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Martin Oktavec

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HIGGANUM, Conn. -- Martin "Marty" James Oktavec, 25, of Higganum, son of James Oktavec of Middletown and Sharon (McKenna) Tucker of Colchester, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.

He was born in Middletown and was a graduate of Haddam-Killingworth High School, Class of 2001. Marty was most recently employed with Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Tamara Tucker of Ellington, Conn.; step-father, Thomas Ragion of Colchester; step-mother, Jennifer Oktavec of Middletown, Conn.; maternal grandfather, John E. McKenna of Woodford; paternal grandfather, James Oktavec Sr. and his wife, Beverly of Higganum, Conn.; paternal step-grandfather, Toni Williams of Middletown, Conn.; a step-brother, David Ragion of Windsor Locks; and several aunts and uncles including Gene and Jeanne McKenna of Bennington; cousins Ryan, Justin, Megan and Kevin McKenna, also of Bennington, and many beloved friends.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Marion (Rizza) Williams, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008; he was also predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Janice (Gallagher) McKenna.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, followed by an 11 a.m. Funeral Liturgy in St. Peter’s Church, Maple Ave., Higganum. Burial will be in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connection House of Middletown, 955 So. Main St., Middletown, CT 06457.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 22, 2008
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