Our Obituaries

Anthony Louis Gomes

July 21, 1935 - January 25, 2018

NORWICH - Anthony Louis Gomes, 82, entered the arms of the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 25th at Backus Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Louis and Antonia (Ramos) Gomes on July 21, 1935. He served his country in the USAF until the time of his Honorable Discharge.Anthony, also called "Cookie", Tony, "Coach" and Papa, married his soul mate, Judith...
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Jean Gallup Carnaghan

March 11, 1931 - January 24, 2018

NORWICH - Jean Gallup Carnaghan died peacefully with family at her side while at Backus Hospital in Norwich on Wednesday, January 24, 2017. She was born in Norwich on March 11, 1931, daughter of Jacob and Victoria (Malmer) Gallup. She was employed at The Norwich Free Academy, retiring in 1991.She was married to Luason L. Carnaghan on November 14, 1953 at Christ Episcopal Church in Norwich.She...
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Richard Contino

June 18, 1941 - January 23, 2018


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Patricia P. Burgess

October 8, 1929 - January 18, 2018

Patricia Peele Burgess, 88, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Martha and son-in-law, Bob Robarge on January 18, 2018. She was the daughter of Ulysses Peele and Lillie Oden Peele. Patricia met the love of her life, Leslie I. Burgess, while attending Mitchell College. His best friend, who happened to be Pat's brother, OB, introduced them. Les predeceased her after 47 years of...
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Irene Ellen Shea

June 6, 1953 - January 14, 2018

Gales Ferry, CT - Irene Ellen Shea, age 64, of Gales Ferry, passed away on January 14, 2018 at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. She was born on June 6, 1953 in Juneau, AK to the late William and Sophie (Prokopiof) Rhymer. She married Bill Shea on October 30, 1975 in Juneau, AK. Irene was a devoted and loving mom and grandma.Besides her loving husband she is survived by a daughter Kathy...
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Maureen V. Taylor

March 26, 1936 - January 14, 2018

Maureen V. Taylor, 81, beloved wife of Kenneth E. Taylor of Norwich, Connecticut passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018. Maureen was born March 26, 1936 in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Raymond Joly and Victoria Misiewicz. Her stepfather was the late Francis Johnson. She graduated from the Saint Xavier High School in Cranston, RI. Kenneth and Maureen met at the ages of 14 and 15 and would...
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Deanna Parkhurst

March 8, 1938 - January 13, 2018

N. FRANKLIN - Deanna "Dee" Parkhurst, 79, entered eternal rest on Saturday while at her home.She was born in Norwich on March 8, 1938 to the late Raymond and Alice (St.Laurent) Parkhurst Sr. She attended the Norwich Free Academy and later found her passion as a Certified Nurse's Aide.Dee was a true "people person" and would do anything for anybody at any time. She was nurturing and loving to...
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John H. Egan

October 31, 1938 - January 13, 2018


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Lucille M. Burns

October 30, 1922 - January 10, 2018

NORWICH, CT - Lucille Metcalf Burns, 95, entered eternal rest on the evening of January 10th, 2018 at her home while surrounded by family.She was born in Norwich, Connecticut on October 30th, 1922 to the late Henry and Alice (Phillips) Metcalf. On October 11th, 1940 she married William Buckley Burns, the love of her life, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. He died on February 19th,...
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Charles LaChance

June 28, 1941 - January 8, 2018

Norwich- Charles LaChance Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018.Charlie was born, June 28, 1941 in Pittsfield, MA to the late Charles LaChance Sr. and Genevine (Clapper) LaChance. Charlie attended Dalton High School with the Class of 1959. Charlie married the love of his life, Inez (Crouch) LaChance on September 8, 1962 in Bozrah, CT. Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Navy March...
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Karen S. Blinderman

December 6, 1942 - January 7, 2018

Karen Blinderman December 6th, 1942 to January 7th, 2018Norwich-Karen Jan Silver Blinderman, also known as Bubbe to all, died on January 7th, after a courageous battle with Crohns disease which she fought with great dignity. Karen was predeceased by her parents Matilda and Louis and her brother Howard Silver. She is survived by her loving family, Jeffrey and Susan Blinderman, BJ and Steve Lee...
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Robert Fletcher

