Our Obituaries

Madisen S. Keith

April 21, 1998 - January 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Madisen Shea Keith announces her passing, on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the age of 19 years old. Maddy will be lovingly remembered by her Mother, Jill, her father, Greg, her brothers, Tyler and Evan, and her sister, Carsen. A Funeral Service in memory of Maddy will be held on Saturday, January 27, at 10 AM, at the Preston City Congregational Church,...
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June Christina Martin

June 22, 1933 - January 21, 2018

NORWICH - June C. Martin, 84, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sunday.She was born in Griswold, CT on June 22, 1933 to the late Adelard and Maria (Violet) Dupont.June became the Office Manager for the Norwich Pediatric Group at its inception in Norwich. She was proud of her accomplishments there. She was also an incredible cook and enjoyed cooking for large gatherings. June...
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Craig William Babcock

December 7, 1964 - January 14, 2018

Craig William Babcock, 53, of Lisbon, CT, and New Shoreham, RI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Craig was born on December 7, 1964 in Norwich, CT. He graduated from the Norwich Technical School in 1983, and Maine Maritime Academy in 1989. Craig then proudly served as a Merchant Marine for 26 years, a career that allowed him to travel the world. As a mariner, he sailed the...
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Ronald L. Leljedal

February 27, 1943 - January 8, 2018

Yantic- Ronald L. Leljedal, 74, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 after a long illness. He was born February 27, 1943 in New Albany, Pennsylvania. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Carol, one daughter Donna Scavoni of Manchester, CT, 2 step brothers Edward and David Slocum of Sayre, PA, 1 son in law Mr. and Mrs. Dominic and Chrissy Scavoni of Jewett City CT, 2 precious grandsons...
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Anne Patricia Bibeau

December 6, 1945 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Phyllis S. Alice

May 29, 1930 - January 6, 2018

Phyllis S. "Stasia" Alice passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Fairview Nursing Home in Groton, CT. She was also known to many acquaintances as "Stella". Born in Norwich, CT on May 29, 1930, she was the youngest daughter of the late Lawrence and Aleksandra (Wozniak) Plawik. She worked for many years at SNET taking a break in the 1970's to work in family...
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Barbara Martinelli

August 17, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Norwich- Barbara J. (Luty) Martinelli, passed away January 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham after a long battle with kidney and Parkinson's disease.Barbara was born August 17, 1945 in West Hartford, CT to Sophie R. Luty. She was a 1964 graduate of Norwich Free Academy. She married Robert Martinelli June 20, 1970 at St. Mary's Church in Norwich.She was a devout Catholic, and...
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James David Sawyer

May 18, 1920 - January 2, 2018

Norwich - Dr. James David "Dave" Sawyer, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. He was born on May 18, 1920, the son of the late Clarence and Mae (Sargent) Sawyer, in St. Albans, Vt. He was predeceased by his wife, Chrissoula Phillips Sawyer (2013), and his wife Sally Rome Sawyer (1962).In St. Albans, Dave attended St. Mary's Grammar and High School, graduating in 1938. Dave...
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Eleanor Dubicki

March 27, 1921 - January 1, 2018

Norwich-Eleanor Dubicki 3/27/1921-1/1/2018- Born in Nalibolki, Poland. Daughter of the late Justin and Anna Byczkiewicz. She was married to Chester Dubicki on July 16, 1941. She came to the United States with her family in 1949 after World War II.She was an accomplished seamstress and worked for the former Majestic Pants Factory and the John Meyer Company. She retired in 1983. After retiring...
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Helene Adamec

February 20, 1932 - December 21, 2017

NORWICH - Helene Adamec, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday at her home after a long illness.She was born in Norwich on Feb. 20, 1932. Later, she married her beloved husband Richard Adamec Sr who predeceased her.Helene worked for many years as an Inspector for the former Thermos Co and in Housekeeping at Backus Hospital but her primary concern and passion was caring for her...
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Steven James Devost

October 1, 1986 - December 15, 2017

Baltic -Steven James Devost Sr., also known as "Biggs", died on Friday Dec. 15th at the age of 31.He was born in Middletown, CT on Oct 1, 1986 to Robert D.Devost Sr and Patricia Ann (Moore) Anderson.Steven was a hardworking man who was a loving, devoted and dedicated son and father to his mom and his children. His family was always put first and included weekly Sunday dinners at his house. ...
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Thelma A. Perra

August 23, 1933 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Stephen A. Jacobik

