evanston, Illinois, the only child of Austin H. and Ruth K. Smith. She was Valedictorian of Evanston Township High School and attended Wellesley College on an academic scholarship. While studying at Wellesley she met her husband, Peter J. Davis, a student at MIT, and they were married in Evanston in 1948. Barbara and her husband...
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Joseph E. Coole

June 27, 1950 - August 15, 2016

Joseph E. Coole, 66, of Avon, passed away, Monday, August 15, 2016 at home, after an illness. Born and raised in Chester, son of the late John and Josephine (Fillipi) Coole, he graduated from Valley Regional High School. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War era. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Hamilton Standard Division of UTC in Configuration Management. Joe was an...
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Diane Marie Buescher

July 10, 1940 - August 7, 2016

Diane Marie (Chiles) Buescher, 76, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Edward Buescher, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. Diane was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Nieset) Chiles, and raised in Flat Rock, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and in 1969 she moved to Avon. An active member of the community, she participated in the Avon...
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Francine Greenstein Liftig

February 19, 1924 - July 21, 2016

Francine Greenstein Liftig, a resident of Avon for 63 years, passed away at the Avon Health Center July 21, 2016 in her 93rd year. Fran was an internationally recognized artist, an Army wife through two wars, a sharpshooter, yoga instructor, and a gifted spiritualist. She was born in New Britain in 1924 to the late Dr. Charles Greenstein and Dorothy Ziering Greenstein, and was a graduate of New...
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Timothy Richard Kovitch

October 2, 1978 - July 12, 2016

Timothy Richard Kovitch, 37, of Bristol, beloved husband of Melanie (Vickrey) Kovitch, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at his home. He was born October 2, 1978 in Bristol to Richard and Carol (Michaud) Kovitch. Tim had worked in sales most of his career, most recently with A & A Surplus in Plantsville. He had grown up in Burlington attending local schools and had a talent for...
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Rose DeSisto

July 12, 2016 - July 12, 2016

Rose (Dotta) DeSisto, 83, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Thomas P. DeSisto, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Prisco and Clementina Dotta, she was raised in the Bronx and lived in Cape Coral, Florida for sixteen years moving to Farmington two years ago. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano and accordion, and was a wonderful cook. She leaves her...
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Terry Adrion

September 10, 1925 - July 9, 2016

Terry (Sterrett) Adrion, 90, of Farmington, beloved wife of the late Harold Oler Adrion, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Dallas, Texas to Lewis and Hazel (Hardy) Sterrett, she was also raised in Texas. She and Harold were married November 12, 1953, moving to West Hartford in 1961. As a young woman, she worked as a fashion model. She leaves her son, Harold L. Adrion...
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John Gerard Bernetich

August 1, 1964 - July 6, 2016

Angels came to bring our beloved John, Johnny B, John B., Just John home to heaven this day to be welcomed by his paternal grandparents, his Oma & Opa, his Uncle John, many cousins and friends. In the arms of his Heavenly Father, he will once again become a beautiful and perfect soul, sound in mind and body. Left behind with broken hearts are his mother Evelyn O'Hagan with whom he made his home,...
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Julie-Ann Poll

May 17, 1965 - June 26, 2016

Julie-Ann (Rotondo) Poll, 51, of East Granby, beloved wife of Michael S. Poll, passed away, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Hartford, daughter of Luigi and Mary (Calcagni) Rotondo of Avon, she was raised in Avon graduating from Avon High School in 1983. She received her BS from Bryant University in 1987 and her MBA from the University of Hartford in 1995. She and her husband have lived in East...
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Marion E. Stacey

November 10, 1927 - June 20, 2016

Marion E. Stacey, 88, of Avon/Simsbury, CT passed away Monday June 20, 2016. Born in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Herbert and Edith (Stimpson) Stacey, she graduated from Belmont High School in 1945. She attended Bentley School of Accounting, received her BA with honors from Northeastern University in 1961 and her MA in 1968. She was comptroller for Codman and Shurtleff, surgical...
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Louis J. Collacchi

December 22, 1927 - June 19, 2016

Louis J. Collacchi, 88, of Avon, beloved husband of Sadie (Morton) Collacchi, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Louis was born in Chester, PA to Dominic and Albina (Lovari) Collacchi. He attended Chester High School and after graduating, enlisted in the US Navy during WWII. Like many men and women of his generation, Lou believed that serving your country in time of need was the right thing...
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William R. Corbett

March 28, 1931 - June 17, 2016

William R. Corbett, 85, of Wallingford and formerly of Avon, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Irene (Eukers) Corbett, he was raised in Hartford and lived in Avon over 36 years moving to Wallingford three years ago. Bill served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He had been an elementary school teacher in Simsbury at the Latimer Lane School...
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Shirley Cain Peterson

June 22, 1926 - June 16, 2016

Shirley (Cain) Peterson, 89, of Avon, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, daughter of the late Francis and Fern (McDougall) Cain, she graduated from Rider College, NJ. She lived in West Hartford, where she was active in Girl Scouting before moving to Avon and to the Gables in Farmington. She had been employed for many years as an administrative assistant for...
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Ralph B. Payton, Jr.