January 12, 1926 - January 5, 2018

Robert Daniel Fletcher Robert D. "Bob" Fletcher died Fri, Jan 5, 2017, in Colchester, CT, from Alzheimer's disease. He was predeceased in 2011 by Marian, his wife of 28 years. He is survived by daughters, Deborah Barry of MI and Patricia MacLaughlin of SC; five step-children, Francis Lerzo of NH, Timothy Lerzo of CT, Pamela DePizzol of FL, Robert Lerzo of GA, and Alison Nelson of CT; and...
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Irene E. Dayton

March 6, 1946 - January 5, 2018

Irene Dayton 71, of Norwich died Friday Jan.5, 2018 at Backus Hospital. She was born in Hartford March 6, 1946, daughter of the late Herbert and Madeline (Hayes) Post. She is the beloved wife of Calvin T. Dayton Jr. She was employed in quality control at the Faria Co. for many years. Besides her husband she is survived by a son and daughter in law Michael and Karen Dayton of Rocky Hill and a...
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Ronald Ethan Berk

March 24, 1937 - January 4, 2018

Norwich-Ronald Ethan Berk, age 80, of Norwich, passed away on January 4, 2018 at William W. Backus Hospital. He was born on March 24, 1937 in New Haven to the late Jack and Ann (Levett) Berk. He married Linda (Martin) Berk on June 19, 1967 at Beth Jacob Synagogue. Ronald attended Bryant College and was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He retired from owning and operating The Young Folks...
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Florence Dekoven

July 7, 1924 - January 3, 2018


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Tina R. Wilson

January 4, 1958 - December 30, 2017

Tina R. Wilson 1/4/58-12/30/17Wilson- Tina Rutah Wilson passed away peacefully in the presence of loved ones in Tampa Fl, on December 30, 2017. She was born in Norwich Ct. of January 4, 1958, the daughter of Marion G. Rucker, Jr. and Carrie E. Rucker who survives her. She graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1975 and attended Cheyney University of West Chester, Pa. Tina was employed at the...
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David M. Tongren

October 11, 1916 - December 28, 2017

Canton, GA- David M. Tongren, aged 101, formerly of Preston, CT, passed away on December 28, 2017 in Canton, GA. He was born in New Britain, CT on October 11, 1916 and was a 1935 graduate of Norwich Free Academy. He was a WWII Marine Veteran, and witnessed the raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima. He was also the long time owner of Tongren's Shoe Store, Norwich, CT. Active in Gideons...
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Robert D. Eliasson

October 29, 1925 - December 27, 2017

Robert D. Eliasson 10/29/1925-12/27/2017Eliasson- Robert D. Eliasson, 92 a long time resident of Preston, beloved husband of Shirley (Bourne) Eliasson died Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017 at Backus Hospital. Robert was born in Norwich, son of the late Carl Theodore and Freda A. (Reif) Eliasson. He was a U.S. Navy World War II Veteran and fought in the battle of Okinawa in the South Pacific where his ship...
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David McKain

December 28, 1937 - December 27, 2017

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Lucille W. Thoma

April 26, 1938 - December 22, 2017

Lucille W. Thoma passed away unexpectedly on December 22, 2017, in the arms of her husband. She was born on April 26, 1938, in Old Mystic, in a house by Whitford Brook. She later moved with her parents to a small farm on Wolf Neck Road, and in 1947, to a larger farm in Preston. She attended Old Mystic and Preston primary schools, then Norwich Free Academy. She graduated from NFA in 1956, with...
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Doris W. Dickinson

May 12, 1917 - December 22, 2017

Norwich-Doris Wilson Dickinson, age 100, of Norwich, died December 22, 2017 at Harrington Court in Colchester. She was born in Worcester, Mass. May 12, 1917. Her mother was Elizabeth Jane Ward Wilson, her father was Frederick George James Wilson. The family moved to Newington when she was about five years old and she went to the Newington schools. She graduated from New Britain High School. ...
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Vera Wiberg

August 16, 1938 - December 17, 2017

Uncasville, CT-Vera R. Wiberg of Uncasville, CT lost her battle to pancreatic cancer on 12-17-17 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. She was 79 years old.Vera was born in 1938 in the area of Mogilev District of Belarus in the Soviet Union to Leonid and Maria Repnin, who predeceased her. Vera came to the port of New York with her family in 1955 and resettled in New Haven, CT. She...
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Darlene Elizabeth Mayotte

