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    Kyle Chariott

    View Kyle Chariott Tolland Kyle Anthony  Chariott,  30, of Tolland passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he was the beloved son of Donald Chariott of Berlin and Tamara Chojnacki of Colorado .  He was employed as a welder at Log Rite Tools in Vernon. Kyle loved his cat, Benji.  He was a fan of auto racing.  He was known for his kindness to strangers.   Kyle was always there for his family and friends, ready t…

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    Enrichetta “Henrietta” Bruschino

    View Enrichetta “Henrietta” Bruschino Kensington Enrichetta “Henrietta” (Verrillo) Bruschino, 93 of Kensington passed away peacefully on February 29, 2020. Enrichetta was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Bruschino. She was born in San Pietro, Infine, Caserta, Italy on February 1, 1927, the daughter of the late Antonio and Antonia (Fuoco) Verrillo. Enrichetta enjoyed cooking, making homemade pasta, sauce, pizza and bread. She especially enjoyed canning tomatoes and taking care of her extra…

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    Dolores Wnuk

    View Dolores Wnuk East Berlin Dolores Yvette (King) Wnuk passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020 surrounded by her five sons.   A resident of East Berlin for over 60 years, Dolores was the daughter of Francis and Azelie King, born and raised in Collinsville CT. and graduated from Canton High, class of 1948. She worked for many years at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and was a member of Sacred Heart Church of East Berlin and St. Paul Church of Berlin. Dol…

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    Angelo Nemphos

    View Angelo Nemphos Berlin Angelo William Nemphos, 85, passed away at Ledgecrest Health Care in Berlin on Wednesday January, 29, 2020.  Born August 29, 1934 in Greece, he son of the late William and Phelanthe (Exarhakos) Nemphos.  He came to the United States to Meriden, Ct at the age of 19.  He was an electronics technician, employed by United Technologies – Hamilton Standard and was assigned to quality control, working on the Apollo 13 mission project. Angelo is survived by h…

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    Noella Daigle

    View Noella Daigle Berlin Noella (Charette) Daigle, 84, passed away peacefully at 2 am Sunday February 2nd, 2020 after a long battle with illness. She is survived by: her son, Steven Daigle and wife Susan; her son, James Daigle and companion Linda; her daughter Debra Mucci and husband Patrick; her daughter Lisa Daigle; and her daughter Karen Daigle. She was predeceased by: her husband of 63 years, Elbridge Daigle; her son Lester Daigle; and her brothers Herman, Nelson, and Richard Charette. T…

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    Albert Deiwert

    View Albert Deiwert Kensington Albert A. Deiwert, 91, of Kensington, husband of the late Mary (Leiser) Deiwert passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Born in McDonald, Ohio, the son of the late Carl and Louise (Fouks) Deiwert. Albert Deiwert lived in Kensington since 1971. He was an industrial engineer/facilities manager at Atlantic Aerospace of Newington. He worked 35 years before retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington where he was an usher for many years. He…

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    Gerald Campana

    View Gerald Campana Berlin Gerald L. Campana, 74, of Berlin, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  He was the husband of the late Irene (Marchocki) Campana.  Together, they made their home at 92 Ledge Dr. for over 20 years.   A native of New Britain, born on March 26, 1945, the only child of the late Louis A. and Irene (Sacco) Campana, he moved to become a long term resident of Berlin.  Jerry was employed for 30 years with Acura of Berlin, being a st…

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    Florence Gontarz,

    View Florence Gontarz, Berlin Florence Gontarz, 88, of Berlin, passed away on November 29, 2019 after a period of declining health. Born in Newington, on April 5, 1931, Florence was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Banulski. Florence grew up in Newington and graduated from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford in 1953 with a degree in Economics and Business.  Also in 1953, Florence married her husband John Gontarz and made their home in Berlin where they raised their family. Over the yea…

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    Raymond Prey

    View Raymond Prey Kensington Raymond J. Prey, 89, of Kensington passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Born July 18, 1930 in New Britain, he was a son of the late Louis J. and Mary (Padelli) Prey. Ray was a graduate of New Britain High School (1949) and a talented basketball player.  He was a member of the 1948-49 high school team that won the state championship and was one of two players chosen to be placed on the All-New England team.  He worked at Stanley Tools as a purchasi…