April 21, 1933 - December 10, 2017

LISBON - Stephen A. Jacobik Sr, 84, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday.Steve was born in Norwich, CT on April 21, 1933 to the late Joseph and Stella (Urewicz) Jacobik. He was united in marriage to Pauline (Boileau) on May 1, 1976 in Taftville, CT. She survives him along with several family members.Calling hours are Saturday, Dec 16th from 1-3pm at Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Av.,...
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Rose Aimee Mainville

March 15, 1921 - December 7, 2017

Norwichtown- Rose Aimee Bernier Mainville, 96, passed away December 7th, 2017.She was born in Cap St. Ignace, Quebec, Canada. Rose was the thirteenth of fourteen children born to Imelda Rousseau Bernier and Patrick Bernier. Her family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Plainfield, CT. On Nov. 24th, 1948 she married Herman A. Mainville at St. John's Church, Plainfield, who died on March 16th...
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Teresa Schulz

August 26, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Schulz- Teresa A. Schulz, 84, of Preston died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at home with family after her second courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Colchester, VT on August 26, 1933, daughter of the late Harold and Anita (Croteau) Teague. She married Theodore O. Schulz Sr. on July 12, 1952. She worked as a librarian at the Otis Library and at St. Bernard High and then was employed as a rural...
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Rosemarie A. Costick

February 1, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Rosemarie Augusta Costick of Norwich passed away on December 7, 2017 due to complications from an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 1, 1927 to the late Frederick G. and Pauline E. (Reif) Harman. A 1944 graduate of Brooklyn's Grover Cleveland High School, she also received an associate degree from Mohegan Community College in 1988 at age 61. Rose...
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Bridie T. McGuire

January 15, 1938 - December 4, 2017

LISBON - Bridie (O'Sullivan) McGuire, 79, died at her home on Monday with her husband at her side.She was born on Jan 15, 1938 in County Kerry, Ireland. On October 1, 1965 she married her beloved husband John who survives her. Together they had a daughter, Bridget McGuire who passed away in 2015. She owned and operated a laundromat on North St in Norwich for years but her family was her life...
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Ernest Babbitt

July 17, 1925 - November 30, 2017

Ernest P. Babbitt, better known as "Gus", passed away early Thursday morning November 30th, with his loving wife by his bedside. Gus was born in Occum, on July 17th 1925 the son of Albert Z. and Marseline (Godaire) Babbitt. Gus was a longtime resident of Norwich CT., however the last 4 years were spent at Colonial Health and Rehab in Plainfield, CT. Gus entered the U.S. Navy for two years in 1942...
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Paula Tedesco

March 24, 1951 - November 27, 2017

Paula M. Tedesco, 66, of Norwich, passed away Monday, November 27th 2017. She was born to the late Frank V. and Sonia Tedesco on March 24th, 1951. Paula graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1969, and spent the next thirty years working with the mentally challenged at Seaside Regional Center in Waterford, Connecticut. She described them as being the happiest days of her life. She loved the beach...
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Anne Girard

October 10, 1951 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Sophie M. Dvorak

February 2, 1921 - November 16, 2017

Niantic- Sophie M. Dvorak, 96, passed away November 16, 2017 at her home at Crescent Point.Sophie was born February 2, 1921 in Meriden, the daughter of the late Stephen and Sophie Renkiewicz.She married the late Frank. C. Dvorak June 29, 1940 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Norwich and enjoyed 66 years of marriage before he passed away January 6, 2006.After 20 years of raising a family as a...
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Karoly Okolicsanyi

July 22, 1945 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Theresa A. Alferi

May 7, 1924 - November 14, 2017

Theresa A. Pasqualini Alferi, 93, of Colchester, CT passed away on November 14th with her loving family at her side. Born in Norwich on May 7, 1924 to the late Frank and Christina Pasquilini, she was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy 1943. She married her husband, the late Salvatore Alferi in 1946 and they enjoyed the next 62 years together. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother,...
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Billy Joe Potter

April 19, 1969 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Harold F. Mahoney

December 17, 1913 - November 5, 2017

WINDHAM - Harold Francis Mahoney "Hank", 103, died on Sunday, Nov. 5th, at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham.Harold was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Franklin, the son of Jeremiah J. and Carrie H. (Ladd) Mahoney. He married Alice Wierzbinski on Jan. 15, 1940, and they celebrated 72 yrs. of marriage before Alice's death on April 2, 2012.Harold was a 1932 graduate of Norwich Free Academy, where he was...
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Antoinette Gwiazdowski