August 11, 1962 - December 16, 2017

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Gladys Davis

October 1, 1922 - December 11, 2017

NORWICH - Gladys R. Davis, 95, died at L & M Hospital in New London on Monday, Dec. 11th, 2017.She was born on October 1, 1922 in Bozrah to the late Eugene and Gladys (Abel) Darling. On May 17, 1951 she married Franklin McGrath who predeceased her in 2003. She was remarried on July 21, 2010 to Ralph Davis who survives her.Gladys was a volunteer for R.S.V.P. for 30 years and active in the...
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Barry Christianson

February 3, 1943 - December 10, 2017

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Marguerite Victoria Greene

February 26, 1921 - December 7, 2017

WILLIMANTIC - Marguerite Victoria (Noel) Greene, 96, passed away on Thursday, December 7th at Apple Rehab. And Healthcare in Watch Hill, RI. Marguerite was born on February 26, 1921 in Willimantic to the late Alfred H. Noel and MaryAnn Larrow Noel. On June 15, 1940 she was married to her beloved husband, the late Ronald R. Greene Sr. Marguerite owned and operated a real estate business in...
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Samantha L. Shumway

December 5, 1959 - December 6, 2017

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Jonathan Francis Smith

August 23, 1983 - December 6, 2017

Jonathan F. Smith, 34, of Oakdale, CT passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 6th. He was born on August 23rd at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT. Jonathan was the son of Susan Smith of North Stonington, CT and John Smith Jr. of Oakdale, CT who survive him.Jonathan was a graduate of Montville High School. His passion and joy during those years were racing his mountain bikes throughout...
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Ursula J. BARTON

August 22, 1926 - December 6, 2017

Moosup-Ursula J. Barton, age 91, of Moosup, formerly of Florida, passed away on December 6, 2017 at Davis Place Nursing Home in Danielson. She was born in Bremen, Germany on October 22, 1926 to the late Magnus and Elsie (Hilje) Janssen. She married her late husband Ernest Barton on October 22, 1949.She is survived by a son Wesley Barton and his wife Denise of Franklin, NC and a daughter...
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Irene Ensley

May 25, 1926 - December 5, 2017

Irene McCoy Ensley passed away December 5, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born to the late Ferd McCoy and Nell (Butcher) McCoy in Matewan, West Virginia on May 25, 1926, growing up as a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia. Irene married John W. Ensley in Richmond, Indiana on November 14, 1952, and together lived all over the country, from Florida to California, eventually settling in West...
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Frederick Kauppinen

August 7, 1953 - November 28, 2017

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Columbus Owens

December 9, 1930 - November 27, 2017

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Columbus Owens

December 9, 1930 - November 27, 2017

Columbus Owens of Norwich, CT, affectionately known as "Pops," was born on December 9th, 1930 in Polk City, Florida. He was one of 5 children born to Fred Owens and Rebecca Green. He had two sisters, one older, Louise, and one younger, Lillie, and two younger brothers, Simon and Jerry. A hard worker and family man, Columbus married at an early age and began to raise a family in Florida. He...
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Carlos M. Gonzales

June 30, 1935 - November 23, 2017

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Richard A. Nadeau

March 2, 1949 - November 22, 2017

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Jane S. Levine

June 28, 1952 - November 22, 2017

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James Edward Sullivan

June 17, 1935 - November 20, 2017

James E. SullivanJames E. Sullivan, 82, of Westerly passed into eternal life on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 surrounded by his family. Jim was the son of the late Edward and Mildred (Breting) Sullivan. He is survived by his brother William Sullivan and his brother's wife Marilyn and predeceased by his sister Elaine (Sullivan) Brown. He is survived by his first wife, Genevieve (Kutniewski) Sullivan, and...
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Amy Eichelberg

March 6, 1928 - November 16, 2017

Amy Esther (Crouch) Eichelberg, 89, of Ledyard, passed away at Fairview in Groton, November16, 2017. Amy was born March 6, 1928 to Stephen James Crouch and Phebe Jane (Prosser)Crouch of Ledyard. Amy married John Alfred Eichelberg on July 4, 1952 and was married for 59years until his death in 2011.In addition to caring for her family, Amy loved gardening and grew many vegetables andbeautiful...
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Dennis R. Avery

August 16, 1959 - November 15, 2017

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Faith Evangeline Johnson

May 2, 1928 - November 13, 2017

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Mark Ropi

May 29, 1948 - November 10, 2017

NEW LONDON - Mark S. Ropi, 69, died peacefully at L & M Hospital on Friday, November 10th, 2017.Mark was born in Framingham, MA on May 29, 1948 to the late Stavre and Elizabeth (Thomas) Ropi. After completing high school, Mark went into the food service and restaurant business becoming a Chef. On Sept 21, 1969 he married his beloved wife Phyllis (Dogil) at St. Mary's Church, Uxbridge, MA. She...
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Samuel Quintana TORRES

