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Anderson, Carolyn Dewey - Somers  
SOMERS, CT - Carolyn Dewey Anderson, 89, quietly passed away, Dec. 11, 2014, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD. Born May 10, 1925, in Granby, CT, the daughter of Anna Brooks Dewey and Leroy Gaines Dewey, Sr. Carolyn graduated Simsbury High School in 1943. She married Carl O. Anderson, December 1957. He predeceased her in July 1993. She is survived by her children: Carl Douglas Anderson and wife, Ann Zeleny, of Boonsboro, MD; Curtice Nancy Engelman of Friedens, PA; and Carolyn Barbara Alminde and husband, Russell, of Berlin, MA; and grandchildren: Fred Zeleny; Gwyneth Anderson; Tobin Richardson; Dylan Engelman; and Olivia Alminde; and great-grandson: Ian Alexander Richardson. She was predeceased by her youngest son, Charles Dana Anderson, May 2004; and her grandson, Ian Tosh Engelman, May 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations for the care of the Dewey Oak Tree, a place Carolyn held close to her heart, can be sent to Granby Land Trust, P.O. Box 23, Granby, CT 06035. Memorial service arrangements will be updated on the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home website. Messages of condolence and memories can be expressed at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com/obituaries/allobituaries.php
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 18 to Dec. 21, 2014
Badger, Dorothy - Colchester  
Dorothy Badger of Colchester passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was born on July 16, 1921, the oldest child of Herman and Helen Clemens. Dorothy was raised in Rochester, NY, where she graduated from high school. On June 10, 1950 she married Ray Badger. They were blessed with a loving marriage of 56 years. When Ray passed away on 2007, Dorothy said that 56 years was not long enough. Dorothy was a resident of Colchester since 1957. She was an active parishioner of St Andrew Catholic Church where she had been a member of the Ladies Guild. She worked as a legal secretary both locally and in Hartford. In her later years she participated in bible study groups and played bridge. Dorothy valued the friendships gained from those activities. Dorothy is survived by her loving son Ray Badger Jr and his wife Sharon of Carson City, NV; her brothers John Clemens of Denver, CO and Paul Clemens of Rochester, NY; her granddaughters Sabrina Badger of Carson City and Jessica Badger of Centreville, VA; nieces and nephews and their children; and lastly by friends Dawn and José Delacruz, whose countless acts of kindness brought them into Dorothy's family. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers Terry and Walter. She loved her family dearly and will be sorely missed. Per her wishes there will be no services in Connecticut. Dorothy will be inurned with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. If you wish to make contributions in Dorothy's name, the Tutwiler Clinic in Tutwiler MS or the Colchester Senior Center is suggested. Belmont-Sabrowski Funeral Home in Colchester CT has been entrusted with Dorothy's care.
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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 19, 2014
Beverage Sr., James C. - Stafford Springs  
James C. Beverage, Sr., 80, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. Jim was born in North Haven, ME, son of the late Theodore and Florence (Brown) Beverage. He worked as a plumber for the Mansfield State Training School, and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Carol A. (Burtchell) Beverage; two children, Debbie L. Beverage and James C. Beverage, Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Jean and Elizabeth Beverage; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Theodore and John Beverage; and a sister, Barbara McGill and her husband Robert. A church service will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 8 Church St., Stafford Springs, CT. Burial will follow in Stafford Springs Cemetery, Stafford Springs, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Safe Net Ministries, P.O. Box 93, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., Stafford Springs, CT, has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 19, 2014
Chakalos, John  
A man true to his word, his unique & spirited personality will be forever missed, and never forgotten. May he always be remembered for his numerous acts of kindness he bestowed on others, both anonymously and otherwise. A one year memorial service (Mnimisino) will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 9:30 am at St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield, Avenue, Hartford.
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2014
Cocolla, Salvatore - West Hartford  
Salvatore Cocolla, 94, of West Hartford passed away peacefully on December 17, 2014. Besides his wife Mary, children and grandchildren, he is survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gaetano and Nina Amato and nephews, Anthony and Joseph Amato. Funeral procession will be Saturday, (Dec. 20), 9:15 am from the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 am at St. Brigid Church, West Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Calling hours will be Friday, (Dec.19), from 4- 7 pm. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com .
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2014
Damato, Nicholas Jr. and Nicholas Sr.  
Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad, and Merry Christmas to you and Grandpa. I am certain that you are together celebrating this blessed day, possibly playing backgammon or shooting pool, as you did in years past. Those Christmases are wonderful memories that I will forever cherish. You are deeply loved and missed more than you could know. All My Love, Nicole
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 19 to Dec. 25, 2014
Fallon, Julie Ann - Enfield  
Julie Ann (Wulfkuhle) Fallon, 66, of Enfield, Connecticut, passed away at her home peacefully on Wednesday December 17, 2014 with her family at her side. She was born on July 29,1948 in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of the late Herman G. and Marcella Bell (Grauel) Wulfkuhle. She grew up in Topeka, Kansas attending Holy Name School and Hayden High. She graduated from Saint Mary University in Leavenworth, Kansas, came East and began a 32 year career in the computer field for Cigna Corporation retiring as a Systems Manager in 2002. She had great success in her employment while simultaneously being a caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Julie lived in Enfield for the past 39 years where she raised her family and became an active member of the community. Julie was deeply committed to her faith and served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and was active in her parish communities at both Holy Family Church and St. Bernard's Church. She served as President of the Holy Family Parish Council and its Women's Guild and was active in its bereavement ministry. Since her retirement, Julie committed her time to volunteering at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center where she served as President of their Advisory Board, the Network Against Domestic Abuse where she also served as President of the Board and the Board of St. Martha's Home And School Association. She was fond of the arts, especially live theatre and musical performances, enjoyed a round of golf and loved to cook for family and friends. Julie was a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and celebrated her American Indian heritage. Julie's official Potawatomi name was Zaw Pneshi which translated means "Yellow Bird". When she wasn't volunteering, she spent her time caring for and enjoying her grandchildren, Mary, Joe, and Tommy, who each brightened her days tremendously. Whether she was visiting Kansas, New York, or simply heading to Springfield, Massachusetts to a Fallon gathering, family was important to her and she made great efforts to ensure that all of her relatives and friends felt the warmth and support that makes for a loving family. Her daily life was filled with good friends who shared her passion for service and her zest for life. Julie is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph E. Fallon of Enfield, her son, Joseph E. Fallon, Jr. and his wife Lori DiPietro Fallon of Longmeadow, Massachusetts and her, son, Brian J. Fallon and his partner, Aries Liang of Jersey City, New Jersey; her grandchildren, Mary, Joseph, and Thomas of Longmeadow; her siblings, Joan M. Atkins and her husband, Danny of Topeka, Kansas, Joseph L. Wulfkuhle and his wife, Chang, of Glendale, Arizona and Jean E. Wulfkuhle of Topeka; her-in-laws, William E. Fallon and Deborah Chappell, Jennifer C. Fallon, James E. and Jean M. Fallon, Gary and Mary F. Provost, Edward J. and Jacqueline S. Fallon, Stephen J. and Katherine F. Sousa and Malachy E. and Karen R. Fallon and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great-great nieces. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Jerome T. Wulfkuhle, her brother-in-law, Michael E. Fallon, and her in-laws Edward J. and Mary J. Fallon of Springfield. Julie and her family extend their thanks to Dr. Peter K. Schauer and his staff, all of the wonderful and caring doctors, nurses and aides at Hartford Hospital, Suffield House, Hartford Hospital VNA, Comfort Keepers and all those who cared for her over these past eleven months. The family also thanks all who strengthened Julie emotionally and spiritually with their Mass cards, gifts, letters and cards. Julie's strength of character and beautiful spirit left an indelible mark on everyone that she met. Your love and kindnesses are a testament to her spirit of generosity, the tenderness of her heart, and the fierceness of her loyalty. Cancer is indeed cruel but Julie's courage in the face of adversity taught us all what it truly means to be brave during the most difficult of times. The family will receive friends on Sunday December 21, 2014 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial (Meet at church) will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 in St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, Connecticut. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard School, Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, the Network Against Domestic Abuse or to a charity of the donor's choice. For further information, directions or online condolences, please visit www.brownefuneralchapels.com .
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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 19, 2014
Fleishman, Lucy  
Gone are the days we used to share, but in our hearts you're always there.
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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 19, 2014
Frazier, Allen C. - Hartford  
Allen Cooke Frazier, 78, of Apple Valley, passed away Wednesday, December 17. He was born May 7, 1936 in Harrisonburg, Virginia to Allen Cooke and Gladys Beatrice (nee Christie) Frazier. Allen is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rose, daughter Christie (Christopher) Amitage, sons John "Jack" (Nancy) and Thomas (Jill) Frazier, grandchildren Amanda, Jack, Zoey, Samantha, Tyler, Emily, and Alyssa, and brother Kenneth (Perry) Stevens. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps., the youth of Connecticut and Minnesota by dedicating his life to Education by serving as Superintendent of multiple School Districts, and his family by modeling his profoundly deep faith. Allen loved to sing in choirs, and even though his beautiful voice is now silent, it, and he, will be forever loved and treasured. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 3 PM Sunday, December 21 at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley, with a Gathering of Family and Friends 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The National Parkinson Foundation www.parkinson.org . Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Apple Valley (952) 432-2331. obit.HenrywAnderson.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 19, 2014
Goralski, William J. - Avon  
William J. Goralski, 85, loving husband of Norma (Neri) Goralski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at John Dempsey Hospital. The son of Polish immigrants who settled in Avon in 1910, Bill was the 10th of 11 children, and had resided in Avon his entire life. Bill was a talented athlete who excelled in three sports. He won a scholarship to Trinity School in New York City and there after attended Trinity College on a Brownell Scholarship. As Captain of Trinity's Football Team, he played in the Thanksgiving Game at Tufts University in 1951, the last game of his senior year. As a running back, he took a throw from the quarterback and ran for a touchdown. A defensive back grabbed him by his ankle and he fell backwards into a somersault and two linemen fell on top of him. He fractured his cervical spine and damaged nerves. At age 21, he spent 133 days in the hospital. He finished college to get his degree. The Alumni Association raised money for all medical expenses and 8 of the 10 doctors who cared for him where Trinity grads and volunteered their services. Trinity paid for his senior year and for grad school until he obtained his Masters Degrees. For 30 years he taught Social Studies at Simsbury High School. At 43 he married Norma who taught 5th grade at Roaring Brook School. Bill retired in 1985 and wrote his first of six books: Growing up in Old Avon Center. His books involved stories of his youth in a small town as well as his traveled. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Karen Covert and Dennis Lynch of Clinton; his sister, Rosemary DeSouza and her husband Philip of Canton; his sisters-in-law, Veronica and Aldona Goralski; his granddaughters, Lisa Hollinger, Jennifer Horan and Michele Covert; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Henry, Raymond and Joseph Goralski; his sisters, Stella Goralski, Julia Igoe, Agnes Vincent, Mary Comeau, Helen Capitani, Genevieve Maramarco and his son, Michael Covert. A Funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday, December 20th, 12:00 Noon at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton. Friends may call prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery in Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William J. Goralski '52 Scholarship Fund at Trinity College, Attn: Noelle Marcha, Trinity Fund, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06101 or at their website, trincoll.edu . Please visit Bill's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2014
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