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James P. Dunne

July 21, 1938 - June 18, 2016

James P. Dunne, 77, of North Granby, beloved husband for 48 years of Louise (Dubiel) Dunne, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Hartford on July 21, 1938, son of the late George and Ellen (Morgan) Dunne, he was raised in Hartford and had lived in Avon and Bloomfield before building his home in North Granby 43 years ago. ...
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Rita M. Bergh

June 25, 1921 - June 6, 2016

Rita M. Bergh, 94, of East Granby, beloved wife for 55 years of the late Marshall O. Bergh, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016, with her two daughters at her bedside. Born in Worcester, MA on June 25, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (LeFebvre) Blanchard, she was raised in Worcester, MA and East Hartford and had lived in Windsor and Suffield for many years before retiring...
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Grace Holihan

October 3, 1928 - June 3, 2016

Grace (Prowe) Holihan, 87, of Falmouth, MA and formerly of Granby and Simsbury, beloved wife for 50 years of the late Henry T. Holihan, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Falmouth Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 3, 1928, daughter of the late Edward T. and Mildred (Enko) Prowe, she was raised in Avon and had lived in Simsbury for 20 years and Granby for 18 years before...
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Stephen James McCormack

November 22, 1943 - June 3, 2016

Stephen James McCormack, 72, of Falmouth, MA and formerly of Barre, MA and Granby, CT, beloved husband for 40 years of Mary (Lynch) McCormack, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the McCarthy Care Center, Hope Hospice in Sandwich, MA. Born in Hartford on November 22, 1943, son of the late Frederick and Jean (Goodwin) McCormack, he was raised in Granby, CT and was a graduate of...
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John P. Scully, Jr.

September 4, 1919 - May 30, 2016

John Patrick "Jack" Scully Jr., 96, of Westfield MA passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, May 30, 2016. He was born on September 4, 1919 in Hartford, CT the son of John and Anne(Benny) Scully, was raised in Hartford, lived in Simsbury 30 years, and lived in Westfield since 1985. He earned academic degrees at Washington and Lee University, Georgetown School of Foreign...
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William Lawrence Pomponi II

July 21, 1948 - May 24, 2016

William "Bill" Lawrence Pomponi, II, 67, of North Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his home. Born in Bronxville, NY on July 21, 1948, son of the late William Lawrence and Agnes Frances (Johnson) Pomponi, he was raised in Brewster, NY and attended Brewster Public Schools. After high school, Bill continued his education at Norwich University and graduated with a...
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John Joseph Latonie, Sr.

October 14, 1946 - May 14, 2016

John Joseph Latonie, Sr., 69, of East Granby, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 14, 1946, son of the late Vittie and Jean (Zawistowski) Latonie, he had spent most of his life in East Granby before moving to Windsor Locks six years ago. A veteran of the Vietnam War, John served in the US Navy on the USS Saratoga until his honorable discharge...
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Virginia Dalzell

June 8, 1934 - May 11, 2016

Virginia (Peck) "Ginny" Dalzell, 81, of Farmington, beloved wife of Robert A. Dalzell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late Shirley and Myrtle (Wright) Peck, grew up in Horseheads, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1956. While working during the summer between her sophomore and junior years in Wolfboro, NH, she met her...
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Anthony Biskupic

October 28, 1928 - May 6, 2016

Anthony Biskupic, 87, of Granby, CT, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to the late Elizabeth "Mona" Biskupic. Son of the late Matthew Biskupic and Rosalia (Carsky) Biskupic, Tony was born on October 28, 1928 and defected from Communist Czechoslovakia in 1948 to join family members already living in the United States. He...
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Henry V. Holcomb, Jr.

June 28, 1925 - April 30, 2016

Henry V. Holcomb, Jr., 90, of Granby, husband of the late Alma (Cummings) Holcomb, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Born in Granby to the late Henry Sr. and Hilda "Jennette" (Whipple) Holcomb, he has been a Granby resident all of his life. Henry owned and operated Granby Construction and H & M Septic as well as his own farms in Granby which he was awarded a trip around the...
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Kathleen Spring

August 11, 1950 - April 21, 2016

Kathleen (Werth) Spring, 65, of Granby, beloved wife for 46 years of Donald Powers Spring, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by her family at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on August 11, 1950, daughter of the late Leo John and Hazel (Whitcom) Werth, she was raised in North Granby and lived with her family above the North Granby General Store which her parents...
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Aldo S. Morelli, Jr.