July 1, 1930 - November 3, 2017

Groton-Samuel Quintana Torres, age 87, of Groton passed away on November 3, 2017 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. He was born on July 1, 1930 in Carolina, Puerto Rico to the late Francisco and Julia (Quintana) Torres. Samuel worked as a Yellow Cab Driver in New York City. He was a member of the Mansion of Light in Norwich, and volunteered for the Centro de la Communidad in New...
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Claire A. Proiette

April 30, 1944 - November 2, 2017

Claire (Falato) Proiette , 73, wife of the late Richard Proiette, passed away on November 2, 2017 at Mystic Healthcare. She was born April 30, 1944 in New Haven to the late Salvatore and Clara Falato. She is survived by her sister JoAnn Falato of Hamden, her son Christopher Proiette and his wife Jennifer of Norwich, daughter Melanie Dunphy and her husband of Chaplin. Grandmother of Anna, Talia,...
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Charlotte Waterman

March 19, 1926 - October 25, 2017

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Jean Kempesta

February 4, 1936 - October 23, 2017

Baltic- Jean Patricia (Moody) Kempesta, 81, of Plain Hill Rd., passed away October 23, 2017 at the William W. Backus Hospital.Jean was born February 4, 1936 in Waltham, MA, the daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Bowen) Moody.She married Stanley Kempesta November 26, 1955 at St. Joseph Church in Norwich. He survives her.Jean was an avid NASCAR and UCONN women's basketball fan. She loved to...
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JoAnne Peikes

April 30, 1963 - October 13, 2017

Peikes- JoAnne Peikes 54, of Waterford died unexpectedly Friday Oct. 13, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of David Peikes. JoAnne was born in Norwich, daughter of Robert and Janice Couture. She was a longtime employee of Electric Boat. She loved to read and travel, and loved animals especially her two cats Harley and Bunny. Besides her husband and her parents she is survived by her...
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Gary Bruce Patterson

March 4, 1952 - October 13, 2017

Gary B Patterson, age 65, of Griswold, passed away at Backus Hospital on October 13,2017. He was the loving husband of Linda and father of Benjamin.Gary was born on March 4, 1952 in Middletown Connecticut, the son of Kenneth and Elsie Patterson. After graduating from Vinal Tech, he enlisted in the US Navy, proudly serving on the USS Greenling. He recounted experiences from his service on a daily...
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Marian Morse

April 19, 1930 - October 5, 2017

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Margery Morse

January 24, 1924 - September 25, 2017

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John D. Hanniford

June 14, 1929 - September 23, 2017

John D. Hanniford UncasvilleJohn David Hanniford, 88, formerly of Uncasville, CT died peacefully on Sept. 23, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Colchester, CT. He was the devoted husband of maritime artist Sultana (Issideridy) Hanniford who predeceased him. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, he was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Kennedy) Hanniford. At age 16, John joined the Merchant Marines and sailed...
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John Joseph Foley

April 12, 1930 - September 21, 2017

John Joseph Foley April 12th, 1930 - September 21st, 2017 John Joseph Foley, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 21st at W.W. Backus Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Norwich, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. John is survived by his wife, Anita L. (Smith) Foley; his children, John K. Foley, Joan E. (Foley) Brennan and her husband John W. Brennan, and Edward M. and Gabi Foley; his...
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Harriet Estelle LaVarge

September 9, 1919 - September 20, 2017

Norwich- Harriet Estelle (Ricker) LaVarge, 98, passed away peacefully September 20, 2017 at her home.Harriet was born September 9, 1919 in Norwich, the daughter of the late Carlos A. and Florence T. (Thacher) Ricker.She was united in marriage to the late Charles Bernard LaVarge April 19, 1939 in Kittery, Maine. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage together.Harriet was a 1938 graduate of the WW...
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Richard R. Allard

November 17, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Norwich- Richard R. Allard Sr., age 85, passed away on September 19, 2017 at his home in Norwich. He was born on November 17, 1931 in Southbridge, MA to the late Rene and Florence (Bouchard) Allard. He married his loving wife Virginia (White) Allard on October 4, 1957. She predeceased him.Richard was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from Electric Boat as a supervisor...
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Barbara E. Lane