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    Barbara Hart

    View Barbara Hart New Britain The presence of Barbara Mary Hart, 94, a lifelong resident of New Britain, was requested in Heaven on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She graciously and peacefully accepted. She was born to Thomas Hart and Josephine (Snyder) Hart on February 4, 1925. She was the last surviving member of her siblings who included Josephine (Makuch), Irene (Nadolny), William, Thomas and Robert. Theirs was a family of solid work ethic, strong moral values, good humor, service to countr…

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    Rita Kropf

    View Rita Kropf New Britain Rita J. Kropf, of Kensington, wife of Joseph Kropf, Sr., passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019.  Born in New Britain on January 11, 1938, a daughter of the late Raymond and Rose (Paretta) DiVicino, Rita worked as a dental hygienist for more than 40 years, in Berlin, New Britain, Meriden and West Hartford.  She was a parishioner of St. Paul Church in Kensington. Beside her husband, Rita is survived by a son:  Joseph and his wife, Kim, 2 daughters:…

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    Jane Waterschoot

    View Jane Waterschoot Berlin Jane Waterschoot (Beebe), lifelong resident of Berlin, passed away at the age of 64, early on the morning of September 11, 2019 due to complications regarding a recent illness. Jane was an active member of Berlin Congregational Church supporting many of the church’s missions and outreach programs.  She enjoyed assisting the homeless through the church’s Family Promise ministry.  Jane also staffed the church’s fundraising booth at the Berlin Fair as well …

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    Laurie Menard

    View Laurie Menard Berlin Laurie Mengual Menard, 57, of Berlin, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2019 at Apple Rehab in Cromwell. She was born in New Britain on April 12, 1962 to Fernando and Mary Mengual. Laurie graduated from Berlin High School in 1980 and Middlesex Community College in 1982. She enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family, taking long walks with her father, and cuddling with her beloved cat, Molly.  Lauri…

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    Christopher Rozycki

    View Christopher Rozycki Kensington Christopher 51, passed away on August 3rd, 2019.  A Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher, was held on August 7, 2019 at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling Street, Kensington.  Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery New Britain,. The service and Burial was private.  Christopher 51, passed away on August 3rd, 2019.  A Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher, was held on August 7, 2019 at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling Street,… View   Send Flowers

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    David Colite

    View David Colite Kensington David W. Colite, Sr., 74, of Kensington, husband of Lawrie A. (Petuskis) Colite, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.  Born in Meriden, a son of the late William R. and Helen (Swienton) Colite, David was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force stationed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in South Carolina, where he was a member of the honor guard.  While in the military, David traveled extensively. David was employed as an electrician by Pratt & Whitney …

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    Joseph Briganti

    View Joseph Briganti Kensington Joseph J. Briganti, widower of Gilmay (Michaud) Briganti, passed away June 22, 2019. A Kensington resident since 1956, he was born in New Britain on Feb. 28, 1922. He was the son of Paul and Grace (Cimino) Briganti, and attended New Britain public schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Oct. of 1942 and was assigned to the USS Makin Island aircraft carrier CVE 93. He did duty in the South Pacific and earned 5 battle stars, being honorably discharged in 1946. He m…

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    June Norton

    View June Norton Kensington It is with deep sadness that we announce the tragic unexpected passing from a devastating fall on May 5, 2019, surrounded by her family at Hartford Hospital head trauma unit.  Our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, June French Norton was born in New Britain, CT, July 24,1929, a daughter of the late Martin and Blanche (Roy) French. She was the loving wife and soul partner of Donald Norton of 68 years this May 21st. They were …

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    Patricia Tipton

    View Patricia Tipton Berlin Patricia M. Tipton 75, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. She was born in Middletown, daughter of the late Robert and Julia (Smigel) Bouchard and the wife of the late Robert Tipton. Pat is survived by three sisters and brothers-in- law: Lucille and Clinton Ross of Wallingford, Joanne and Mike Wirth of North Carolina and Barbara and Joe Buckie of Higganum and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call at the Berlin Memoria…