July 14, 1943 - April 7, 2016

MORELLI. Aldo S. Morelli, Jr., of West Granby, beloved husband of Karen (Ling) Morelli passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Meadow Brook of Granby after a long illness. He was born July 14, 1943 in Hartford son of the late Aldo S. Morelli, Sr. and Dora (Gherlone) Morelli. He grew up in Avon before getting married and moving to West Granby where he built their home over 40 years ago. Aldo...
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Kurt F. Wagner

March 15, 1962 - March 29, 2016

Kurt F. Wagner, 54, of Granby, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at his home. He was born March 15, 1962 in Hartford to the late Arno G. and Lisa (Fiel) Wagner. A graduate of Granby High School, Kurt was a printing press operator, most recently with Federal Direct. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan, a collector of sports and military memorabilia, vinyl records, old toys and photos of cars...
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Peter S. Avery

July 13, 1931 - March 20, 2016

Peter S. Avery, 84, of Granby, beloved husband of Joan (Bourgeois) Avery, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late Paul and Carolyn (Colton) Avery, he lived in Granby most of his life and was a member of the Westfield Evangelical Free Church. Peter served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War. He was a 1949...
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Donald R. Naples

June 16, 1944 - February 25, 2016

Donald R. Naples, 71, of Granby, beloved husband of Kathleen (Villiers) Naples, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph and Anna Mary (Warzocha) Naples, he was raised in New Britain and lived in Bristol before settling in Granby over 25 years ago. Donald served his country proudly with the US Army National Guard during the...
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Howard R. Baird

January 7, 1937 - February 24, 2016

Howard R. Baird, 79, of North Granby, beloved husband of Beverly (Roberts) Baird for 56 years, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was raised there and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He graduated from the RCA Institute in NYC and trained in Holland for his work as a field service engineer for the Phillips Medical Systems. He worked on cardio pulmonary...
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John Paul Avery

March 25, 1935 - February 17, 2016

John Paul Avery, 80, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at his home. Born in Westfield, MA to the late W. Kenneth and Hazel (Helm) Avery he was a lifelong resident of Granby. John graduated Simsbury High School in 1954 and attended Nichols College. He ran the family store, Avery's General Store in Granby from 1970-1986 and was a past member of the Lost Acres...
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Roy E. Cook

April 24, 1939 - February 15, 2016

Roy E. Cook, 76, of East Granby, beloved husband of Marion (Miller) Cook, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2016 at UCONN Medical Center. It should be noted that if he were in charge of his obituary, rather than his family, it would have been published in a timely fashion. Born in Center, NE to the late Joseph and Dena (Helmhout) Cook, he was raised in Nebraska and has been an East...
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Ralph Nathan Hammond, Jr.

December 3, 1926 - February 6, 2016

Ralph Nathan Hammond, Jr., 89, of Granby, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Jackman) Hammond, passed away, Saturday, February 6, 2016. Born in Peterborough, NH, son of the late Ralph and Katherine (Barker) Hammond, Sr., he lived in Granby since 1964. Ralph served in the US Army as a B-29 Bomber mechanic in Okinawa, during W.W. II and had been employed by Kaman Aerospace for 45 years before...
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Bonnie Lynn Pothier

March 14, 1968 - January 22, 2016

Bonnie Lynn Pothier, 47, of East Hartland died peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford surrounded by the loving and caring staff of the Oak Hill Mountain Road group home. Born at St. Francis Hospital on March 14, 1968, Bonnie attended Oak Hill School in Hartford, and the Oak Hill Torrington Day Program. Bonnie so enjoyed interactions and contact with people she...
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Holly-Sue Davis

December 13, 1946 - January 14, 2016

Holly-Sue (Griffin) Davis, 69, of East Granby, passed away at a local nursing home after a long illness on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Born on December 13, 1946, daughter of the late B. Beman and Elizabeth L. Griffin, Holly lived most of her life in East Granby and was a part of the 1964 first graduating class of East Granby High School. She was a member of the Hartford County 4-H Fair...
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Trude W. Sparks

May 8, 1918 - January 8, 2016

Trude Wilhelmina (Kraus) Sparks, 97, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, Massachusetts. Born on May 8, 1918 in Duisburg, Germany, Trude immigrated to the United States in 1927 with her parents, Julius and Wilhelmine Kraus and her brother Guenther (Marty) Kraus. The family settled in West Hartford, Connecticut, and Trude worked at the Phoenix Insurance...
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Nickolas Kotula

May 24, 1931 - January 6, 2016

Nickolas Kotula, age 84, passed away on January 6, 2016 after a long, brave fight with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). An antique furniture scholar and conservator based in Bloomfield, CT, Nick's life was characterized by professional excellence, personal growth and intellectual inquiry. Though he was not inclined to suffer fools gladly, Nick had an enormous capacity to empathize with the authentic...
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Lucy Eaton Holcombe

January 6, 2016

Lucy Eaton Holcombe, 91, wife of the late Seth Pomeroy Holcombe, beloved aunt, mentor and friend passed away peacefully at home in North Granby on January 6, 2016 surrounded by her family and close friends. She was the daughter of the late Julia Allen and William Spalding Eaton of Hartford, CT. Lucy, who grew up in Hartford, was a graduate of the Oxford School and Connecticut College. She worked...
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Patricia Ann Jennings

June 13, 1930 - December 30, 2015

Patricia (Holland) Jennings, age 85, of Simsbury, CT, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children. Born in Montpelier, VT to James Carroll and Mary (Conlin) Holland, Patty attended Saint Michael's Catholic School for 12 years and graduated with the Class of 1948. She married her classmate, James Jennings, who she met in second grade, and they raised five children together in...
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Marjorie Adeline Nielsen