June 15, 1943 - September 14, 2017

Barbara E. (Wodja) Lane, 74, wife of the late Ronald P. Lane of Norwich, died peacefully Thursday evening at home surrounded by her family. Born in Yonkers, NY on June 15, 1943, she was the daughter of the Late Anthony and Loretta (Lowery) Wodja. She dedicated her life to the care of others as a mental health professional at Norwich State Hospital in Preston, CT. During the course of her...
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Thomas Joseph Clark

August 19, 1967 - September 10, 2017

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Thomas Barrie

June 5, 1932 - September 6, 2017

Thomas (Red) Barrie passed away surrounded by the love of family and friends in New London, CT on September 6, 2017 at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer. Tom is survived by his three daughters and their spouses- Linda and Alexander Biloni of Columbus, MS; Sherree and Dan Wolfgang of Hebron, CT, and Stacy Barrie of New London, CT. He is also survived by one grandson, Patrick Wolfgang...
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Ellen Lane Davis

July 17, 1942 - September 5, 2017

Ellen Chappell Davis of Oakdale, Connecticut passed away on September 5, 2017 at Backus Hospital after a long illness. She was born July 17, 1942 and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Chappell of Oakdale, Connecticut. Ellen retired at the age of 73 from Mystic Manor. Ellen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved listening to Kris Kristofferson, watching...
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Robert Alexander Bassett

August 28, 1956 - September 5, 2017

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Claire Jean Nasso

November 10, 1945 - August 29, 2017

Norwich- Claire (Cerutti) Nasso, of Watson Dr., passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Bridebrook in Niantic.Claire was born November 10, 1945 in Astoria, New York, the daughter of the late Joseph and Simone (Lassauze) Cerutti.She married the late Frank Nasso August 4, 1966 in Hawaii. He passed away March 26, 2013.Claire had been employed as a cafeteria manager at the Greeneville School. She...
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Jeane Swatzburg

October 20, 1943 - August 26, 2017

E. LYME - Jeane Swatzburg Well let me tell you! I had an amazing time while I was here on Earth. Sadly there were other plans for me and I had to leave my physical form at Yale New Haven Hospital, at age 73 on August 26, 2017. It all started on October 20, 1943, when my father and mother, Jeremiah and Eva Andryauskas Haggerty welcomed me into the world at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT. I lived...
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Dorothy J. Boone

October 16, 1941 - August 15, 2017

SISTER DOROTHY J. BOONE Sister Dorothy J. Boone, of Norwich, CT passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.Dorothy was born on October 16, 1941 to the parents of Lewassa Beasley and Willie Jefferson McAlister in Egypt, Mississippi. Dorothy also had a special love for her Aunt Macie and Grandmother Carrie McAlister who raised her from about...
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Linwood Everett Watrous

May 25, 1929 - August 15, 2017

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Nancy Teresa Tashash

September 4, 1931 - August 10, 2017

NORWICH - Nancy T. Tashash, 85, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday August 10th.She was born on Sept. 4th, 1931 in N. Bergen, NJ to the late Joseph and Julia (Simon) Thaller. On Nov. 24th, 1951 she married her beloved husband Louis Tashash in New London, CT. He predeceased her.Nancy was a self-employed seamstress and enjoyed crafting, traveling and camping with her...
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Edward C. Wiberg

April 7, 1935 - August 9, 2017

Uncasville-Edward Wiberg Sr., 82, lost his battle with congestive heart failure at his home peacefully on August 9, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born April 7, 1935 in Ansonia, CT to the late Hilding and Helen Wiberg. He is survived by his loving wife Vera of 60 years.Edward was an educator for the Town of Montville for 37 years and a veteran of the Korean War...
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Eugene D. Lufkin

June 7, 1939 - August 6, 2017

NORWICH- Eugene D. Lufkin, 78, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 6th.Gene was born in Deer Isle, Maine on June 7th, 1939 to the late George and Lela (Bryant) Lufkin. He worked at Electric Boat first as a Driller, then a Drilling Supervisor until his retirement after 38 years. In 1965 he married his beloved wife, Eleanor (Hutchinson) in Montville. She...
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James Thomas Trueman