January 9, 1918 - October 29, 2017

Obituary for Antoinette GwiazdowskiNiantic - Antoinette "Toni" Gwiazdowski, 99, a long-time resident of Norwich, died peacefully with family at her side at Fairview Odd Fellows Home in Groton on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Toni was pre-deceased by her cherished husband of 50 years, Attorney Leo M. Gwiazdowski. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Aunt. Antoinette was born...
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Denise Marie Roberts

May 5, 1958 - October 28, 2017

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Paul Francis Brulotte

October 11, 1942 - October 26, 2017

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Brandon Matthew Uzialko

January 2, 1992 - October 24, 2017

Norwich-Brandon Mathew Uzialko, age 25, of Norwich, passed away on October 24, 2017. He was born in Norwich to Denise (Gauvin) Carpenter and Brian Uzialko on January 2, 1992.Besides his loving parents, Brandon is survived by his children Louis, Brody, and Karter Uzialko, his sister Kierra Coffey of Norwich, his brother Garvin Morales, currently serving in Afghanistan, and grandparents Jacques...
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Lucy Cilley

June 26, 1931 - October 18, 2017

NORWICH - Lucy A. (Bullard) Cilley, 86, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Backus Hospital.She was born in Norwich on June 26, 1931 to the late Roger and Ida (Leffingwell) Bullard. After completing high school, Lucy pursued a career as a nurse achieving her RN licensure and working at Backus Hospital for many years before working for the town of Bozrah/Fitchville as a public...
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Sophie Techlowec

February 27, 1922 - October 13, 2017

SOPHIE TECHLOWEC. Feb. 27, 1922- Oct. 13, 2017. Norwich, went home to the loving arms of her Lord on Friday, October 13th, 2017.Sophie was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the US where she focused on her family and her church. Sophie was predeceased by her husband Myron Techlowec. Sophie doted on her children, loved cooking Ukrainian foods, enjoyed gardening and had a deep love for her...
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George John Kizanis

December 22, 1932 - October 2, 2017

George John Kizanis, 84, of Norwich, Connecticut passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on October 2, 2017 at his daughter's home. George was born on December 22, 1932 in Poros, Greece to the late John and Anastasia (Stratikis) Kizanis. On July 19, 1960, he was united in marriage to Mary Sakellarides, who predeceased him in 2006. George grew up in Poros, Greece, survived the Nazi occupation of...
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Gloria Shea

July 24, 1927 - September 28, 2017

Niantic- Gloria Josephine Shea, age 90, passed away on September 28, 2017. She was born in Norwich on July 24, 1927 to the late Joseph and Antoinette (Perrone) Franzone. She was married to Robert Cornelius Shea. He predeceased her.She is survived by a daughter Jo Ann Brown and her husband Clinton, a son Richard Shea and his wife Ellen as well as four grandsons, one granddaughter, three great...
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Claire A. Abele

April 11, 1940 - September 24, 2017

GRISWOLD - Claire A. Abele, 77, formerly of Norwich, passed away Sunday morning at the Backus Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Posa) Bonerbo. Predeceased by her brother Frank Bonerbo. United in marriage to the late Richard J. Abele for 51 years. Claire enjoyed 14 years of employment at Reid & Hughes. A...
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Robin Lynn Brown

October 18, 1977 - September 23, 2017

Robin Lynn Brown, age 39, of Jewett City, CT passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017. Robin was born October 18, 1977 in Norwich, Connecticut to Beverly Brown and Thomas Brown. Robin is survived by her father Thomas Brown, mother Beverly Brown, and her beloved sister Michelle Brown. She was an avid outdoors-woman! Robin loved camping and fresh air. Anything nature related was Robin's first...
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Raymond Thomas Burke

January 22, 1943 - September 22, 2017

R. Thomas Burke, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 22, 2017 at his home in Norwich, CT following a heart attack. He was born January 22, 1943 in Rutland, Vermont, the son of Raymond and Freda (Wheeler) Burke. He graduated from Poultney High School in 1961 and was an outstanding athlete during his years there. He graduated from Castleton State College with a BS degree and furthered...
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Angela Teresa DeLuca

November 3, 1924 - September 16, 2017

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Alan Evanuk

July 24, 1950 - September 9, 2017

NORWICH - Alan G. Evanuk, 67, died unexpectedly at L&M Hospital in New London on Saturday.He was born on July 24, 1950 in Norwich to the late Michael and Katherine (Armenakas) Evanuk Jr. After graduating N.F.A. in 1968 he joined the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War until receiving his Honorable Discharge.Alan and his life-long partner Debbie Crowe soon began their journey together...
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Robert Alexander Bassett