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    Florence DiMauro

    View Florence DiMauro Berlin The skies opened up and the angels descended.  They had a mission to take our loving mother Florence, home to rest with them.  Born Florence Elizabeth Adamowicz on Feb 22, 1922, to the late Bolislaw and Alexandra (Milewska) Adamowicz on a small farm in Cromwell.  Mom had a large family, many of whom are now deceased.  Stanley, Genevieve, Raymond, Joseph, Edward, Walter, Francis and brother Charles, who died in WWII…

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    Richard Rybczynski

    View Richard Rybczynski New Britain Richard J. Rybczynski passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Richard was born in New Britain, CT on April 22, 1944 and resided in New Britain all of his life. Richard was the founder, manager, lead guitarist, vocalist, and harmony coordinator of the Sharades, an oldies band playing music from the 50’s, 60’s and more.  Richard founded the Sharades in 1981 and continued to play with them up until the end of 2018.  He was a…

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    Robert Panetta Jr

    View Robert Panetta Jr Kensington Robert A. Panetta, Jr., 65, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Born in New Britain, a son of the late Robert A. Panetta Sr. and Eleanor (Mirante) – Lamitola, and the husband of Jacqueline A. (Liss) Panetta.  Robert loved fishing, music (Karaoke), summers in Rhode Island, and he loved being with his grandchildren.  Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law:  Eric (Shannon) Panetta of Co…

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    Lena Pepe

    View Lena Pepe Kensington Lena M. Pepe, 106, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019.  Born in Stafford Springs, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Sophia (Mezzio) Veneziano and the wife of the late Edward J. Pepe.Lena worked at Prentice Mfg. Co. in her younger years.  After her marriage, she was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her family.  Lena loved social gatherings with her family and friends. Music was her passion and she loved singing and dancing.  &…

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    Patricia (Patti) Audette

    View Patricia (Patti) Audette Prospect Patricia Ann (Patti) Audette, 77, beloved companion of Joseph Wise, of Prospect Connecticut passed away on March 6, 2019 in Middlefield with her loving family by her side.  Born in New Britain a daughter of the late Armand T. and Irene V. Audette. Patti was the owner/operator of B&R stables in Prospect, CT for over 35 years, where she was known for a lifetime of dedication to her beloved families and each and every horse she ever had the pleasur…

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    Andrew Chatlas

    View Andrew Chatlas Kensington Andrew Gregory Chatlas, 66, of Kensington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 4, 2019. Andy was the beloved husband of 26 years to Kathleen (Littlefield) Chatlas and the loving and proud Dad of Joseph Frederick Chatlas.  Andy was born June 2, 1952 in New Britain to his devoted and loving parents, Steven and Mary (Kochanowsky) Chatlas who predecease him.   Andy was raised in New Britain and Kensington and, in 2004, happily moved his …

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    Clara ” Betty ” Charest

    View Clara ” Betty ” Charest East Berlin Clara (Dyer) Charest, a life long resident of East Berlin, died peacefully Friday, March 1, 2019 at her home.   She is survived by her son Wayne Charest from East Berlin, stepdaughter Brenda Hebert from Southington, grandson Samuel Charest from Bridgeport, granddaughter Kelsey Charest from Wallingford, brother Richard Dyer from New Hartford, sister Patricia Dickinson and her husband Charlie of Cromwell, nieces, nephews, 4 step grandchildren, …

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    Matilda Lenk

    View Matilda Lenk New Britain Dr. Matilda Lenk, a longtime New Britain resident and podiatrist with a practice on West Main Street until 1998, died on February 27 after a short illness. She was 92. Dr. Lenk was born in Hartford, a daughter of Elizabeth and Frank Lenk, who emigrated from Lithuania in the 1910s. The family moved to New Britain in 1931, first living on Franklin Street, and then on Church Street, where they were parishioners at St. Andrew’s. Dr. Lenk attended St. Mary’s School an…