March 11, 1928 - December 24, 2015

Marjorie "Mardy" Adeline (Clark) Nielsen, 87, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2015 in Granby. Born in Brockton, MA on March 11, 1928, daughter of the late Milton Bradley and Helen (Mildred) Pope Clark, she was raised in Hull, MA and had spent most of her life in Dexter, ME. Mardy was a graduate of Hingham High School in Hingham, MA and after high school she continued...
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Philippe Aurele DesCoteaux

January 12, 1957 - December 6, 2015

Philippe "Phil"Aurele DesCoteaux, 58, of Simsbury, CT passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015, after a long battle with an autoimmune disease called Scleroderma and lung cancer. Born and raised in the great north woods area in New Hampshire in the City of Berlin, Phil attended local French Catholic schools along with public schools and was extremely proud of his French Canadian heritage. He was...
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Kymberly Sue Cotton

November 30, 1961 - December 4, 2015

Kymberly Sue Cotton, 54, of Granby, beloved wife for 33 years of Stephen Sumner Cotton, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2015 surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Coventry. Born in Hartford on November 30, 1961, daughter of Susan (Taylor) Heller of Granby and the late John Heller, Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Granby and a graduate of Granby Memorial High...
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Edith Marie Kugler

July 5, 1922 - November 30, 2015

Edith Marie Kugler, 93, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Oren "Frank" Kugler, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 30, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Walter and Mignon (Huffman) Large, she has been a Granby resident for over 40 years. Edith was an active member of Simsbury United Methodist Church where she served as a past Director of Education for the Sunday school and...
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Jeannette A. Millette

March 7, 1924 - November 27, 2015

Jeannette A. Millette, 91, of Westfield, MA and formerly of Granby, beloved wife of the late Joseph Eugene Millette, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2015 in Westfield, MA. Born in Berlin, NH on March 7, 1924, daughter of the late Homer and Alice (Fournier) Moreau, she was raised in New Hampshire and Hartford and had spent most of her life in Granby before moving to Westfield, MA in...
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Elizabeth Ann Staudt

May 10, 1928 - November 13, 2015

Elizabeth Ann (Johnson) Staudt, 87, of Aiken, SC, formerly of East Granby, CT, and Hartford, VT passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 13, 2015. She was a beloved wife of the late William C. Staudt for 57 years. Betty leaves her son Lawrence D. Staudt of Drogheda, Ireland, daughter Ruth E. Staudt (formerly Chris) of Fort Meyers, FL formerly of West Hartford, VT, and brother Daniel...
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Mildred A. Rinaldi

September 3, 1921 - November 1, 2015

Mildred A. Rinaldi, 94, of Goffstown, NH, formerly of East Granby, beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Rinaldi, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. She was born September 3, 1921 in Windsor Locks to the late Joseph and Anne Ridel. She loved to read and watch her birds. She was a lady who had a lot of spunk, who made us all laugh and she loved her...
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Joyce Muriel Drescher

May 23, 1930 - October 23, 2015

Joyce Muriel Drescher, 85, of Granby, beloved wife for 60 years of the late Walter Leon Drescher, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2015 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on May 23, 1930, daughter of the late John and Alice (Gilbert) Wheatley, she was raised in Hartford and attended Our Lady of Sorrows School and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. Joyce started her...
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Merrill J. Beman

November 18, 1922 - October 8, 2015

Merrill J. Beman, a lifelong resident of Granby, CT, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2015, rejoining his beloved wife Ruth (Jackson) Beman, who predeceased him. He was born in Granby, CT on November 18, 1922, the son of Joseph H. Beman and Alida J. (Griffin) Beman. He grew up on his parent's farm. He graduated Simsbury High School and attended Hartford State Technical School. He joined...
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John Gladney King

October 1, 2015

John Gladney King of Granby, formerly of Simsbury, died peacefully on October 1, 2015 at the age of 80, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn, his son, Stephen King of New Britain, his daughter Glynis King Powers and her husband, Art Powers of New Hartford, as well as by his beloved granddaughter Katie Powers. He also leaves his brother in-law & sister in...
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Dorothy Baldis

September 10, 1926 - September 29, 2015

Dorothy (Lauriguet) Baldis, 89, of Granby, formerly of Simsbury, beloved wife of Charles Baldis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at her home. She was born September 10, 1926 in Berwick, PA to the late Gustave and Ethel (Peterman) Lauriguet. Charles and Dorothy moved to Simsbury in 1962 where they raised their family. She had loved golfing, bowling and once their kids had...
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Juanita A. Hinson Percival

December 21, 1924 - September 29, 2015

Juanita Ann Hinson Percival, of Granby, born on December 21, 1924, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Juanita (Nita) loved her life. When she reminisced about her youth, she'd frequently tell two stories: that when she first discovered books she decided it was her job to read as many of the good ones as possible, and that in college she made a conscious decision to be a happy person....
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John C. Cosgrove

March 14, 1940 - September 22, 2015

John C. Cosgrove, 75, of Granby, formerly of West Hartford, beloved husband of 47 years of Judith (Anderson) Cosgrove, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late John N. and Ann (Frederickson) Cosgrove, he served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps and was a graduate of Pace University in New York....
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Barbara W. Pare