August 28, 1956 - September 5, 2017

Alaska- Robert "Bob" Alexander Bassett Jr., 61, of Lee Court, passed away unexpectedly September 5, 2017 in Canada.Bob was born August 28, 1956 in Norwich, the son of Rita Dlugos and the late Robert Bassett Sr.He received his BA in Applied Social Relations from Eastern CT State University and his Masters and Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern CT State University.  He also received his...
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Jason James Poirier

September 1, 1964 - September 3, 2017

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Peter Koznick

February 23, 1916 - September 3, 2017

Peter Koznick passed away at home on September 3, 2017?. He was born in Montville, Conn. on February 23, 1916, son of Ignatz and Magdalina (Hauschuk) Koznick. He married Mary Lestig in 1952, in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Norwich. In his youth, he worked at several area textile mills, often as a loom operator. He later learned various aspects of the...
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Magdaline Efthimiou

March 2, 1965 - August 30, 2017

STONINGTON - Magdaline "Maggie" Efthimiou, 52, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Woman & Infants Hospital in RI surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Greece on March 2, 1965 to Konstantinos and Ekaterini (Raptis) Sianou. After completing school, she married her beloved husband George Efthimiou in Pelasgia Greece on Dec. 28, 1986.Maggie was a...
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Carmen Martinez Guzman

September 2, 1930 - August 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Walter Edward Stannard

April 23, 1935 - August 25, 2017

Walter (Skip) E. Stannard, 82, of Norwich passed away at home on August 25th, 2017. Born March 23rd, 1935 in Norwich to Porter and Hazel Stannard and raised in the Haughton's Cove section of Montville, Skip graduated Uncasville Elementary in 1949, attended NFA from 1949-1950, Scottsdale Arizona High in 1950, and New London High school from 1950-1952. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy from...
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Margaret Dudkowski

March 25, 1929 - August 14, 2017

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Valentine Luppert

May 26, 1924 - August 13, 2017

Norwich-Valentine L. Luppert Jr. of Norwich went home to be with our God and Savior on August 13, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born in Norwich May 26, 1924 and lived most of his life there. He was a member of Lee Memorial Methodist Church and served as a trustee and usher for several years. On April 6, 1946 he married Bessie Irish and they recently celebrated 71 years together. He enlisted...
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Joanna E. Phillips

October 2, 1970 - August 12, 2017

WATERFORD, CT- Joanna E. Phillips, 46, passed unexpectedly August 12th in her home in Waterford, CT. Born October 2, 1970 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Eugenia G. Phillips of Stamford, CT. She attended Stamford High School and the University of Connecticut. She was a devoted mother who loved her daughter more than anyone could imagine. She was a loving...
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Carolyn Madore

January 26, 1952 - August 12, 2017

Bozrah- Carolyn Ann Madore, of South Rd., passed away August 12, 2017 at the Hartford Hospital.Carolyn was born January 26, 1952 in Hartford, the daughter of Esther (Sullivan) Malone and the late Andrew Girard.She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Backus Hospital, working on A3 as a pediatric nurse.Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandson Riley. She...
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Bernard L. Perry

June 23, 1944 - August 11, 2017

.BERNARD L PERRY JR.June 23, 1944 ~ August 11, 2017UNCASVILLE, CTBernard "Bern" L Perry Jr, 73, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London CT. He was born to and predeceased by his parents, Dorothy (Dot) Lenore Callahan Perry, and Bernard L Perry Sr., an Army Veteran of WWII, of Happy Land, Preston, CT. He was born at William W Backus Hospital in Norwich,...
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Lewis C. Maruzo

June 18, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Ledyard- Lewis C. Maruzo, age 75, of Ledyard, passed away on August 10, 2017 at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was born on June 18, 1942 in Norwich, to the late Charles J. and Madeline (Levanto) Maruzo. He married Sally (Dixon) Maruzo on October 28, 1967 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich.Besides his loving wife, he is survived by a sister Midge Bellamy and her husband Roger of...
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Patricia Evans

May 12, 1943 - August 8, 2017

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Paul M. Vasington

December 7, 1924 - August 8, 2017

MYSTIC - The Honorable Paul M. Vasington, retired CT Superior Court Judge, passed away on August 8, 2017, at the age of 92. Paul was a loving husband, proud father, faithful friend, and respected lawyer and judge.He was born in Norwich on December 7, 1924, the oldest son of Savino and Carmela (Tempesta) Vasington. Paul graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1942. He entered the University...
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Dolores Christine Duthrie