August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017

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Richard L. Proiette

April 20, 1944 - July 31, 2017

Richard Proiette, 73, husband of Claire Proiette, passed away on July 31, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born April 20, 1944 in New Haven to Mario and Mary Proiette. He is survived by his son Christopher Proiette and his wife Jennifer of Norwich, Melanie Dunphy and her husband Brian of Chaplin. Grandfather of Anna, Talia, Sarah and Ben. Brother of Mario Proiette Jr. of East Haven and...
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Jodie Ellen STEWART

November 19, 1964 - July 30, 2017

JODIE E. (GORIN) STEWART 1964 - 2017 IDAHO SPRINGS, CO - Jodie Ellen Stewart's life was cut short unexpectedly as the result of a tragic automobile accident on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Russell Stewart and the adoring mother of Tommy Dean Stewart; the treasured daughter of Lester Gorin and Francine Gorin; the loving sister of Glen Gorin and Wendy Gorin Ladd. Jodie...
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Donald Durand

May 11, 1955 - July 29, 2017

Norwich-Donald Durand (Pop), age 62, of Norwich, passed away at his home on July 29, 2017. He was born in Pawtucket, RI on May 11, 1955 to the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Durand. He married Kathryn (Suplicki) Durand on September 11, 1992 in Bucksport, ME.Pop described himself as a "history buff, father, husband, wild poodle wrangler, and reader of things called books." He enjoyed his...
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David Matthew Todd

October 5, 1949 - July 25, 2017

David Matthew Todd Jr., 67, passed away peacefully, Tuesday July 25th, 2017 at his home, his wife Jo-Ann of 46 years by his side. David was born on October 5th, 1949 to the late David Matthew Todd Sr. and Anne Potter Todd. Before he came to Connecticut, Dave was graduate from the Williamsport Area High School, class of 1967 before he later joined the Coast Guard in service of his country. He will...
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Aubrey Michelle Bravar Fauquet

July 20, 2017

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Herman R. Weingart

July 24, 1934 - July 17, 2017

N. FRANKLIN - Herman R. Weingart Jr, 82, died peacefully at Backus Hospital in Norwich on July 17th, 2017 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Patricia; his children Richard H., Louis (Maria L.) Thomas (Deborah), Maria P. (John), Janet (Donald), Sandra, Stanley, Calvin (Sharon), Robert (Veronica), Christopher (Pamela); his grandchildren James Louis (Raechel), Edward (Jillian),...
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Ronald Duane LaBonte

October 24, 1949 - July 13, 2017

Ronald (Ron) D. LaBonte, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Ron was born on October 24, 1949, son of the late Lucille Hadam and Bill Karns. Ron is survived by his life partner of 35 years, David Pascua. Ron was a life-long resident of Norwich, and graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1967. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University and...
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Caroline Margaret Telgarsky

September 4, 1930 - July 10, 2017

Caroline Margaret Telgarsky 9/4/1930-7/10/2017 LisbonTelgarsky- Caroline Margaret (Cummings) Telgarsky of Lisbon Ct. and Palm Coast Florida, passed away July 10, 2017 in Palm Coast Florida with her husband by her side. She was born Sept. 4, 1930 in Port Chester NY, to James and Caroline (Watson) Cummings of Norwich. Raised in Norwich Ct., Caroline attended Norwich Schools and Norwich Free Academy...
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Carrie Valentine

April 19, 1928 - July 4, 2017

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Milton O. Clark

December 16, 1920 - June 30, 2017

Dr. Milton O. Clark died peacefully in his home in Seattle, Washington, on June 30, 2017, at the age of 96.He grew up during the Great Depression in Norwich, Connecticut, with two brothers and a sister. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy, Fordham University with a B.S. in pharmacy, and the University of Buffalo Medical Dental College with a degree in Dentistry. He served in the Coast Guard,...
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David Martin Goldstein

February 2, 1929 - June 30, 2017

Bella Vista, AR- David Martin Goldstein, 88, of Brittany Lane, formerly of Norwich, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at his home.David was born February 2, 1929 in Norwich, the son of the late Abraham and Kate (Soloman) Goldstein. He had served in the United States Army and was a member of the Bella Vista American Legion and of the VFW.He had worked as a mechanical contractor and was the co...
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John W. GILMORE

July 21, 1928 - June 29, 2017

N. HOLLYWOOD, CA - John W. Gilmore, also known as "J.A.K." died peacefully on June 29th at Astoria Nursing Home and Rehab in Sylmar, CA.He was born in Norwich, CT on July 21, 1928 to the late Ray D. and Trena (Krumbholz) Gilmore. He was the brother of the late Donald Gilmore of Savannah, GA, James Gilmore of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and Russell Gilmore of East Greenwich, RI.John was a member of...
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Geraldine Brown