December 23, 1929 - September 22, 2015

Barbara W. Pare, 85, of Hampden, ME, formerly of Granby, CT, beloved wife of the late Raymond Pare Sr., entered into eternal peace, on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Barbara was born in Hartford CT on December 23, 1929, the daughter of the late Arthur and Myrtle (Gray) Thompson, she was a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford and lived in Granby for over 49 years. She was a member of the...
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John Joseph Liska

January 14, 1922 - September 22, 2015

John Joseph Liska, 93, of Granby, beloved husband of 67 years of Mary Ann (Ursini) Liska, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in East Deer, PA to the late Paul and Mary (Lehosky) Liska, he served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps during WWII and worked for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company for over 40 years. John was...
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Richard Kramer

December 28, 1937 - September 15, 2015

Richard "Dick" Kramer, 77, of Granby, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on December 28, 1937, son of the late Henry Otto Kramer and Ethel Geraldine (Smith) Kramer. One of 11 children, Dick spent his childhood in Iowa and after high school graduation enlisted in the US Air Force. He was stationed in Alaska, Virginia and Vermont,...
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Michael Saul Brunelle

May 29, 1961 - September 15, 2015

Michael Saul Brunelle, 54, of East Windsor, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph and Eileen (Majeska) Brunelle, Jr., he was raised in East Granby where he graduated from East Granby High School in 1979, He lived in Granby most of his life. He had been employed by The Overhead Door Company of Hartford for over 20 years. Mike enjoyed sports and was as...
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Betty Lou Arnold

November 25, 1922 - September 12, 2015

Mrs. Betty Lou Arnold of Granby, CT, formerly of Westbrook, CT and Irvington, NY, died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 12, 2015. She is survived by her four children, Dane (Nina), Erin Kelly, Scott (Margot) and Lisa Brower, as well as eight grandchildren, Viki, Lisa, Madeleine, Mackenzie, Stefan, Logan, Eric and John. Born on November 25, 1922 to Forrest and Gladys Brown, Lou lived...
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David Earl Peters

July 30, 1930 - August 31, 2015

David Earl Peters, 85, of Simsbury and formerly of Granby, beloved husband for 64 years of Thetis Lorraine (Wells) Peters, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2015 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Williamsport, PA on July 30, 1930, son of the late Earl Bastian and Jeannette Sawyer (Guild) Peters, he was raised in Sunbury, PA and was a graduate of Sunbury High School, Class of 1948. After...
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Lorraine Chagnon Taylor

November 27, 1934 - August 27, 2015

Lorraine (Chagnon) Taylor, 80, of Southwick, MA and formerly of East Hartland, beloved wife for 45 years of the late Allan L. Taylor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Agawam, MA. Born in Westfield, MA on November 27, 1934, daughter of the late Hector and Sadie (Barber) Chagnon, she was raised in West Granby and Simsbury. After graduating from Simsbury High School, Lorraine...
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Kevin Wayne Knowles

February 7, 1962 - April 10, 2015

Kevin Wayne Knowles, 53, of Granby, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, passed away on April 10, 2015 at his home. Kevin was born in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 1962 and grew up in Barrington, RI. He attended Providence Country Day School and received his bachelor's degree from Green Mountain College in Poulty, Vermont. In his youth Kevin was an active Boy Scout and proficient sailor...
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Wynn M. Hollis

September 11, 1949 - February 11, 2015

Wynn M. Hollis, 65, of Farmington, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Robert and Wilma Hollis, he lived in Farmington for many years. He had been employed as a graphic designer for Work Design Co., Collinsville and was an avid fisherman. Wynn also enjoyed music and golf. He is survived by his siblings Bart, Neil, Fay, and Gloria; three nephews Cale, Lee,...
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Deanna J. Shelansky

February 11, 1941 - February 4, 2015

Deanna "Dee" J. (Williams) Shelansky, 73, of Barkhamsted, beloved wife for 39 years, of Ronald J. Shelansky, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Winchester, on February 11, 1941, daughter of the late Milton and Shirley (Ransom) Williams, she was raised in East Hartland and had lived in Simsbury for 15 years before...
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Nancy Jean Cerra

October 1, 1940 - January 18, 2015

Nancy Jean (Callahan) Cerra, 74, of Granby, beloved wife for 24 years of the late Nelson Anthony Cerra, Sr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on October 1, 1940, daughter of the late Harold and Edna Mae (Collins) Callahan, she was a lifelong resident of Granby. Nancy worked as an inspector for 18 years at Hamilton Standard before her...
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Esther Mae Provencher

May 10, 1927 - January 14, 2015

Esther Mae (Wood) Provencher, 87, of Longmeadow, MA and formerly of East Hartland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at a local convalescent home. Born in Providence, RI on May 10, 1927, daughter of the late John and Jane (Bailey) Wood, she had lived in Pawtucket, RI before moving to East Hartland in 1954. Esther worked in group homes for the Oak Hill School for the Blind for...
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David Irving Peterson

November 23, 1940 - January 11, 2015

David Irving Peterson Granby, CT David Irving Peterson, 74, of Granby, CT, beloved husband for 34 years of Marilyn Way, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 23, 1940, son of the late Carl and Virginia Peterson, he was raised in Schenectady, NY and had lived in Albany, NY and Surfside, TX before moving to Granby, CT 31 years ago....
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John Patrick Mungovan