February 19, 1932 - August 7, 2017

UNCASVILLE - Dolores "Del" C. Duthrie, also known as Mima, 85, left this life unexpectedly on August 7, 2017, surrounded by loved ones at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in Norwich, CT, on February 19, 1932, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Theresa Gagliardo, first daughter of 11 children. She was employed by the Norwich State Hospital where she retired after 31 years. She was married...
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Peter G. Heck

July 3, 1954 - August 4, 2017

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Fernande Louhisdon

February 25, 1917 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.A full obituary will be posted soon. Please check back frequently to read it and view photos provided by the family and the memorial video tribute to come.You may leave a condolence or share a memory at this time which will remain online after the completed full text obituary is added.
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Jacqueline Falman

March 24, 1952 - July 22, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Falman 1952-2017, Norwich, CTWhile embraced by the love of family and friends, Jackie died at home on July 22 with the same gentle composure and grace she exhibited throughout her prolonged coping with cancer. She was 65. Of short physical stature, Jackie had a tall personality and signi?cant effect on the lives of many. She was wife to William Falman Jr. of Norwich for the...
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Cecile Shaurette

February 13, 1931 - July 20, 2017

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Delores Wiese

September 29, 1946 - July 18, 2017

Delores (Lori) Wiese, 70, of Franklin, was granted her eternal rest on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in Norwich, Connecticut on September 29, 1946 to the late John and Mabel (Herrick) Snurkowski. She was lovingly married to Leonard E. Wiese Sr for 38 years before he passed away. She was fiercely loving of her four children and a devoted and fabulous grandmother.After running a business...
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Paul Franklin Jakoboski

November 12, 1951 - July 15, 2017

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Jay Albert Burlingame

August 21, 1942 - July 13, 2017

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Lois Edith Andruskiewicz

August 29, 1927 - July 7, 2017

Lois Edith (Young) Andruskiewicz, passed away on July 7, 2017 at Norwichtown Rehabilitation and Care Facility. She was born on August 29, 1927 in Clifton, NJ., to Agnes Dilworth Young and Earl C. Young. Lois is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Stanley P. Andruskiewicz Sr., her loving daughter Judy Brodowski, and her much loved son-in-law James M. Brodowski, Sr. She was pre-deceased by...
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Robert E. Liester

March 28, 1951 - July 6, 2017

NORWICH - On Thursday, July 6th at 5:30pm, Robert Liester Sr., made his journey to Heaven.He was a Viet Nam veteran, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Many thanks to all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. They have been greatly appreciated.You may share a condolence, thought or favorite memory here.There are no formal services scheduled at this time.
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Scott A. Viens

February 12, 1965 - June 29, 2017

Scott A. Viens - 1965 - 2017Uncasville-On a nice summer day in June the Angels came to call on Scott Viens and took him back with them to the home of eternal life with our Lord. He passed peacefully at home, at the age of 52. Scott was a 1983 Montville High graduate and lived in Uncasville his whole life. Scott took great pride in his lifelong work as a steel erector, working in CT and...
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Lottie Konikowski

June 10, 1924 - June 27, 2017

NORWICH - Lottie Konikowski, 93, died peacefully Tuesday at her home with family by her side.She was born on June 10, 1924 to the late Michael and Helen (Socha) Bogdanski in Norwich, CT. She graduated from St. Joseph School in Norwich. Her first job was working at Pratt & Whitney to support the war effort. She later worked at the former John Meyer's in Norwich. Her greatest job however...
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Wilfred J. Duprey

January 28, 1934 - June 22, 2017

Wilfred J. Duprey 1934-2017 NorwichDuprey- Wilfred passed away at home, June 22, 2107 at the age of 83. He was born in Taftville, Ct, son of Edward Duprey Sr. and Rose Leclaire Duprey. He was the youngest of 3 children. He was a kind and gentle man and his life revolved around his family. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He leaves his wife of 59 ½ years Sheila Roberts Duprey, and 4...
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Julia Serwinski

February 7, 1926 - June 22, 2017

Norwich- Julia Serwinski, 91, our beloved Babci, of Norwich, passed away peacefully June 22, 2017. Julia was born February 7, 1926 in Bortkow, Poland, the daughter of the late Jozef and Anna (Boruch) Wezner.She married Kazimierz B. Serwinski September 21, 1947.Taken away from her family at the age of 14 by the German Army, Julia was forced to work on German Farms until the end of World War II. ...
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Stanley J. Lebuis

