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Nunez, Evarista  
Happy Mother's Day Love, Aidy
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Apr. 29 to May 10, 2015
Raulukaitis, Gloria Marie  
We love you always. Love husband Edward, Joseph, Bruce and Darlene.
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 29, 2015
Schultz, Marguerite Anne  
Although we can no longer see you, hug you or tell you about our day, we feel you in our hearts always. Happy Mother's Day! Love, Denise & Peter Kurt & Deborah Samantha,Peter & Isabella
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Published in The Hartford Courant from May 4 to May 10, 2015
Shail, Stephen Haines - Essex  
A memorial service for Stephen Haines Shail, 50, of Essex who passed away April 21, 2015, will be held Sat. May 9, 2015 at 1:00PM in the Haddam Neck Congregational Church in Haddam Neck, CT. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com .
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Apr. 30 to May 6, 2015

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Barrett, Matthew Carroll - Niantic  
Matthew Carroll Barrett, 76, of Crescent Beach, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 2, 2015, leaving behind his loving wife of 52 years, Kathleen (Schwartz) Barrett. Born on October 22, 1938 in Hartford, CT, he is the son of the late Frederick and Mary (Carroll) Barrett. Matt was a graduate of Loomis and the College of Holy Cross, Class of 1960. He had a dedicated, 36-year career working for Travelers Insurance Company until his retirement in 1996. Matt raised his family in Windsor where he dedicated many years to coaching little league and youth basketball. He was a devoted member of St. Gabriel's parish where he volunteered for the Immaculate Conception homeless shelter in Hartford, sang in the Good Shepherd choir and taught CCD. After his retirement, he got to enjoy his love for the shore by moving to his childhood, summer home - Crescent Beach, where he became active in serving on the board for the Crescent Beach Association. His days were spent doing the activities he loved most¿ kayaking, sailing, crabbing with his grandchildren, playing cards at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club and having breakfast with the "Muffin Men." Matt was loved and admired by all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by his children, Kathleen Zarek and her husband Mark of South Windsor, Linda Barnard and her husband Scott of Hopkinton, Ma, Karen Roskelly and her husband Tom of Portsmouth, RI, Laura Bombe and her husband Paulo of Chicago, Matthew Barrett and his wife Sue of Madison, and Nancy Barrett of Somerville, MA and his grandchildren Katelyn, Kelsey, Garrett, Megan, Antonio, Paulinho, Annie, Grace and Jane. Matt was predeceased by his brother Freddie Barrett. He also leaves behind his siblings Mary Ann Farrell, Betty Lou Bowles, Billy Barrett, Patty Jo Shannon, Bobby Barrett, and Katie Schackner. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dawn and Christine and all the staff of the Center for Hospice Care for their amazing compassion and support. They will receive friends on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 4-7 at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Ave, Niantic. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT 06360. www.neilanfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant on May 4, 2015
Bell, Richard Andrew - Wethersfield  
Richard Andrew Bell, 78, died on May 2, 2015 at his home in Glastonbury, CT after a brave battle with leukemia. Born in Hartford on December 15, 1936 and raised in Wethersfield, the son of Rocco and Mary (Francoline) Bell, he was a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Ellen (Mislick) Bell, his daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) Sammarco and her husband Domenic of New Canaan, his sons, Jeffrey Bell and his wife Joan of Broomfield Colorado, and David Bell and his wife Lety of Hebron. He also leaves behind six grandchildren (who affectionately call him "Buddy"), Andrew and Jenna Bell, John and Matthew Sammarco, and Mia and Sophia Bell. Richard grew up in a large and close family. He leaves behind his two brothers Joseph Bell and his wife Jean of Wethersfield, Roy Bell and his wife Ruth of Manchester, his five sisters, Frances Dunn and her husband Richard of Wethersfield, June Bordieri of Wethersfield, Beverly Corraccio of Wethersfield, Donna Crossman and her husband Joe of Wethersfield, and Andrea Mazzola and her husband Charles of Wethersfield. He also leaves brother-in-law and sister-in-law William and Loretta Mislick of Glastonbury. He was predeceased by brothers-in-law Joseph Formica and Jack Bordieri of Wethersfield, and Patsy Corraccio of Hartford. He also leaves dozens of adoring nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Richard attended Wethersfield High School where he was the goalie for the state champion soccer team and then graduated from the University of Hartford where he met his life-long love, Ellen. Richard started his business career in 1960 at Kaman Aerospace. In 1968 he transferred to the Ovation Instruments Division and helped launch the revolutionary Ovation Roundback guitar. After serving as National Sales Manager for Ovation, he then took a position with Roland Corporation where he remained for 29 years until his retirement at age 72. Over his many years in the music industry, "Richie" or "Dick" as he was known in the industry, had a passion for taking care of his customers and earned the respect of his peers. He will be remembered as a legend in the industry. Richard loved the game of golf and was a long time dedicated member of Wethersfield Country Club where he served as president during the years 1999 and 2000. He spent several golf seasons with a single digit handicap and hit that elusive hole-in-one at Wethersfield's 13th hole on 04/21/1996. His power and skill at the tee box earned him the nickname "Boomer". Richard will be known for his incredible devotion to his family and friends, his generosity, and his endless sense of humor. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd. Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 601 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. The burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you send donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( www.LLS.org ) at: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society / 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 / White Plains, NY 10605. To share a memory of Richie with the family please visit www.desopo.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant on May 4, 2015
