• Unionville

    Olson, Marjorie E. (Smith)

    Marjorie E. (Smith) Olson, 93, of Birch Knoll Rd., Collinsville, widow of Roy H. Olson, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2020) on her Birthday. Born in 1927 in Torrington, she was the daughter of the late Randolph and Edith Smith of Harwinton. Marjorie and her husband were longtime residents of Collinsville. Marjorie graduated Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and enjoyed a…

  • Unionville

    Sheehy, John J.

    John J. Sheehy, 93, of Farmington and formerly Camp Hill PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at UConn Health Center. Born in New York on December 16, 1926, son of the late John and Beatrice (Ahearn) Sheehy, he was a graduate of Manhattan College class of 1950. John served in the United States Navy and worked in…

  • Unionville

    Perry, Joan Muriel (St. Clair)

    Joan Muriel (St. Clair) Perry of Unionville passed into Gods arms on February 10, 2020. She was born in Jersey City N.J. on August 17, 1932 to Irene (Figasewsky) and George St. Clair. On September 23, 1951 she married Robert J Perry and together they enjoyed 68 years of marriage. Along with her husband she is survived by her daughter…

  • Unionville

    Bissonnette, John L.

    With his daughter and granddaughter by his side, John L. Bissonnette passed away peacefully at home in CT, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the age of 91. He is remembered as a highly devoted family man who was always present with a hug, helpful hand, and sense of humor. Born in East Angus, Canada on August 20, 1928, son…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Blackall, Reverend L. Randall

    It is with deep sadness that the family of Reverend L. Randall Blackall (D. Min.) announces his passing on February 13, 2020 to a life where his memory will be restored and he will share in the promises of Christ. Reverend Blackall was born on January 18, 1929 into a prominent Hartford family. His father, John C. Blackall, an attorney,…

  • Unionville

    Gray, John Shapley

    John Shapley Gray of Avon and Westbrook, CT went home to God on February 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New London, CT on March 6, 1946 to John Shapley Gray and Marjorie Allen Gray. He leaves behind his cherished wife Marie Scully Gray and beloved son William Francis Gray and his wife Jenna Pietrick…

  • Unionville

    Griffin, Peter Jay

    Peter Jay Griffin, 73, lifelong resident of Unionville and Farmington, passed away comfortably at home, on February 10, 2020, after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne Stuart Griffin. Pete was born in Hartford on May 20, 1946, the second child of the late Howard Griffin Sr. and Florence (Blanc) Griffin. Pete graduated from Farmington…

  • Unionville

    Champion, Carolyn F.

    Carolyn F. Champion, 85, of Canton, widow of William G. Champion, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 9th, 2020. Born June 26th, 1934 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Frances (Durphee) Carlson. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Deborah Alender and her husband Gary of Bristol, her granddaughter, Nicole Mitchell-Lagasse and her husband…

  • Unionville

    Grant, Heather Lynne

    Heather Lynne Grant, 46, of Unionville, passed away Sunday, February 9th, 2020. Born March 26th, 1973 in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Kean and Marie Elizabeth (McCallum) Grant. Heather is survived by her sister, Shirley J. Cashman and her husband Kevin of Charlotte, NC, her brother, Derek T. Grant of Cheshire, five nieces and one…

  • Unionville

    Neamtz, John C.

    Major John C. Neamtz, USA, (Ret.), 92, of Avon, formerly of Camp Hill, PA, widower of Elizabeth (Nichols) Neamtz and Mary (Giornesto) Neamtz, passed away peacefully Monday, February 3rd, 2020. Born December 17th, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN, son of the late Charles and Mamie (Darlington) Neamtz. John entered the Army program at Ohio State University (ASTRP) in 1944 and was…

  • Unionville

    Durkin, William J.

    William “Bill” Durkin, beloved husband of Sylvia Stegman Durkin, passed peacefully on the morning of February 3rd, surrounded by loving family. He was 86 years old. Bill was born in West Hartford, CT to parents John Durkin and Sarah (Cooney) Durkin. He was a steamfitter and proud member of UA Local 777 (formerly local 218). He is a veteran of…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Camerato, Vincenzina “Jennie”

    Vincenzina (“Jennie”) Camerato, 99, slipped peacefully into heaven on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Jennie was born on August 28, 1920 to Giovanni and Rose Morocco in Hartford, CT. She lived in Hartford all of her life and was a devoted member and lifelong supporter of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Harford. Jennie was a prayerful, loving and giving woman…

  • Unionville

    Booth, Joseph Henry

    Joseph Henry Booth, 96, of Farmington, CT passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 25, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Gwyneth Edwards Booth. Born in Hartford, CT on September 22nd, 1923, he grew up in West Hartford and was a graduate of Hall High in 1941. Joe joined the…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    McGurk, Edward Barry

    Edward Barry McGurk of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday January 24th 2020. Born in Hartford, CT on January 5, 1939 to Edward Balf and Helen (Mayberry) McGurk, Barry graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox, MA and went on to graduate from Boston University, he received his M.A. in Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. and did his…

  • Unionville

    Parker, William Oran, Jr.