January 15, 1922 - June 5, 2017

On the 5th of June 2017, lifelong Preston town resident Stanley J. Lebuis, Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 95. He was born on the 15th of January, 1922 in the town of Sprague, Connecticut to the late Walter and Antonina Lebuis. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the European Theater. Stanley was a well decorated veteran. Among his commendations were the Purple Heart, the...
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Kevin Raymond Schimelfanick

July 31, 1987 - June 2, 2017

Norwich-Kevin Raymond Schimelfanick, age 29, passed away at his home on June 2, 2017. He was born on July 31, 1987 in New Haven to Raymond Schimelfanick and Margaret Caron.Besides his loving parents, he leaves behind a sister Felicia Sammarco of New Haven and a sister Heidi Resto of Willimantic.Family and friends may visit Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave, Norwich on Friday from 1:00 to 4...
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Brenda Potter

January 13, 1948 - May 29, 2017

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Kathleen M. Rizzuto

January 3, 1928 - May 29, 2017

PRESTON-Kathleen M. Rizzuto 89, died Monday May 29, 2017 in Uncasville. She was a former longtime resident of Preston. She was the widow of Frank D. Rizzuto. She was born in Plainfield, daughter of the late John and Ann (Curry) Wareing. Kathleen was employed at the Norwich State Hospital, as a psychiatric aide until her retirement. She is survived by a son Donald Rizzuto of Preston, a daughter...
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Dolores Millard

April 24, 1917 - May 20, 2017

NEW LONDON - Dolores Millard, 100, passed away at L&M Hospital in New London on Saturday, May 20th.She was born in Brocton, MA to Tofie and Rosaline (Nejime) Millard. Dolores graduated from N.F.A. in 1936 and went on to work for the government in Washington, D.C. as an administrative secretary, later transferring to Boston until retirement at which time she moved back to Norwich. In her...
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Carol Pelkey

May 9, 1940 - May 15, 2017

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Anna Lamperelli

April 21, 1912 - May 15, 2017

Norwich - Anna (Vendola) Lamperelli of Norwich passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 in her home at 85 Norman Road. She had just celebrated her 105th birthday. Anna was born in the Bronx, NY on April 21, 1912 and would later move with her parents, Fortuna (Della Torre) and John Vendola, to Groton, CT. Anna graduated from the 8th grade in the Bronx and then began work in the textile...
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William Gorman

March 3, 1922 - May 14, 2017

William J. Gorman Sr., 95, retired Navy Veteran.Uncasville - William (Bill) J. Gorman Sr., 95, died of natural causes on May 14, 2017 at his home. Bill was born March 3, 1922. Bill grew up in New London, CT and married his wife Elaine (Chabot) Gorman on Sept.6, 1956. They shared 55 years of marriage before Elaine's passing May 5, 2012. Bill attended Chapman Technical in New London and was a...
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Clarence Bordeau

October 25, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Uncasville- Clarence "Birdie" Bordeau, of Leffingwell Rd., passed away May 10, 2017 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.He was born October 25, 1929 in Montville, the son of the late Jerimiah and Roseanna (VerBoncoeur) Bordeau.He was married to the late Ann Hill Bordeau for 66 years until her passing on February 3, 2015.He served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.He...
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Dorothy Deep

November 2, 1969 - May 4, 2017

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Michael Anthony Flanders

May 1, 1962 - May 2, 2017

Michael A. Flanders, 55, of Norwich CT., passed away Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in Tarrytown, GA., to Mary Flanders Hurst, he leaves behind 3 cherished daughters: Shayna Edwards, Tashara Flanders, and Karissa Flanders, all of Norwich, CT. Michael was an avid sports fan, lover of music, and was an exceptional example of a father. His witty charm and sharp sense of humor...
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Anthony Mazzocchi

March 24, 1928 - May 1, 2017

Preston-Anthony Mazzocchi Jr., age 89, of Preston passed away on May 1, 2017 at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was born on March 24, 1928 in Meriden to the late Anthony and Theresa (Barucci) Mazzocchi Sr. He married his loving wife Dolores (Forand) Mazzocchi on February 3, 1951. They were married for 47 years until she predeceased him. Anthony attended Norwich Free Academy. He was...
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Joseph P. Rajtar

June 6, 1944 - April 26, 2017

NORWICH - Joseph P. Rajtar, 72, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 26th.He was born on June 6th, 1944 in Norwich, CT to the late Peter and Helen (Kalinowski) Rajtar. Joseph was married to Louise (Alberti) who predeceased him in 2012.Joe worked at Electric Boat in Groton for 45 years. He enjoyed traveling and collecting die cast cars. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Norwich...
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Margaret M. DiFrancesca