January 17, 1941 - June 29, 2017

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Kenneth Holt

April 20, 1945 - June 28, 2017

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Michael Curtis Harnage

June 13, 1968 - June 27, 2017

Preston- Michael Curtis "Curt" Harnage, 49, Brickyard Rd, passed away June 27, 2017 at the Hartford Hospital.Curt was born June 13, 1968 in Austin, TX, the son of Fredrick P. Harnage and Joan Marie Tomes (Capallo). In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son Michael Harnage Jr., James and John Harnage, brothers Dawayn, Michael and Ben Tomes, James and John Harnage, sister Sherry Tomes,...
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Gloria R. Luth

May 8, 1930 - June 27, 2017

Gloria Raynes Luth Obituary Uncasville - Gloria Raynes Luth, 87, of Uncasville, joined her husband, Janus Stanley Luth, over the rainbow bridge on June 27, 2017, at Backus Hospital, after suffering a stroke on June 20, 2017.Gloria was also predeceased by her parents, Everett J. and Hazel (Passmore) Raynes; siblings, Everett, Myrton, Lawrence and Florence; sister-in-law, Shirley Raynes; and...
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Michelle Satryb

August 29, 1959 - June 25, 2017

NORWICH - Michelle Satryb, 57, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday at her home.Michelle was born in Groton on Aug. 29th, 1959 to Albert Satrby and Doris Penn. She was guided through life by her mother along with her step father Malcolm Penn, all of whom have predeceased her. She graduated from NFA in 1977. She worked as a waitress throughout her life making many friends and devoted...
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Olive J. Buddington

June 11, 1925 - June 15, 2017

NORWICH - Olive J. Buddington June 11, 1925 - June 15, 2017I died on Thursday. I wasn't ready to go; but I didn't have any choice. I've had the most wonderful life - the only child of Viola and William Buddington - born on Eighth Street in the Buddington home. We've lived there since the 1890's. The house was built in 1840.After graduating Willimantic State Teacher College (now Eastern), I...
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Eleanor Foley

October 12, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Norwich- Eleanor Grace Foley, 90, of Scotland Rd., passed away June 13, 2017 at home with her family by her side.Eleanor was born October 12, 1926 in Norwich, the daughter of the late Earl and May (Tolson) Blonshine.She was a 1944 graduate of Norwich Free Academy.She married James F. Foley September 4, 1948 at St. Patricks Cathedral in Norwich. He survives her.She was employed with the State of...
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Eleanor Grace Norman

October 23, 1919 - June 12, 2017

GALES FERRY - Eleanor G. Norman, 97, died peacefully at L&M Hospital in New London on Tuesday.She was born in Groton on Oct. 23, 1919 to the late Thomas and Stella Henderson Sr. Eleanor became a Gales Ferry resident where she remained throughout her life. Out of high school she married her first husband, Robert E. Holt who died aboard a submarine in 1942. Eleanor again married in 1945 to...
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Joseph Norman Boisvert

January 25, 1936 - June 4, 2017

Boisvert- J. Norman Boisvert 81, of Norwich died Sunday June 4, 2017 at his home. He was born in Willimantic son of the late Rosaire and Gabrielle (Theriault) Boisvert. He graduated from Windham Tech as an electrician. Norman served 5 years in the United States Marines. He was employed at Thermos until its closure, then was employed for the State of Connecticut in the state hospital division, as...
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Laverne M. Key

March 19, 1947 - June 1, 2017

Norwich-Laverne M. Key, age 70, of Norwich passed away on June 1, 2017 at William W. Backus Hospital. She was born on March 19, 1947 in Franklin, North Carolina to the late Homer and Lela (Hedden) Stiwinter. She married her husband Lon Key on November 18, 1972 in Gales Ferry. He survives her.Besides her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter Crystal Key of Stonington, a daughter...
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Leola LaRochelle

June 8, 1921 - May 29, 2017

NORWICH - Leola LaRochelle, 95, formerly of Norwich, died on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Bay Path Nursing Home in Duxbury, MA.She was born in Willimantic, CT on June 8th, 1921 to Phillip and Edith (Murphy) Olney, and was a loving daughter to them and her step-father, Asa B. Knight.Leola worked for many years at the former Norwich State Hospital, then at the Naval Commissioned Officers Club in 1988 as...
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Denise J. Garrison

