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Stratton J. Gunning Obituary

Stratton J. Gunning, 79, beloved husband of Judith (Kirby) Gunning, of West Hartford, died Friday, March 7, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born in Hartford, the son of the late James D. and Geraldine (Moore) Gunning, he made his home in West Hartford for most of his life. He graduated from Hall High School in 1952 and Providence College in 1956. Stratton served in the US Marine Corps and worked at The Travelers Insurance Company, retiring after 40 years of service as a Director. Besides his wife of almost 50 years, he is survived by his two children, Elizabeth Giguere and her husband Richard of East Lyme, Jonathan Gunning and his wife Stefanie of Brooklyn, NY; and two grandchildren, Emerson Gunning and Cassandra Giguere. He was predeceased by his brother James M. Gunning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter Claver Church, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. There are no calling hours. Donations in his name may be made to the House of Bread, 27 Chestnut St., Hartford, CT 06120. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 9, 2014
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