February 12, 1919 - April 24, 2017

Margaret Mary DiFrancesca, 98, passed away on April 24, 2017 at her home at 9Slater Avenue, Norwich. She was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, on February 12,1919, the daughter of the late Dominic and Angelina (Lidestri) Blanda. She wasmarried to the love of her life, her late husband Joseph DiFrancesca, Sr., onDecember 27, 1938. She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Josephand...
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Leonard Day Beebe

June 18, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Leonard D Beebe Sr.6/18/1933 - 4/22/2017Norwich - Leonard D. Beebe Sr, passed away surrounded by family on April 22nd. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Mary Beebe. He is also survived by his children Linda Marino & husband Joe, Stella Rondeau & husband Norman, Mary Ann Willis & husband Chuck, Leonard D Beebe Jr & wife Rose, 9 grandchildren and 15 Great-grandchildren....
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Lois Grodotzke

October 22, 1918 - April 19, 2017

Norwich-Lois M. Grodotzke, 98, of Mystic formally of Norwich, passed away on April 19, 2017 at her home. Lois lived at Academy Point for the past year. Lois was born in Norwich, October 22, 1918 daugther of Emil and Auguste Bausch.She graduated from Norwich Free Academy class of 1936 and the Bay Bath Institute in 1938. She was employed for several years as the executive secretary for the...
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Francis D. Mitchell

September 5, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Bozrah - Francis (Mitch) D. Mitchell, 85, of Fitchville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in the company of family and friends at home. Born September 5, 1931 to Sadie and Paul Mitchell in New Bedford, he served with the Connecticut Army National Guard for 3 years and nine months and in Korea six+ months as a heavy artillery mechanic, earning the Korean Service Medal with a...
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Jean W. Presslitz

January 7, 1947 - April 18, 2017

Norwich- Jean W. Presslitz, age 70 of Norwich passed away at her home on April 18, 2017. She was born on January 7, 1947 in Groton. She earned her bachelors degree and was a biologist working in pharmaceuticals. She leaves behind her loving husband Joesph Presslitz of Norwich. Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Theresa P. Purwinis

October 15, 1923 - April 18, 2017

Theresa P. Purwinis 10/15/1923-4/18/2017 Gales FerryPurwinis- Theresa P. Gervais Purwinis 93, of Gales Ferry, died April 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Nashua N.H. daughter of the late George and Rose Anna (Morin) Gervais. She attended Nashua NH Senior High School. On June 7, 1952 she married Stanley B. Purwinis at St. Louis De Gonzaga Church in Nashua NH. She...
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Mary Morrison

February 19, 1921 - April 11, 2017

NORWICH - Mary A. Morrison, 96, formerly of N. Grosvenordale CT., entered eternal rest on Tuesday, April 11th surrounded by her family.She was born in Wilsonville, CT on Feb. 19, 1921 to the late Antoni Moses and Giovanna (Slonga) DeCarli. On May 4, 1946, she married her beloved husband, Oscar at St. Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale, CT. He predeceased her on Feb. 8, 1978.Mary was a devoted...
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Daniel John Quintiliani

March 13, 1943 - April 9, 2017

Daniel J. Quintiliani, Jr. of Norwich CT, passed away April 9, 2017 surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born on March 13, 1943 to late parents, Daniel and Florence Quintiliani, and pre-deceased by his brother Tito and sister Geraldine. Daniel is survived by his daughter Heather of Jewett City, his son Daniel of Norwich, and a beloved granddaughter Mackenzie Powers of Plainfield. He...
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Philomena R. Sangermano

October 4, 1928 - April 5, 2017

NORWICH - Philomena Rose "Fanny" (Malerba) Sangermano, 88, entered eternal life Wednesday morning at home.Philomena was born in Brooklyn, NY to Francesco and Lucia (Piacenza) Malerba. She was the beloved wife of Joseph D. Sangermano. They were united in marriage in Brooklyn, NY on October 4, 1928; her 19th birthday. Together, they went on to raise their family in Norwich and enjoy 70 years of...
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Phyllis Anna Cote

May 1, 1922 - April 3, 2017

Phyllis Anna Cote 5/1/22-4/3/17 NorwichCote- Phyllis Anna Cote-94 of Norwich died Monday 4/3/17. She was the widow of Roland J. Cote Sr. She was born in Norwich and was the daughter of Francis and Anna Mary (Piechowski) Sakowski.She was a member of the VFW Auxillary 594, the MOCA #14, the P.L.A.V. Auxillary and the R.S.V.P. She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Roland J. and Elaine Cote...
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Kayla Zara Sanquedolce