October 8, 1940 - January 10, 2015

John "Jack" Patrick Mungovan, 74, of Simsbury, beloved husband for 48 years of Meredith Ann (McClelland) Mungovan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Avon. Born in Lowell, MA on October 8, 1940, son of the late John Henry and Margaret (Cunney) Mungovan, he was raised in North Chelmsford, MA and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School, Class of 1958. After high school he...
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Grace M. Chester

October 27, 1935 - January 10, 2015

Grace M. (Lennon) Chester, 79, of Granby, beloved wife of Harry "Bud" Chester passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2015. Grace was born October 27, 1935 in Yonkers, New York and was predeceased by her parents Ruth and Edmund Lennon. Grace was the granddaughter of the late James T. Lennon, Mayor of Yonkers, New York in the early 1900's. After her parents moved the...
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John A. Bellott

October 5, 1922 - January 9, 2015

John A. Bellott, 92, of Granby, cherished husband of 58 years of the late Mary (Neag) Bellott, passed away on January 8, 2015 in his home, after a long, happy and fulfilling life. Born in Torrington CT, the son of the late Urbano and Fortunata Bellott he lived in Torrington before moving with his wife and daughters to Granby in 1957 where his son was later born. John served in the US Navy...
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William Thomas Burgess

June 28, 1923 - January 5, 2015

William "Boppa" Thomas Burgess, 91, of Granby, beloved husband for 60 years of the late Lois May (Black) Burgess, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Wingdale, NY on June 28, 1923, son of the late Archibald and Edith (Murphy) Burgess, he was raised in Wingdale, NY and attended all of his schooling in a one room school house in the town. As a young man, William trained as a...
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Anne S. Kremer

December 18, 1923 - December 20, 2014

Anne S. Kremer, 91, of Simsbury, CT and formerly of Wantagh, New York passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Granby, CT. Born in Lansford, PA on December 18, 1923, daughter of the late Paul Horesh and Suzanna (Neznamy) Horesh, she was raised in Manhasset, NY. On January 13, 1945 she married her husband Ladislav "Laddy" Kremer. Together they made their home in Wantagh for most...
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Allison Faye Laudati

November 24, 1951 - November 28, 2014

Allison Faye (Matheson) Laudati of Granby, CT passed away at her home on Friday, November 28, 2014 after a dignified and inspiring battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, best friend and fellow adventurer John L. Laudati; her mother Leatrice Matheson Edwards of Rogers, AR; her sisters Monica Trembley of Westerville, OH and Ranae Hiller of Eugene, OR; and her brother, Michael Matheson...
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Michael Sean Spiller

October 10, 1966 - November 18, 2014

Michael Sean Spiller, 48, of Granby, was taken to Heaven by angels on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, after a brief illness. Michael was easy to love and could be very comical at times. You knew automatically if he told you he loved you that it was for life. He graduated from Windsor Locks High School in 1987, and then was a client at FAVARH for 26 years. Through FAVARH he worked for Caldor and...
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Robert W. Wagner

January 20, 1941 - November 16, 2014

Robert W. Wagner, 73, of Granby, beloved husband of Shirley (Hansen) Wagner, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Rockville to the late Robert and Mildred (Parkiton) Wagner, he has been a Granby resident most of his life and served his country proudly with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Robert worked as a computer technician for the State of...
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Andrew A. McCorison

September 5, 1935 - November 11, 2014

Andrew A. "Skip" McCorison, 79, of Granby, beloved husband of Mary (Bull) McCorison, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Westfield to the late Andrew C. and Alta (LeGeyt) McCorison, he had been a Granby resident all his life. Proudly he was a member of Granby's first basketball team. He was a member of the Washington Hill United Methodist Church, the Amos Beecher Mason...
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Frederick Oscar Wilhelm

July 11, 1921 - November 7, 2014

Frederick Oscar Wilhelm, 93, of Granby, beloved husband for 57 years of Edith D. (Aschaffenburg) Wilhelm, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Windsor on July 11, 1921, son of the late Oscar and Marie (Westermann) Wilhelm, he was raised in Windsor before moving with his family to Granby in 1936. Frederick graduated from Simsbury High School in 1939 and earned a...
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Kara Lynn Danila

June 28, 1994 - November 5, 2014

Kara Lynn Danila, 20, of East Granby, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in Windsor. Born in Hartford on June 28, 1994, daughter of Jeffrey Anthony Danila of East Granby and Lara Martha (Kittelsen) Danila of Canton, she spent most of her life in East Granby and was a graduate of East Granby High School, Class of 2012. Kara loved animals and nature and loved to take hikes...
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Dorothy D. Garrity

February 11, 1927 - October 12, 2014

Dorothy D. Garrity, 87, of Granby, beloved wife for 37 years of the late Patrick E. Garrity, Sr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on February 11, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph J. Dalessio, Sr. and Frances (Caperino) Dalessio, she had spent all of her life in Hartford before moving to Canton in 1994 and then to Granby in 2001 to be...
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Steven Bert Skrubis

