• Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Fr. John Baptist Pesce C.P.

    Father John Baptist Pesce, a Passionist priest, died on September 26, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 95 years old. Fr. John Baptist was born on November 2, 1923 and was the son of the late Louis Pesce and the late Santina Roseo Pesce. He was the brother of the late Dominick Pesce. Fr. John Baptist graduated from Emerson…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Barbara B. Barrett

    Barbara (Brown) Barrett, 99, of Niantic and formerly West Hartford, widow of James F. Barrett, died Monday at her home. Born June 29, 1919 in East Rutherford, New Jersey to Clarence H. and Emilie (Koch) Brown. She grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, and graduated from Dwight School in Englewood in 1937 before going on to Vassar College, graduating in 1941.…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Josephine DeGrandi Mascolo

    Josephine D. Mascolo, 90, beloved wife of Joseph P. Mascolo of West Hartford passed away on September 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Rosina Gallitto DeGrandi and the late Sebastian DeGrandi of West Hartford and the sister of the late Joseph A. DeGrandi of McClean, Virginia. She was born on May 24, 1928 in Hartford. She attended…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    John "Jack" R. Morrison

    John R. (Jack) Morrison, 77, of Bloomfield, Ct, husband of Elizabeth (Betsy) Morrison, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of the late Gertrude (Guimond) and Roland Morrison. He earned a BBA from Fairfield University and a MSW from Fordham University in 1969. Jack devoted his life…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Willard H. Forristall

    Willard H. Forristall, 95, of West Hartford, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at his home. He was born March 12, 1923 in Simsbury, CT. He lived in West Hartford since 1935. He was a graduate of the old Hall High School and the United States Merchant Marine Academy as a 3rd Officer during World War II and received an…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Audree Eugenia Raffay

    Audree Eugenia Kuehne Raffay, beloved wife of the late Stephen J. Raffay, passed away peacefully on Friday August 31, 2018 with her family by her side. Audree was born Jan. 30, 1930, daughter of the late George Berger Kuehne and Alice Minginovich Kuehne. As a child growing up in Montvale, NJ she asked her parents for piano lessons and showed…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Doris Suits

    Doris Suits of West Hartford CT passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Doris was born on October 16, 1934. Doris was predeceased by her father, William Suits; mother, Madalene Suits; and siblings, Cleo Deschler; and William Richard "Dick" Suits. She is survived by the family of Carol Hood (Gary & family), East Branch NY, W.…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Joyce Speziale

    Joyce Speziale, 75, a lifelong resident of West Hartford, died on August 28, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Dominick and Bernice (Kalinowski) Speziale. Joyce was a graduate of Conard High School, Class of 1960. She was a career employee of the State of Connecticut, initially with the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and more recently, a medical transcriptionist…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Tom Hurney

    Thomas (Tom) Hurney of Reston, Va. died on August 21, 2018, surrounded by his family after a brief illness and complications from a stroke. He was born on December 8, 1929, in Boston, son of Thomas F. Hurney and Helen E. Hurney (Lemieux) He spent most of his childhood in West Hartford, graduating from William H. Hall High school, and…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Camilla A. Winston

    WINSTON, (Martucci) Camilla A. of West Hartford, died Sunday August 19, 2018, at her home in West Hartford. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Novella Martucci. Camilla was twice widowed, most recently by Henry Winston of Lynn, MA and previously by James Polson of Danvers, MA. Camilla graduated from William H. Hall High…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Elvira P. Shusterman

    Elvira P. Shusterman (Vera), 92, of West Hartford, passed away at St Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family on August 21, 2018. Vera was born on May 1, 1926 in Hartford to the late Ida and Alexander Previtali. She was predeceased by her late husband Samuel Shusterman. Vera was a deeply loving, caring mother, “Nonni”, and friend, and was…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Christopher S. Barrett

    Christopher Sullivan Barrett, 86, of West Hartford, died Monday, August 20. The beloved husband of the late, Sheila Kelly Barrett. Born in New York, New York, the son of Howard and Isabel Barrett, he made his home in West Hartford for over 40 years. He moved to Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield where he lived for the last 7 years.…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Edward G. Healey

    Edward Gilday Healey of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, August 17, 2018, three days shy of his 62nd birthday. Ed was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the second of seven children born to Anne M. (O’Brien) Healey and the late John F. Healey of West Hartford. He grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Conard…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Mark K. Kotyla

    It is with the utmost sadness that I write this post. My best friend for the past 30 years and husband for the past 27 years was diagnosed with aggressive b cell non hodgkins lymphoma last Monday. Like any other health issues Mark has ever faced, we planned to face this head on and were committed to beating this. Plan:15…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    John C. Taylor

    John Cowdery Taylor (Jack), husband, father, grandfather, (and passionate peruser of periodicals) passed away August 2nd, 2018 after a long and interesting 94 years of life. Jack was born in 1923 in Shanghai to Walter and Anne Taylor during the two decades his father spent as a missionary chemistry professor in China, fondly remembering his early expatriate years throughout his…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Robert J. Kiely

    Robert J. Kiely, 91, of West Hartford, Connecticut passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on August 15, 2018. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Robert (Bob) was the son of Howard Francis and Mary (Koverman) Kiely. Bob grew up as a member of the Greatest Generation, and throughout his life was committed to his family, country and faith. Bob graduated from…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Karin Stockmann Laakso

    Karin (Stockmann) Laakso, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2018, at her beloved UCONN Medical Center. She was born in Waterbury to Marlis (Bratz) and Hans Stockmann. She graduated from the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing with her RN and Boston University with a BSN Summa Cum Laude. She also was a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of…