Boynton, Barbara Jean - East Haddam  
Barbara Jean Shafer Boynton 71, from the Moodus section of East Haddam, entered into eternal rest on April 30 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Charles E. Boynton for 50 years. Barbara was born in Hartford, the daughter of Phyllis Shafer and James E. Shafer. Raised in Suffield, she moved with her family to Cheshire and lived there several years. Following their marriage, Barbara and Charles moved to the Moodus section of East Haddam where they lived for 45 years. Camping and vacationing with family were her favorite activities. She was an avid gardener and Red Sox fan. She shared her gardening expertise by helping with the gardens at the East Haddam Free Public Library. Barbara leaves three children and five grandchildren: Jared Boynton and his wife, Lynn Liska and their son, Donovan of East Haddam; Jeffrey and Sherry Boynton and their son, Nicholas of Higganum; and Amy and Peter Zaferacopoulos and their sons, Alex, Adam and PJ of Littleton, Ma. Barbara also leaves a sister, Judith Boynton and her husband, Kenneth Boynton of Cheshire and a brother-in-law and his wife, Lynwood and Laurel Boynton of Tucson, Az. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on May 9 at 10am at the First Church of Christ Congregational on Town Street in East Haddam. There will be a private burial with the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions made by made in her memory to the East Haddam Free Public Library, PO Box 372, Moodus, Ct. 06469. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant from May 3 to May 4, 2015
Jurgen-Weeks, Jeanne - Windsor  
Jeanne (Fortin) Jurgen-Weeks, 94, of Foster, Rhode Island, widower of her first husband Harold Jurgen and her second husband Harold Weeks, passed away Friday (May 1, 2015) at North Bay Manor in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Born in New Britain, Jeanne was a graduate of New Britain High School class of 1939. Jeanne was a Windsor resident from 1964 to 2002 before moving to Foster, RI. Surviving Jeanne are two twin daughters, Peggy-Ann Granquist and her husband Robert of New Hartford, and Mary-Ann Higgins and her husband Patrick of Chambersburg, PA; two step children, Carol Stanley and her husband Dr. David Stanley of St. Albans, VT, and Richard Weeks of Berwick, ME; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Granquist and his wife Frances of Wallingford, Mark Granquist and his wife Jessica of Barkhamsted, Kerri Roberts and her husband Jerry of Montville, and Michael Higgins of Conowingo, MD; three step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husbands, Jeanne was predeceased by a grandson, Patrick Higgins; and three brothers, John "Jack" Fortin, Thomas Fortin and Arthur Fortin. At the request of the family, funeral services and burial for Jeanne will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant on May 4, 2015
Mack, Charlotte C. - Avon  
Charlotte (Warrick) Mack, 70, of Avon gracefully and peacefully departed this life on Thursday, April 30, 2015 with her husband Ernest by her side. Born in Belmar, N.J., she spent her formative years in Neptune, N.J. After graduating from Neptune High School, Charlotte went on to attend Butler and Hampton Universities. She worked in Research for United Technologies and General Motors Corp, before starting her family.Charlotte was a woman of great energy and compassion who demonstrated her values in how she lived her life. A warm and inviting smile will be remembered by the many lives she touched. Active for many years in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Links of Farmington Valley, she most enjoyed her time at FAVARH. A long time volunteer in the FAVARH Thrift Shop, she was a former board member, and past President of the board. An avid golfer, tennis player, and skier, for Charlotte, a great day was a round of golf and lunch with the ladies at the Golf Club of Avon. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she truly enjoyed every day of her life. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 48 years, Ernie; a daughter Kimberly; a son Ernest III and his wife Amy; three grandchildren, Warrick, Esla, and Winter; her mother Doris Warrick of Neptune, NJ; brother Charles of Portland, OR; a special brother and sisters-in-law, Royall, Valerie, Alice, and Linda and a host of nieces and nephews to whom she was "Auntie Charlotte", as well as friends around the world. She was predeceased by her father Charles and brother Edward. The family would like to extend its most heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff at UCONN Medical Center, the Cardiology Department, and the McLean Home Care & Hospice, especially Linda and Urszula. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11 AM at the First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield. Archbishop Leroy Bailey, Jr. will officiate. A Reception to Celebrate Charlotte's Life will follow at the Golf Club of Avon, 160 Country Club Road, Avon. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to FAVARH, 225 Commerce Drive, Canton, CT 06019. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is caring for the arrangements. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Hartford Courant on May 4, 2015
Muirhead, Robert K. - New Britain  
Robert K. "Bob" Muirhead, 75, of Harrisonburg, VA (formerly of Wethersfield and Kensington), passed away Friday (April 10, 2015) in Virginia. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was son of the late David and Ada (Meikle) Muirhead. A veteran of the US Army, Bob was a graduate of Central CT State University. He was employed at New Britain National Bank for 21 years and later for the CT Department of Revenue Services from 1991 until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Britain. Surviving are two children, Paul C. Muirhead of Herndon, VA; and Angela C. Kaltenborn and her husband John of Penn Laird, VA; and three grandchildren, Victoria, Corinna and J. Cameron Kaltenborn. Calling hours are Friday (May 8th) 5 to 8 PM at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. Private burial will be in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Please share a memory or note of sympathy with Bob's family at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant on May 4, 2015
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