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    Lena Dechichio

    View Lena Dechichio Kensington Lena T. Dechichio 94, of Kensington passed away on Feb 21, 2019. Born in Yonkers N.Y. on 11/5/1924, wife of the late Daniel Dechichio and a daughter of the late Giovanni and Assunta (Tromboni) DeLorenzo. She retired from Stanley Works in 1982 and was a member of the AARP and the Berlin Senior Citizens. Lena is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-laws: Michael (Claudette) Dechichio of Willington and Daniel (Diana) Dechichio of Wesley Chapel FL, two sisters: …

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    Everett Hill

    View Everett Hill Kensington Everett Gerard Hill, 87, of Kensington, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife Eleanor Dukett Hill of 64 years.  Everett was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1955 at the 446th Bombardment Squadron, Pinecastle Air Force Base, FL. He was awarded the good conduct medal and/ or clasp for his demonstration of honor, efficiency and fidelity during PD INDC. He was a member of the American Legion …

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    Isabel Prey

    View Isabel Prey Kensington Isabel M. Prey 97, of Kensington passed away on Saturday February 2, 2019.  Born in New Britain a daughter of the late Louis J. and Mary (Padelli) Prey.  Isabel worked for various companies as executive secretary and retired from the American Cancer Society – New Britain Unit as the executive director.   Isabel loved crocheting, knitting, oil painting and was a clothes horse.  She was a life-time member of the Wethersfield Art League and a …

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    Isable Prey

    View Isable Prey Kensington Isabel M. Prey 97, of Kensington passed away on Saturday February 2, 2019.  Born in New Britain a daughter of the late Louis J. and Mary (Padelli) Prey.  Isabel worked for various companies as executive secretary and retired from the American Cancer Society – New Britain Unit as the executive director.   Isabel loved crocheting, knitting, oil painting and was a clothes horse.  She was a life-time member of the Wethersfield Art League and a …

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    Mary ( “Mae” ) Besse

    View Mary ( “Mae” ) Besse Bristol Mary “Mae” M Besse, 87, of Bristol, wife of the late Elmer F Besse, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday January 7, 2019 after a long battle with dementia and COPD.  Born in Bridgeport, CT, Mary was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Anna V. (Baluha) Shortell and is predeceased by her sister Florence A. Costa and her stepson David Besse. Mary was employed as a factory worker at Avco Lycoming in Stratford, CT as well as a b…

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    Jane Clemens

    View Jane Clemens Berlin Jane O Clemens 92 of Berlin Ct joined her husband Robert (Bob) Clemens, son Paul and daughter Gail in heaven, December 29, 2018.  Born March 8, 1926 to the late James and Theresa Flanigan Oliver, of Hartford, Ct. Jane was preceded by her brother James Oliver. Jane leaves her children, Mark Clemens, Beth & Peter Campanelli, Ruth & David Sturgeon, Judy & George Procko, Neal Clemens, and Dean & Donna Clemens.  Grandchildren Nicole & Marco Ba…

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    Tammie Landry Hale

    View Tammie Landry Hale West Hartford Tammie J. Landry Hale, 55, of West Hartford, formerly of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on December 26, 2018. She is survived by her loving wife Denise Hale, her son, Michael Jacob Mannino, her grandson, Jacob Cade Mannino, and her loyal companion, Sophie. She was the daughter of the late O.T. and Ann (Barber) Landry and was preceded in death by her sister and brother, Dot and Mike, and is survived by her siste…

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    Anna Sell

    View Anna Sell Berlin Anna Mary (Wagner) Sell, 100, of Berlin, wife of the late Warren H. Sell, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 with her family by her side.  Born in Hummelstown, PA on February 23, 1918, Anna spent most of her life in Harrisburg, PA, before moving to Berlin in 2014.  Anna was employed by Sears & Robuck as a clerk for many years before her retirement.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing and shopping. Anna is survived by a daughter:  Patricia Radenc…

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    Allan Stepash

    View Allan Stepash New Britain Allan Stepash, 76, a life-long resident of New Britain, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2018.  Born on September 18, 1942, the beloved son of the late Michael and Helen (Muszynski) Stepash, Allan served his country in the US Navy. He was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as an instrument mechanic for 40 years, retiring in 2005.  A man of faith, Allan was a kind and gentle soul who remained close to his sisters, nieces and nephews throughou…