• Danbury

    Thomas P. Ruggiero Sr. – September 21, 1923 – July 27, 2015

    Thomas Peter Ruggiero, Sr., age 91, of New Fairfield passed at Western Connecticut Regional Hospice on Monday, July 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Pelerina Mele.. Mr. Ruggiero was born in the Bronx, NY on September 21, 1923, a son of the late Vito and Angelina (Guadagno) Ruggiero. He proudly served his country…

  • New Britain

    Samuel Perniciaro

    Samuel S. Perniciaro, 92, of Plainville, CT., died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at The Summit at Plantsville. Sam was born in Passaic, New Jersey and was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Niosi) Perniciaro. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and worked as a custodian for the Plainville School System and Landers, Frary &…

  • Groton

    Raymond Francis Startz 7/27/2015 Groton, CT

    Raymond Francis Startz Jr, 72, of Eustis, Florida, and formerly of Groton, died on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Thiessen) Startz. Raymond was born in New London on November 24, 1942, the son of Raymond F. Startz Sr. and Mary (Ashley) Startz. He worked as an…

  • Mystic

    Raymond Francis Startz 7/27/2015

    Raymond Francis Startz Jr, 72, of Eustis, Florida, and formerly of Groton, died on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Thiessen) Startz. Raymond was born in New London on November 24, 1942, the son of Raymond F. Startz Sr. and Mary (Ashley) Startz. He worked as an…

  • West Hartford

    Sister Mary Ellen Murphy

    Sister Mary Ellen Murphy (Teresa Joseph) of the Sisters of Mercy died unexpectedly on Monday, July 27, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. A native of West Hartford, born to the late James and Lucy Anne Jackman Murphy, Sister attended Mount St. Joseph Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from St. Joseph College, now University of St. Joseph. She…

  • Jewish Communities

    OFSTEIN

    Robert F. Ofstein, 86, of West Hartford, died July 11. He was the husband of Ida (Trabucco) Ofstein. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Irving and Dorothy (Ravich) Ofstein. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, James D. Ofstein and his wife…

  • Seymour

    Nancy Ainsworth

    OXFORD, CT: Nancy Ainsworth, age 62 of Oxford entered peaceful rest on July 26, 2015 at Gaylord Specialty Health Care, Wallingford; she was the beloved wife of 30 years to the late Robert C. Ainsworth. Mrs. Ainsworth was born April 6, 1953 in Derby, daughter of the late Edwin Eric. Sr. and Jeanette (Hutt) Arsan. She was retired from the…

  • Meriden

    Crucita Rios

    Crucita Rios, 86, of Meriden, wife of the late Pedro Rios, died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born January 6, 1929 in Aguada, PR. Crucita loved to cook and sew and especially looked forward to her Sunday family dinners. Every person who knew her got to know her as their own “Mamacita” She is…

  • East Hartford

    Marie Gardner

    Marie L. (Steppe) Gardner, 93, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Martin Ludwig and the late Everett Gardner, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was born December 30, 1921 in Rockville, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Hunniford) Steppe. Marie volunteered at the American Red Cross, Rockville General Hospital, and delivered Meals on Wheels for…

  • Waterbury

    Anna Guerrera

    WATERBURY – Mrs Anna Guerrera age 90, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of her family, on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the Vitas Innovative Care Unit of St. Marys Hospital. Born July 26, 1924 in Benevento Pontelandolfo Italy, Anna the daughter of the late Giuseppi and Victoria Addona. Funeral services for Anna were held…

  • Enfield

    Anne Duarte

    Anne Marie (Thompson) Duarte, 75, of Enfield, entered into eternal life on Sunday July 26, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Ctr., Hartford, CT. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Duarte (1994). She was born on July 16, 1940 in Fall River, MA a daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Farrell) Thompson and had…

  • Coventry

    Berta Bonderman

    Berta Lee Bonderman, 79, of Tolland, beloved wife of the late Glenn Bonderman, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was born December 27, 1935 in Lewiston, ME, daughter of the late Elbert and Hazel (Parkhurst) Sawyer. She volunteered for many years with the YFU Exchange Program, at Woodlake at Tolland Nursing Home, and the Kitty Angels. Lee is…

  • Norwich

    Gerard Scott

    George “Bumnum” J. Scott, Jr. November 14, 1945 – July 25, 2015 Norwich – George “Bumnum” J. Scott, Jr., 69, of Sylvian St., formerly of FL, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Backus Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. God took home a good man, father, and friend. Born in Norwich on November 14, 1945 he was the son of…

  • Hartford County

    Griffin, Jeremiah P.

    Jeremiah P. Griffin, of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of West Hartford, husband of Kathleen (O’Connor) Griffin, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Born in Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland, son of the late Michael and Mary (Foley) Griffin. Prior to retiring, Jerry was employed by The Town of West Hartford in the Public School System for 6 six years, and then…

  • Jewish Communities

    LUBCHANSKY

    Lucile Lubchansky Levine, 95, has died. She was the widow of David Levine. Born in New London, she was the daughter of Esther and Morris Lubchansky. She was a member of Congregation Ahavath Achim. She is survived by her daughters, Arlene Tulacro of Darien, and Honore Poch of West Chester, Pa.; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Email this page The…

  • Unionville

    Tenan, Joan (Lee)

    Joan (Lee) Tenan, 72 of Bristol, beloved wife of Louis J. Tenan, passed away Tuesday, July 21st at the Bristol Hospital.  Joan was born on January 12, 1943 in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Richard E. Lee, Sr. and Eugenia (Goulet) Lee. Prior to retiring Joan was associated with both Finast and Waldbaums stores. Besides her husband, Joan is…

  • Meriden

    Paul Fortin

    Paul H. Fortin, 86, husband of the late Janet Rueb Fortin, died on Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Connecticut Hospice Center in Branford after a brief illness. Born in Exeter, NH on March 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Leon and Annette Cloutier Fortin. Mr. Fortin resided in Meriden for the past 8 years and graduated…

  • Enfield

    Karen Stein

    Karen (Schafer) L. Stein, 54, of Enfield, CT loving wife of Jeff Stein passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family. Karen was born on July 7, 1961 in Kittery, Maine, the daughter of Kenneth and the late Susan (Caven) Schafer, Sr. Karen was employed for The Hartford for many years as…