February 10, 1960 - October 10, 2014

Steven Bert Skrubis, 54, of Granby, beloved husband for 17 years of Lisa (Schwark) Skrubis and loving father of Chase William Skrubis and Kara Michelle Skrubis, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 10, 2014, at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Montreal, Canada on February 10, 1960, son of Bert and Nellie (Labunas) Skruibis of Bath, Ontario, Canada, he was raised in Montreal,...
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Irene E. Erdody

October 28, 1919 - October 2, 2014

Irene E. (Neukamm) Erdody, 94, of Suffield and formerly of Agawam, MA and Lakewood, NJ, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Suffield. Born in Greiz, Germany, daughter of the late Emil and Paula (Rodel) Neukamm, she immigrated to the United States with her family as young girl and was raised in Passaic and Clifton, NJ and was a graduate of Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ. After...
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Douglas P. Modeen

April 14, 1939 - October 2, 2014

Douglas Modeen, 75, of Granby, husband for 53 years of Paula Modeen, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born on April 14, 1939 in Bristol, son of Leah (Manke) Modeen of Farmington and the late Lawrence Modeen, Doug graduated from Bristol Central High School in 1957 and earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He retired from...
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Vera Godkin

February 17, 1919 - October 1, 2014

Vera Godkin, 95, of Southampton and Manhattan, NY, beloved wife for 42 years of Simon David Godkin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Simsbury, CT. Born in Hove, England on February 17, 1919, daughter of the late Herbert and Frances (Adam) Settle, she was raised in Brighton, England and lived in London, England from 1939-1946. After World War II, Vera moved to New York...
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John R. Banas

August 22, 1921 - October 1, 2014

John R. Banas, 93, of Simsbury, beloved husband for 64 years of the late Julie (Potak) Banas, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in Canton. Born in Trumbull on August 22, 1921, son of the late Stephen and Mary (Radachowski) Banas, he was raised in Trumbull and had lived in Monroe and Vershire, VT during his retirement before moving to Simsbury in 2001. After graduating from Bassick High...
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Thomas Walenty Panek

July 26, 1922 - September 18, 2014

Thomas Walenty Panek, 92, of East Hartland, passed peacefully into the arms of Almighty God on September 18, 2014. Tom was born in Enfield, to Walenty and Margaret Panek on July 26, 1922. He attended Hartford Trade School and enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, serving faithfully and often in harm's way with the Naval Armed Guard for three years from 1942 to 1945. He served as gun...
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Ronald Charles Domian

September 28, 1945 - September 11, 2014

Ronald Charles Domian, 68, of East Windsor, beloved husband for 20 years of Sharon (Higgins) Domian, passed away peacefully on Thursday, (September 11, 2014) at his home. Born in Hartford on September 28, 1945, son of the late Frank and Isabel (Brazaitis) Domian, he was raised in East Granby and had lived in Tariffville and Colchester before moving to East Windsor 12 years ago. After graduating...
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Constance Hutchings

April 5, 1927 - August 2, 2014

Constance "Connie" (Perry) Hutchings, 87, of Granby, beloved wife for 60 years of the late Joseph L. Hutchings, Jr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Montclair, NJ on April 5, 1927, daughter of the late Winfred O. and Emilie (Junghans) Perry, she was raised in Montclair and Verona, NJ and was a graduate of Montclair High School. After marrying her...
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Grace Soules

January 10, 1917 - July 28, 2014

Grace (Wyman) Soules, 97, of Westfield, MA, formerly of West Granby, beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Soules, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born January 10, 1917 in Criswell, MD to the late William and Cora (Reeves) Wyman. A resident of Granby since 1920, she devoted a great deal of her life to the West Granby United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United...
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Theresa Marie Wadsworth

March 28, 1951 - June 29, 2014

Theresa Marie (Bolduc) previously Gyngell, Wadsworth, 63, of Windsor Locks, Granby, CT and most recently Virginia, passed away on Sunday, (June 29, 2014) at home. Born in Hartford on March 28, 1951, daughter of the late Albert O. Bolduc and Marguerite (Murphy) Mongeau, she was raised in both Simsbury and Granby and had spent most of her life in the area prior to her recent move to Virginia with...
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John Robert DaMotta

October 31, 1959 - June 29, 2014

John Robert DaMotta, 54, of Simsbury, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home. Born in Watertown, NY on October 31, 1959, son of Joseph Roger DaMotta and Jeanne M. Dube of East Granby, he was raised in East Granby and was a graduate of East Granby High School, Class of 1977. After graduation, John entered a machinist apprenticeship program at Ensign-Bickford in Simsbury. ...
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Edward T. Grant

July 21, 1925 - June 16, 2014

Edward T. Grant, 88, of Granby, died on Monday, June 16, 2014, with his wife of 67 years, Eleanor and his family by his side. He was born in Unionville, CT at home on July 21, 1925 to the late Edward and Agnes Grant. He attended school in Unionville and joined the Army in March, 1944. He fought in France and Germany with the Third Armored Division under General Patton and was a member of the...
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Lois Elaine Neumann

March 7, 1957 - June 14, 2014

Lois Elaine (Hansen) Neumann, 57, of Granby, beloved wife for 24 years of Kurt and loving and proud mother of Carly and Amy, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on March 7, 1957, Lois was raised in Granby and Canton. She graduated from Canton High School in 1975. A champion of education and learning, Lois's lifelong pursuit of knowledge included a...
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Michele Marie Manderville

