• 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…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Christine Sito Laby

    Christine S. Laby was born March 12, 1948, to John & Florence Sito in Hartford, CT. She graduated from South Catholic High School in 1966. She continued her education at Hartford Hospital in their LPN program and afterwards worked in the Maternity/Labor & Delivery ward of Hartford Hospital. In 1972 she married Phillip Daniel Laby of Hartford. She then brought…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Judith Kulak

    Judith Robinson Kulak (affectionately known as Judy, Mom, Robbie, and AJ) aged 76, of West Hartford, CT, a graduate of Weaver High School in 1959 and Moravian College in 1963, passed away early Saturday afternoon. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Robert John Kulak. She is grieved by her daughters Cate Kulak and her husband Kevin Sheehan,…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Frances Audrey Concatelli

    Frances Audrey (Eno) Concatelli, 83, beloved wife of the late Leo R. Concatelli, of Hartford, died August 2, 2018. Born in Hartford the daughter of the late Francis and Sylvia (Kendra) Eno, she made her home in Hartford for most of her life. Frances worked as a home health aide and was a member of the Hartford Senior Center. She…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    George H. Merritt

    George “Bud” Harrison Merritt George Harrison Merritt, 96, of Naples FL and Old Lyme CT, passed away on August 1, 2018. George was born in Pittsfield MA on December 6, 1921, son of Ethel (Martin) Merritt and Laurence Hobart Merritt. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1939 and Holy Cross College, Class of 1943, with a B.A. in Economics.…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Mark Dadlez

    A man of great faith, Deacon Mark Dadlez passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on July 29, 2018 at the age of 91. Mark was born in Pleszew, Poland on July 21, 1927 to Julian Dadlez and Zofia Remiszewski Dadlez. After the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Pact and the subsequent invasion of Poland, Mark’s father, a…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Mary Kay Godar

    Mary Kay Godar, age 85 passed away on the morning of July 28, 2018 after a period of declining health at the McAuley where she and her husband, Tom Godar MD, have resided since December of 2016. Born and raised in Joy and later Wynnewood, Oklahoma, she is predeceased by her parents Eula Mae and George Henry Jones, as well…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Owen David McNally

    Owen McNally, a gentle man who saw the best in everybody, died on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Hartford Hospital at age 81. Owen was the husband of Sheila (Brett) McNally. Owen was a gifted observer of people and things, and could make language swing with enough joy and spontaneity to rival any jazz improvisation. He had an appreciation for…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Wendy Wolff Susco

    Wendy Wolff Susco died, on July 20, 2018, after struggling with MS for many years. Wendy was born June 24, 1944 and grew up in Cheshire CT, graduating from Cheshire High School as valedictorian. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in North Hampton MA, and then received her JD from the University of Connecticut, where she was elected…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Janet Ann O’Brien

    Janet O’Brien of West Hartford died Tuesday, July 24, at St. Francis Hospital after a cardiac arrest. She was 87 years old. Born in Westchester County, N.Y., Janet Ann Larson was the only daughter of Richard A. and Ethel (Magee) Larson. During her childhood the family lived in the Pelham and Mount Vernon areas of the county and in upstate…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Emily Gregory Brady

    Emily Gregory Brady, 65, of Simsbury passed away on July 20th, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Emily was born in Hartford on February 8th, 1953. She graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford and continued on to receive an Associate Degree from Vermont College in 1973. Emily completed the nursing program at Greater Hartford Community College in 1991, and…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Leopold Arthur Grenier

    Leopold Arthur Grenier, 81, of Coventry, CT passed away on July 21, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia Mary (Owsiak) Grenier. He leaves to mourn his three children Vincent of Coventry, David and his wife Dana of Staffordville, and Susan and her husband Tim Harris of Vernon., four…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Lesley Jennifer Hunt

    Lesley Jennifer (Jenny) Hunt (83) died peacefully Saturday, July 14, 2018 after a heroic fight with Leukemia. Jenny was born in the U.K. on May 3rd, 1935. She is survived by her brother John, her son Michael, her daughter Dawn, her grandchildren Gareth, David, Ryan, Jessica and Shaun, and her great-granddaughter Emmeline. Jenny was raised in London by her parents…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Roberta King McCabe

    Roberta (King) McCabe, 81, of Manchester, CT passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. Roberta was born in Hartford at St. Francis Hospital, March 25, 1937. Eldest child of Annabelle (Nuss) King and Robert Francis King. As a young child Roberta and her parents resided in Wallingford, CT prior to settling in West Hartford. A…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Mary O’Brien

    Mary O’Brien died on July 11, 2018 at the Hughes Convalescent Home in West Hartford. She was Executive Secretary to Adger Willliams in the corporate finance department at the Travelers Insurance Company and was president of the Travelers Women’s Club in 1969. She was a resident of Avon for many years and a member of St. Anne’s Church in Avon.…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    John J. Gallacher

    John J. Gallacher of West Hartford, died suddenly on July 10, 2018. He was 69 years old. John was born in Glasgow, Scotland to the late Rose and James Gallacher. His family immigrated to Canada when he was a child and then to the United States, settling in Kearny, New Jersey. John worked in newspaper advertising sales for different media…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Dennis A. McCormack

    Dennis McCormack was finally vanquished by cancer Monday, July 16, 2018. He died, too soon, after a five year battle, during which he demonstrated all the qualities that made him so loved, by so many. Dennis Anthony McCormack was born November 19, 1951 in Hartford, and raised in East Hartford by his parents, Edward and Margaret (Rempe) McCormack. He is…

  • Hartford,  Newington,  West Hartford

    Frederick L. Pennino

    Frederick L. Pennino, age 77, of Farmington, died July 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm. Fred was born in Everett, MA where he lived until the age of 14 when the family moved to Tewksbury, MA. He attended University of New Hampshire before transferring to Suffolk University in Boston where he earned a BS in Business Administration. He went on to…