December 21, 1987 - March 31, 2017

Norwich- Kayla Zara Sanquedolce, 29, of 54 11th Street Norwich, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2017. She was born December 21, 1987, the daughter of Dawn & Christopher Ingelsby and the late Anthony D. Sanquedolce. Norwich High School graduate class of 2006, Kayla was a lover of art, music and poetry. She lived her life fearlessly and free and gave generously and whole heartedly. She...
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Phyllis R. Heath

December 13, 1932 - March 25, 2017

UNCASVILLE - Phyllis Rita Greenwood Heath, held in the hearts and arms of her family, passed peacefully home to her Father in heaven on Saturday.She was born 12/13/32 to Philip (Boisvert) Greenwood, and Doris (Denomme) Greenwood, and went on to become mom, grandma and great grandma extraordinaire, leaving behind a legacy of family activities and life style stories that will entertain her family...
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Mary Ellen Pate

April 3, 1939 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Labenski Funeral Home, Norwich, CT.
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Paul Edward Driscoll

May 29, 1934 - March 23, 2017

N. Franklin - Paul Driscoll passed away on March 23, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Paul was born in Franklin, CT and received his elementary education in a one room schoolhouse in town. He completed his High School education at Norwich Free Academy and graduated in 1954. He subsequently served in the U.S. Army until 1958, when he was honorably discharged and took leadership as...
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Lucille Butkiewicz

July 21, 1923 - March 21, 2017

Norwich-Lucille (Deptula) Butkiewicz, 93, widow of Henry Butkiewicz of Norwich died on March 21, 2017 at Norwichtown Rehab.She was born in Norwich on July 21, 1923, the daughter of the late Francis and Ludwika (Tylender) Deptula. She was employed in the Personnel Dept. of the City of Norwich until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Joseph Church, the Norwich...
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Robert Joseph Cote

August 28, 1984 - March 19, 2017

NORWICH - Robert "Bobby" Cote, 32 died unexpectedly on Sunday March 19th, 2017.Bobby was born in Norwich, CT on Aug. 28, 1984 to Elaine (Prevett) and Roland Cote, both of whom survive him.Bobby enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers. He worked in the food industry at various locations throughout his life.He is survived by his mother, Elaine Cote of Davenport, FL, his...
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Clifford E. Brautigam

May 25, 1928 - March 18, 2017

NORWICH - Clifford E. Brautigam, 88, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.He was born in Norwich on May 25th, 1928, son of the late Oscar and Ethel (Armstrong) Brautigam.On Dec. 30th, 1950, Cliff married Jean S. (Marszalek) Brautigam at St. Mary Church in Middletown, CT. She predeceased him.Cliff was a former Norwich Police Officer and went on to a career with the State of CT D...
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Jessie A. Michalowski

October 6, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Jessie A. Michalowski ObituaryOctober 6, 1924 - March 16, 2017Jessie A. Michalowski, 92, entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 16, 2017. She was born in Norwich on October 6, 1924 to the late Walter and Mary (Jaczynski) Michalowski. She was very active in the Norwich community for many years.Jessie started her banking career in the mortgage department of the former Norwich Savings Society and...
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Ralph Bowser

December 9, 1959 - March 15, 2017

Graveside Service scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 2pm at Fountain Hill Cemetery, Deep River, CT.
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Edward Riordan

November 8, 1932 - March 10, 2017

Norwich-Edward Joseph Riordan, age 84, of Norwich passed away on March 10, 2017 at Norwichtown Rehab. He was born in Hartford on November 8, 1932 to the late Edward and Josephine (Portelance) Riordan. He married his loving wife Patricia (Daley) Riordan on November 6, 1965 at St. Mary Church in Greenville. She predeceased him on Feb. 23, 1990.Edward was a graduate of NFA class of 1950, and a US...
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Ida Shutsky

May 3, 1920 - March 2, 2017

MONTVILLE (Oakdale) / Old Lyme - Ida Shutsky, 96, daughter of the late Minnie (Gambitsky) Shutsky, most recently of Old Lyme and prior to that of Montville, passes away peacefully at Middlesex Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2017.She is survived by her brother, Robert Shutsky of Preston and his three children; Rob Shutsky of Key Largo, Florida, Sherrie Shutsky of Preston and Melissa Shutsky; also...
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