October 28, 1966 - June 7, 2014

Michele Marie Manderville, 47, of Jupiter, FL and formerly of East Hartland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 7, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Hartford on October 28, 1966, daughter of Douglass and Jean (Hermle) Levan of East Hartland, she was raised in East Hartland and was a graduate of Gilbert High School, Class...
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Ann G. Kidder

August 10, 1924 - June 7, 2014

Ann G. Kidder, 89, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Granby. Born in Andover on August 10, 1924, daughter of the late Jonathan Hunt, Sr. and Rebecca (Dunham) Hunt, she was raised in Andover, CT and had lived in Hartford and West Hartford for many years before moving to Granby 15 years ago. She worked at the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford for over 20 years...
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Judith Ann Kilbon

August 3, 1949 - June 6, 2014

Judith Ann (Maynard) Kilbon, 64, passed away at home on Friday, June 6 after a valiant three year battle with cancer. A resident of East Granby since 1992, Judy was born in Hartford and lived much of her life in West Hartford, with summers spent at the family's cottage on Bolton Lake in Vernon. Judy graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford in 1967 and from Lasell Junior College in...
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Howard Frank Carlson

August 19, 1938 - June 3, 2014

Howard "Howie" Frank Carlson, 75, of Granby, beloved husband to the late Marlene (Sjostrom) Carlson, passed away June 3, 2014 at his daughter's home in Farmington surrounded by his family. He was born in Westfield, MA on August 19, 1938, son of the late Howard Carl and Helen (Chittendon) Carlson, and was a graduate of Simsbury High School, Class of 1956. Howie retired from HELCO/NU in 1993...
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Ruth Angeline Day

May 6, 1913 - May 30, 2014

Ruth Angeline (Schaefer) Day died Friday, May 30, 2014, at the McLean Health Center in Simsbury. She was 101. Born May 6, 1913, in Canton, OH and raised in the Columbus, OH, suburb of Worthington, she was the daughter of Ruth Spear and Raymond G. Schaefer. She was married for 65 years to Jack Grant Day, now deceased, who was a Cleveland attorney, Ohio Appellate Court judge, and lifelong civil...
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Neil Douglas Chapman

September 25, 1940 - May 27, 2014

Neil Douglas Chapman, 73, of Canton, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home. Born in Bangor, ME on September 25, 1940, son of the late George Chapman and Mina (Hanson) Cormier, he was raised in Bangor, ME and had lived in Canton for the last three years. After high school, Neil served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1961. In 1964, Neil and his family moved to...
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Frank Alan Duncan, Jr.

September 15, 1937 - May 18, 2014

Frank Alan Duncan, Jr., 76, of Granby, beloved husband for 56 years of Jacquelyn Eve (Morin) Duncan, passed away on Sunday, (May 18, 2014) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Erie, PA on September 15, 1937, son of the late Frank Alan Duncan, Sr. and Grace (Struck) Duncan, he was raised in West Dover, VT and had lived in West Springfield, MA, Marlborough, CT, and Boca Raton, FL before moving to Granby. ...
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John Edward Christensen

June 1, 1929 - May 2, 2014

John Edward Christensen "Chris" died peacefully in his sleep on May 2, 2014, at age 84. He was born on June 1, 1929 in Hartford. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lois (Bingham) Christensen; his parents, John and Edwina (Wilson) Christensen; a brother, Richard and his wife, Annette Christensen; a sister-in-law, Rosalie Christensen; and his favorite dog, Red. He leaves to...
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Darlene Janet Bronsord

April 17, 1962 - April 23, 2014

Darlene Janet Bronsord, 52, of West Suffield, loving and devoted mother of Joseph and Jonathan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, (April 23, 2014) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on April 17, 1962, daughter of Deanna (Williams) Shelansky and the late Charles Bronsord, she was raised in Hartland and was a graduate of Simsbury High School, Class of 1980. Darlene started working as a...
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Margaret Burkhart

August 2, 1947 - April 20, 2014

Margaret Ellen (Ogle) Burkhart, 66, of Granby, beloved wife of Kurt Burkhart, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret Ogle she was a life- long resident of her home town, Granby. She graduated from Granby Memorial High School in 1965 and had been involved in numerous community activities over the years. She was an...
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Don Emerson French

December 22, 1926 - April 1, 2014

Don Emerson French peacefully left this world on April 1, 2014 with his loving children at his side. His family is honored to celebrate his accomplished life. Born in 1926 in Plainville, CT to Leroy and Florence (Jackson) French, Don graduated from the Mount Herman School, Class of 1944, was a tri-varsity athlete and co-captained the only undefeated New England championship football team in the...
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Sally Ann Handy

June 17, 1974 - March 20, 2014

Sally Ann Handy, 39, of Simsbury, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born June 17, 1974 in Hartford to Fredrick D. Handy, Jr. and Sally (Beebe) Emerson. She was raised in Granby and graduated from Granby Memorial High School in 1993. For the past fifteen years she made her home in Simsbury. She will be loved and remembered for her vivacious spirit, infectious...
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Robert Isaac Jones