February 7, 1950 - May 28, 2017

BOZRAH - Denise Jacinthe Garrison,67, died peacefully at her home on Sunday after her courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Canada on Feb 7, 1950 and raised by her parents, Jean Charles and Marguerite (Theriault) Caron and brought to the US as a young girl.Denise began her profession in nursing at the age of seventeen evolving to grow to become a top Registered Nurse in the dialysis field...
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Charles Benoit

February 15, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Church & Allen Funeral Service, Norwich, CT.Services are private at the convenience of the family.You may leave a condolence or share a memory online at this time which will remain online after the completed obituary is posted.
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Dwight Averill Hyde

May 12, 1941 - May 19, 2017

Dwight Averill Hyde 5/12/1941-5/19/2017 BalticDwight Averill Hyde passed away suddenly due to injuries he sustained in a fall at home on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Dwight was the son of Walter Hyde and Esther Hyde (Frink) of Jewett City, CT who predeceased him. He leaves his wife Carol Hyde (Allen), and two sons Frederick Hyde, of Baltic, and Edward Hyde along with grandchildren Andrew, Leila, and...
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Diane Marie Houchins

January 28, 1968 - May 13, 2017

Diane Houchins, 49, of Taftville, passed away unexpectedly on May 13th. She was born on January 28, 1968 the daughter of Charles Houchins Sr. and the late Lorraine Houchins (Patenaude). Along with her father, she is also survived by her daughter Chelsea of Sterling. One brother, Charles Jr. of Norwich. Her niece Melynda of Pomfret, and her great niece and nephew. Diane was an avid fisher and...
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Barbara Weishaus Rubenstein

July 3, 1920 - May 9, 2017

BARBARA WEISHAUS RUBENSTEIN, Age 96 in Bridgeport on May 9, 2017.Predeceased by BENNETT RUBENSTEIN, beloved husband of 57 years, parents HARRYWEISHAUS and LENA RAND WEISHAUS, and brothers SAMUEL WEISHAUS and URIANWEISHAUS.Survived by her devoted children CAROL MARTIN and spouse PETER MARTIN, ofSeattle, WA, JANET LUKE and spouse RICHARD LUKE of Los Angeles, CA, ARLENERUBENSTEIN of Seattle, WA, and...
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Florence Josephine Benson

May 2, 1921 - May 5, 2017

NORWICH - Florence (Osowski) Benson, 96, passed peacefully home to the Lord on May 5, 2017 at Apple Rehab Center in Colchester.Florence was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She brought joy and laughter wherever she went and loved being with people. She had a strong faith which brought her through the difficult times. She always had a funny story to share and usually it was...
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David Brouillette

May 9, 1961 - May 4, 2017

Services are private at the convenience of the family. You may share a memory or send a condolence to David's family.Arrangements under the direction of Church & Allen Funeral Service, Norwich, CT.
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Beulah Hamelin

December 2, 1916 - May 3, 2017

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Wendy Robin Conover

July 25, 1962 - April 29, 2017

Wendy Robin Conover, 54 of Norwich Ct. died unexpectedly, but peacefully at home on April 29, 2017. She leaves behind a large, loving family. She is survived by her Mother and Father Beverly and Robert Conover, her sister Jody Brown and her husband Heath Brown, her brothers Dana Conover, Kevin Conover and his wife Cadie, Brian Conover and his wife Gina. She also leaves behind a niece and many...
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Cleatus Rickey Jeffcoat

March 9, 1952 - April 27, 2017

LEDYARD - Cleatus "Rick" Jeffcoat, 65, died unexpectedly at L&M Hospital on April 27th.He was born in Lockney Texas to Cleatus and Maxine (Fulfer) Jeffcoat, and was predeceased by his father.Rick joined the US Navy where he proudly served until his retirement in 2008. During his career he served aboard the USS Augusta SSN-710, USS Boston SSN-703 and the USS O'Kane DDG-77 earning several Navy...
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Winifred L. Dick

December 1, 1929 - April 18, 2017

Winifred L. Dick 12/1/29-4/18/17 NorwichDick- Winifred L. Dick 88 of Norwich died peacefully April 18, 2017 at Backus Hospital. She was the widow of Rudy Dick. She was born in Norwich and was employed for many years at Uncas on the Thames as a nurse, until her retirement. She was very active with her love of gardening, flowers, and her pets. She is survived by a son Jeffrey Dick of Norwich....
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