December 14, 1925 - June 16, 2016

Ralph B. Payton Jr., 90, of Avon, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, peacefully at home. Ralph was a resident of Granby for 37 years before moving to Avon, CT 2 years ago. He was born and raised in Providence, R.I and a graduate of Hope High School. An Army veteran of World War II, Ralph served in the European Theater in Rhineland and Central Europe. Following the war, he graduated from...
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Eric Charles Baier

September 4, 1993 - June 12, 2016

Eric Charles Baier, 22, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 12, 2016 due to respiratory complications from asthma. He was born on September 4, 1993, in Hartford. As a son and brother, Eric was loved for his kind and thoughtful nature, especially with the family dog, Casey, his companion and best friend. Eric was an engaged and intelligent young man, with many interests...
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Palackel Mathew

November 25, 1921 - June 9, 2016

Palackel Mathew, 95, of Unionville, beloved husband of the late Mariamma (Varghese) Mathew, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016. Born in Keekozhoor, India to Palackel and Annamma Chacko, he spent most of his life in India, living in the United States for a total of 25 years. He was the superintendent of the YMCA Boys Town facility in Madras, India, caring for 150 orphaned boys for 35 years. He...
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Josephine Cappelli Mollo

September 13, 1924 - June 9, 2016

Josephine (Cappelli) Mollo, 91, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Ernest Mollo, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in her Simsbury home on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York," Jo" was one of four children born to Peter and Antoinette (Baldassarre) Cappelli. Josephine was a tower of strength with strong values. She was a devout Roman Catholic with...
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Sam Polansky

January 28, 1925 - May 29, 2016

Sam Polansky, 91, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Meta (Bromberg) Polansky, passed away, Saturday, May 29, 2016. Born in NY, NY, son of the late Abraham and Sadie (Simmons) Polansky, he was raised there and served in the US Army during W.W. II, entering right after high school. He served in Ardennes, Central Europe, and Rhinland and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. After his...
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James C. Steuer

May 8, 1933 - May 27, 2016

James C. Steuer, 83, of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Beverly (Wormley) Steuer, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Harold and Freda (Sauer) Steuer, he was raised in Port Washington, NY. He attended MIT and received his BA from C.W. Post. Jim started a long career in advertising in NYC, then joined the Heublein Co in...
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Helen Margaret Miggins

December 26, 1921 - May 11, 2016

Helen M. (Murphy) Miggins of Farmington, beloved wife of the late John J. Miggins, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by her children and caregivers. Born in Hartford to the late Thomas and Catherine (Powell) Murphy, she was raised in East Hartford and graduated from East Hartford High School in 1939. After high school Helen began a career as an executive assistant with...
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Kelly Marie Gregory

July 15, 1982 - May 4, 2016

Kelly Marie Gregory, 33, of Simsbury, passed away tragically on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. She was born July 15, 1982 in Hartford to Thomas C. and Nancy (Marley) Gregory. A lifelong resident of Simsbury, Kelly was a savvy gardener who really understood the science of it all. She was very creative in everything she did, including jewelry design. She was an avid reader, loved music, movies and...
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Rose Michelena LaVigne

April 15, 1935 - April 29, 2016

Rose Michelena (Russo) LaVigne, 81, of Canton, passed away Friday April 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford, daughter of Angela "Nellie" (Czerniak) Russo of Avon and the late John Russo, she was raised in Hartford; lived many years in East Hartford and Windsor before moving to Canton. Rose was a devoted mother, daughter and sister. Over the last several years of her illness...
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Ronald E. Leathers

March 16, 1932 - April 26, 2016

Ronald E. Leathers, of Avon, passed away on April 26, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, surrounded by his beloved fiancée and his loving children. Ron was born on March 16, 1932, in Orrington, ME, the oldest of four children, to Elmore and Jessie (Leahy) Leathers. He is survived by his fiancée Mary MacDonald, his siblings (Paul Leathers, Sandra Thomas,...
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Allison Lauren Doyle

January 18, 2003 - April 24, 2016

Allison "Ally" Lauren Doyle, 13, of Canton, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 due to a tragic accident. Beloved daughter of Michael and Angie (Aparicio) Doyle, she was born in Hartford and lived most of her life in Canton. Ally was in the 7th grade at Canton Middle School where she was a straight A+ student and field hockey player. A competitive gymnast since she was very young, Ally is a 2015...
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Dolores B. Arute

June 25, 1929 - April 23, 2016

Dolores B. Arute, 86, of Avon, beloved wife of the late James J. Arute, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at John Dempsey Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Victor and Elizabeth (Miller) Brynga, she was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Avon and has been an Avon resident for over 60 years. Dolores was very active in Avon serving on the Board of Education and the Town...
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Ernest J. Bleau