    William Oran Parker Jr., 62, of Bristol and formerly Farmington, husband for 32 years to the late Mary J. Parker (Pannone), passed away Wednesday (1/22/20). Born on July 10, 1957 in Hartford, he was the son of Bernadette Parker (Pryzwara) and the late William Parker. William (Bill) was a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he received his BA…

  • Unionville

    Saxton, Jessie S.

    Jessie S. Saxton (Salzer), 87, of Farmington passed away following a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer peacefully at home on Saturday, January 18, 2020. As a beloved wife and mother, Jessie cherished her family and the home she created over 65 years in the Highlands neighborhood of Farmington. As a child growing up in West Hartford, Jessie survived the Hartford…

  • Unionville

    Cronkrite, Kathryn Elizabeth

    Kathryn Elizabeth Cronkrite. On January 19, 2020 a valiant and brilliant woman passed into the arms of the One True God. When she was born in 1953, Cerebral Palsy was not well known or readily diagnosed, Kathy was a breach baby and the delivery was slow and difficult; at birth she did not breathe for several minutes. Kathy was over…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Mitchell, Rev. Thomas Richard

    Rev. Thomas Richard Mitchell, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, January 16, 2020. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 23, 1953, to Thomas R. and Patricia (Rodgers) Mitchell Jr. Fr. Mitchell attended St. Justin School in Hartford and Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford. He entered St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, upon completing his formation,…

  • Unionville

    McGuire, Anita Bellini

    Our Mother, Nana, Great-Nana, Sister and Aunt, Anita Bellini McGuire, formerly of North Providence, RI and late of Unionville, CT, peacefully passed away at St. Mary Home, West Hartford, CT on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Anita was born on Holy Saturday, April 3, 1920, to Angelo and Pauline (D’Agostino) Bellini. She was married to the…

  • Unionville

    Hughes, Ruth S.

    Ruth S. Hughes, 95, of Farmington, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 5th, 2020. Born September 25th, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Cora (Scandrol) Sellemann. Ruth was a longtime resident of Farmington Woods where she served as Past President of the Women’s Club and was a member of the Greater Hartford Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae.…

  • Unionville

    Lawler, Thomas Joseph

    Thomas Joseph Lawler, beloved husband of Angela (Puzzo) Lawler passed away January 3, 2020. The son of the late E. Joseph Lawler and Mary Noonan Lawler was born in New Haven. Raised in Hartford, he attended St. Joseph’s Cathedral Grammar School and graduated from Hartford Public High winning awards in swimming and dancing (Ray Bolger style). He enlisted in the…

  • Unionville

    Scheidel, Paul F., Sr.

    Paul F. Scheidel Sr., 71, of Torrington, beloved husband of Dorothy (Molon) Scheidel passed away peacefully at his home Friday, December 27, 2019. Born in Hartford, November 22, 1948 son of the late Francis W. “Nip” and Mildred (Hackbarth) Scheidel. Prior to retiring, Paul was an Auto Technician in the Farmington Valley for over 40 years. He was a long…

  • Unionville

    Bombara, Pamela Carson

    Pamela Carson Bombara of Avon, Connecticut, inseparable wife of James R. Bombara, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Pam was born to Ellen (Graney) Carson and John Joseph Carson II on October 31, 1941 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. At the end of World War II, Pam and her family moved to Lovely Street, Unionville, Connecticut where…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Sullivan, Kathleen (O’Neill)

    Kathleen O’Neill Sullivan, 75, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born in, Cahersculliben, County Kerry, Ireland, February 29, 1944 to John and Margaret O’Neill. She moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 where she worked at Saint Francis Hospital. As a young girl in America, she learned to…

  • Unionville

    Wagner, Janet (Yuhas)

    Janet (Yuhas) Wagner (70) of Newington, beloved wife of Jess E. Wagner Jr. passed away peacefully at her home Monday December 23rd. Born in Hartford CT March 13, 1949 daughter of the late Steven J. and Paula (Lawrence) Yuhas. Janet entered the Benedictine order at Immaculata Monastery, (Nebraska) ’67 – ’69, and became a Benedictine lay oblate to the same…

  • Unionville

    Fairbrother, Richard J., DMD

    Richard J. Fairbrother, DMD, of West Hartford, CT, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2019. He was born in Providence, RI on January 17, 1952. He was the son of the late Ann F. and John H. Fairbrother. He was a graduate of Northwest Catholic High School, where he was a scholar athlete. He was inducted into the Northwest Catholic…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Gignac, Barbara Ann (Stockman)

    Barbara Ann (Stockman) Gignac of East Hartford, CT died peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital on Sunday, December 15, 2019. She is the only child of the late Walter and Frances Stockman and the decades-long widow of Walter J. (Buck) Gignac. She is a lifelong resident of East Hartford where she treasured family and enjoyed friends, work colleagues at Maguire Group…

  • Unionville

    Deckelman, Paul F., Jr.

