HEPTON, Thomas W. Thomas W. Hepton, 65, of Ellington, beloved husband of Barbara (McDonald) Hepton passed away Tuesday, (January 27, 2009) at his son's house in Ashford with his family by his side. He was born March 2, 1943 in Manchester, the son of Nettie (Gedraitis) Hepton of Ellington and the late Thomas B. Hepton. Before his retirement he was employed by CT light and power as a lineman and was a member of Local # 457 and Local #42. Besides his wife of 44 years, he is survived by his sons and their wives, Thomas W. and Stephanie Hepton of Stafford, Ray W. and Cheri Hepton of Ashford; five grandchildren, Darren, Sabrina, Shawn, Morgen, Dillon; two sisters, Anne Hupper of Stafford and Katherine Rhinehart of Ellington; several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, February 3, at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 3754 Merrow Rd., (RT 195) Tolland from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield VNA 34 Ledgebrook Dr., Mansfield Center, CT 06250.