April 23, 1937 - April 15, 2016

Ernest "Ernie" J. Bleau, Jr., 78, of Avon, CT and Rome, ME, beloved husband to Kay (Brock) Bleau for 49 years, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. He was born and raised in New Britain, CT son of the late Ernest and Anna (Mullin) Bleau and was active in the YMCA. He graduated from New Britain High School where he was a member of the Marching and Dance Bands. He attended Cheshire Academy, St....
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Charles A. Dew

December 14, 1943 - March 30, 2016

Charles A. Dew, 72, of Avon, beloved husband of Dorothy "Dee Dee" (Addis) Dew, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, following a valiant fight with brain cancer. Born in Waterbury to the late Arthur Dew, he served his country proudly in the US Navy before going on to earn his bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University. Charlie was a resident of Avon for 43 years...
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Alice V. Jobson

August 3, 1925 - March 27, 2016

Alice V. Jobson, of West Simsbury, wife of Richard S. Jobson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her home. She was born in Hartford to the late Michael and Agnes Verbonick and graduated from Bulkeley High School. She had many fond memories of growing up in Hartford, especially Saturday night dances and working at Hueblein Distillery. Alice was a resident of Simsbury for nearly 60...
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Constance Lyford Colt

July 15, 1949 - March 19, 2016

Constance Lyford Colt, 66, of Avon, died Sunday, March 20, 2016. Daughter of the late John Blackman Colt and Julia Lee Lyford Colt, she was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Norfolk, and resided in Avon for over 25 years. She graduated from The MacDuffie School for Girls, University of Connecticut, and Katharine Gibbs. Connie spent 25 years as a commercial insurance broker and was one of the...
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Alice Zacchera

June 8, 1919 - March 19, 2016

Alice (Yergin) Zacchera, 96, of Avon, beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Zacchera, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 19, 2016, at her home. Born in NYC, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Howard Yergin and Ida (Flohr) Yergin. Alice had been a statistician for the New York School for the Blind. She came to Avon in 1943, to what is now Avon Old Farms School to work and rehab blind...
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James P. Coleman

August 24, 1936 - February 28, 2016

James P. Coleman, Sr., 79 of Naples, FL and Old Lyme, CT, beloved husband of Mary K. (Sluzinski) Coleman, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016. He was born in Williamsport, PA, the son of the late R. Bernard Coleman and Frances Rose (Dickenson) Coleman. He was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School in Williamsport and received his BA degree from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. He...
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Michael J. LeBlanc

January 29, 1957 - February 27, 2016

Michael J. LeBlanc, 59, of East Granby, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. Born in Bristol, son of Leo and Irene (Leroux) LeBlanc of Burlington, he was raised in Collinsville and graduated from Canton High School in 1975. He had lived in East Granby for 29 years. Michael was an arborist and owned LeBlanc Arborists LLC in East Granby since 1992. Michael loved and respected the environment,...
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Richard S. Grossi

June 23, 1930 - February 18, 2016

Richard S. Grossi, 85, of Avon, a well loved man, and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away, Thursday, February 18, 2016, in the loving arms of his wife of 63 years, Elaine(Calkins) Grossi. Born in Hartford, son of the late Louis and Immacolatina (Cibelli) Grossi, he lived in Bloomfield, and West Simsbury prior to moving to Avon in 1984. Richard proudly served...
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Frances B. Caspar

July 6, 1935 - February 8, 2016

Frances Elizabeth Browne Caspar, 80, of Avon, died Monday February 8, 2016 surrounded by her loving family, including her husband George, and children Jennifer and Victoria and George. She lived a remarkable life and will be remembered as an intelligent, independent, funny, generous, intensely sensitive and compassionate woman. Born in the Bronx July 6, 1935, she grew up in Great Neck and...
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Irene S. Cohen

June 29, 1933 - February 8, 2016

Irene S. (Supovitz) Cohen, 82, of Delray Beach, FL and Old Lyme, CT, beloved wife for 59 years to Arthur Cohen, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, in Boston, MA, surrounded by her grateful family, after celebrating her husband's birthday. Born in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Abe and Etta (Winer) Supovitz, she raised her family in West Hartford and enjoyed the best of both worlds; spending...
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Richard J. Matt

June 18, 1929 - February 1, 2016

Richard J. Matt, of Avon, passed away, Monday, February 1, 2016. Born in Cleveland, OH, and son of the late John and Margaret Matt, he has lived in Avon and the Farmington Valley for 50 years. Raised in OH, he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, in 1952 then served during the Korean War in the US Army. During his career as an engineer,...
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Katherine Sarah Forner

July 10, 1951 - January 30, 2016

Katherine Sarah (Rees) Forner, beloved wife and mother, devoted sister, caregiver, friend and tennis partner, left this world surrounded by family on January 30, 2016. For all those whose lives Kathy touched with her wisdom and compassion, the world became a kinder, saner, more elegant place. She embodied an extraordinary combination of strength, integrity, courage, loyalty and inimitable style....
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