    Paul F. Deckelman, Jr., 37, of Hartford, passed away Thursday, December 12th, 2019. Paul will be remembered for his work ethic, his sense of humor and his compelling personality. He is survived by his father, Paul F. Deckelman, Sr., and his partner Raimie Weber, his mother, Patricia Shannon, his son, Aiden, his brother, Mark Deckelman, his sister, Brooke Matuszczak and…

  • Unionville

    Harvey, Kenneth G.

    Kenneth G. Harvey, 90, longtime resident Farmington, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at UCONN’s John Dempsey Hospital on December 13, 2019. Ken was born in 1929, in Hartford, CT, son of George and Ann (Buettner) Harvey. He attended William H. Hall High School in West Hartford where he excelled in football and was named to the…

  • Unionville

    Donaldson, Lee Arthur

    Lee Arthur Donaldson (66) of Unionville passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on December 7, 2019, after an arduous battle with kidney disease. He was born on January, 27, 1953 in Bridgeport, CT to Arthur and Sylvia (Skorvz) Donaldson. He graduated from Milford High School in 1971. He married his wife Deborah Lee (Blodgett) in 1974. They had been…

  • Unionville

    Hemphill, Vera (Pyle)

    Vera (Pyle) Hemphill, 91, of Unionville, beloved widow of Gerald W. Hemphill, Sr., to whom she was married to for 68 ½ years, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Born October 16th, 1928 in Pensacola, FL, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Lee (Norred) Pyle. Along with her husband, Vera was the Co-Owner of Wee…

  • Unionville

    Hemphill, Vera (Pyle)

    Vera (Pyle) Hemphill, 91, of Unionville, beloved widow of Gerald W. Hemphill, Sr., to whom she was married to for 68 ½ years, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Born October 16th, 1928 in Pensacola, FL, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Lee (Norred) Pyle. Along with her husband, Vera was the Co-Owner of Wee…

  • Unionville

    Messick, David Wilson

    David Wilson Messick, 63, of Burlington, passed away peacefully November 30th, 2019 at Bristol Hospital after a lifelong illness. Born June 19th, 1956 in Cromwell to the late Harold W. and Thelma (Noren) Messick. Dave is survived by his brother, Bryan and his wife Dorothy (Pilon) Messick of Bristol, his sister, Deborah J. Golden of Sarasota, FL, two nephews, Tucker…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Mullarkey, Margaret A. “Peggy”

    Margaret A. (Peggy) Mullarkey of West Hartford passed away peacefully Saturday, November 30th at St. Mary Home. Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland daughter of the late Edward J. and Anne Theresa (Nealon) Mullarkey, she graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, Class of 1956. Prior to retiring, Peggy was the Manager at the Farmington Motor Inn in…

  • Unionville

    Caddick, Kenneth Mason

    Kenneth Mason Caddick, age 66, died on Thursday, November 28, 2019 after a long illness. Kenny, born in Bristol, was a lifelong resident of Farmington. He was an avid Bass fisherman and also belonged to the Northwest CT Sportsmen’s Association. Kenny was best known for his love of music. He played bass guitar for several bands in Connecticut. Kenny was…

  • Unionville

    O’Connor, Margaret (Peggy) J

    Margaret (Peggy) J. O’Connor (nee O’Connor) of West Hartford, formerly of Hartford CT., loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted family on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. Peggy was predeceased by her beloved husband, William (Billy) O’Connor, to whom she was married for sixty-four years. Peggy was born in the beautiful village of…

  • Unionville

    Bradley, David Reed

    David Reed Bradley, 69, of Glastonbury, CT beloved husband of Kathleen Schiano and loving father of James Bradley and Eleanor Bradley Healy passed away peacefully November 30th, 2019 at his home in Avon. Funeral and burial arrangements will be announced shortly, further information to follow both online and in the Hartford Courant.

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Scotto, Brenda F.

    Brenda F. Scotto, 76, of New Britain, passed away peacefully Monday, November 25th, 2019. Born August 15th, 1943 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Burtt and Natalie (Beem) Farley. Brenda loved dancing, music and singing and especially her Boo kitty. She enjoyed her friends and travelling, especially with her family, but nothing was more important to her…

  • Hartford,  Unionville

    Carrier, Edward Stratton “Ted”

    Edward Stratton Carrier (Ted), 91, of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday November 18, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Sally Davis Carrier with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Ted was born September 19, 1928 to the late Edward M. and Alberta (Stratton) Carrier of Hartford CT. He graduated from Kingswood School, West Hartford in…