October 14, 1948 - March 13, 2014

Robert "Bob" Isaac Jones, 65, of West Granby, beloved husband for 27 years of Suzanne L. (Beman) Jones, passed away peacefully on Thursday, (March 13, 2014) with his family by his side. Born in New York, NY on October 14, 1948, son of the late Robert D. and Viola M. (Lawton) Jones, he was raised in New York City and had lived in Chicopee, MA for over 20 years before moving to West Granby in 2001...
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Barbara Kilby

March 18, 1934 - March 11, 2014

Barbara (French) Kilby, 79, beloved wife of Franklyn Kilby for 57 years, passed away at home on March 11, 2014 in the loving care of her family and friends. Born on March 18, 1934 in Hartford, Barbara was the devoted daughter of the late Percy and Lillian (Carpenter) French. Barbara went to school in Wethersfield. On the playground in grammar school, she first caught the eye of her future...
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Sanna Isabella Abrahamsen

March 7, 2014 - March 7, 2014

Sanna Isabella Abrahamsen, of East Hartland, was born on March 7 of 2014 at 4:32am. She is now with the Lord and loved ones who have gone on before in a much better place. Her parents: Steven and Debra Abrahamsen, and her siblings: Jakob, Emma, Isak, Maia, Kaiden, Kristian and Isaiah, look forward to being reunited with her in heaven some day. Her great -grandparents: Ansgar and Henny Hansen...
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Elaine M. Cameron

September 14, 1928 - February 20, 2014

Elaine M. Cameron passed away on February 20, 2014. She was born September 14, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Svea Carlson. Besides her husband of 62 years, James R. Cameron, she leaves her son Curt Cameron and his wife Jennifer and their children, Ryan and Emma; her daughter, Linda Errico and her children, Daniel J., Christopher R., and Michael H.; her son, Keith Cameron and his wife...
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Audrey Jean Bombard

March 5, 1927 - February 16, 2014

Audrey Jean (McGee) Bombard, of North Granby, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday, Feb 16, 2014. Born in Hartford in 1927, and raised in Windsor, daughter of Elsie Clemons McGee and Marcus Thornton McGee, she attended John Fitch high school in Windsor. She graduated in 1946 with a degree in Music from Westbrook College for Women, in Portland ME. Married in 1947 to her loving...
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Floyd Wendell Clukey

March 3, 1932 - January 30, 2014

F. Wendell Clukey, 81, of Granby, beloved husband for over 38 years of Beverly (Maynard) Clukey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his home. Born in Washburn, ME to the late Vern and Priscilla (Fields) Clukey, he was a resident of Granby for most of his life and served his country proudly with the US Army during the Korean War. Wendell peddled milk for Kendall Dairy Farm as...
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Nancy Joslin Tolli

April 5, 1941 - January 29, 2014

"Love, laugh and be kind." This is the legacy that Nancy J. Tolli (age 72) of Granby, Connecticut would like to leave as a memorial to her life as she passed on to a new adventure on January 29, 2014. She came up with a saying as she survived 14 years with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, "On the fast paced road of life, I find myself in the slow lane…and occasionally the breakdown lane...
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Dorothy Mohrman

June 17, 1923 - January 21, 2014

Dorothy (Fletcher) Mohrman, 90, of Simsbury, wife of the late Harry L. Mohrman, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Simsbury. Married for 55 years to her high-school sweetheart, she was born on June 17, 1923 in Harrington Park, New Jersey to the late John W. and Dorothea Fletcher. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and founded and directed several pre...
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Jackie Orcutt

October 1, 1961 - January 21, 2014

Jackie (Woods) Orcutt, 52, of Granville, MA, and East Granby, formerly of Suffield, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was born October 1, 1961 in Hartford to the late John and Frances Woods. She loved being involved with "Mark's Cruise Nights", baking, gardening, mowing the lawn, operating heavy equipment, learning about history and her little Gypsie girl but was...
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Claire M. Morin

December 28, 1933 - January 15, 2014

Claire Marie Morin, 80, of Granby, beloved wife of the late Viateur Morin, passed away unexpectly on Wednesday, (January 15, 2014) at her home. Born in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada on December 28, 1933, daughter of the late Edmond and Kilda (Fortier) Roy, she had lived in Canada before moving to Hartford 53 years ago and then to Granby 14 years ago. After moving to Hartford, Claire worked at...
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Patricia Minney-Juliano

May 1, 1953 - January 3, 2014

Patricia "Patt" Minney-Juliano, 60, beloved wife of Eugene A. Juliano of Granby, passed away January 3, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital after ending her courageous battle with lung cancer. Born and raised in Indian Orchard, MA, Patt was a graduate of Cathedral High School and later received her bachelor's degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. On Halloween in 1989, Patt married the love...
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Dorothy Ann Reynolds

April 18, 1922 - December 30, 2013

Dorothy Ann Reynolds, 91, of East Granby, beloved wife for 54 years of the late Donald Robert Reynolds, passed away peacefully on Monday, (December 30, 2013) at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Born in Quincy, MA on April 18, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (McDonough) Wetzler, she was raised in Quincy, MA and had lived in Cheshire for many years before moving to the Pittsburgh, PA...
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