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Royce Wellington "Sonny" CASE

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CASE, Royce Wellington "Sonny"

Royce Wellington "Sonny" Case, 81, of Winsted, was called safely home on Monday, (August 19, 2013). Sonny was born March 21, 1932 in Hartford, son of Katherine (Munson) Case of the Shady Oaks Assisted Living in Bristol and the late Royce A. Case and had lived in Avon and Barkhamsted prior to moving to Winsted. Having been raised in Avon, he graduated from Canton High School where he was a member of the football, baseball and basketball teams. Royce was a Veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged as Corporal in 1954 and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the National Defense Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Camp Star and the United Nations Service Medal. He had worked on the family farm in Avon for many years prior to entering the trucking business. Sonny enjoyed square dancing, fishing and hunting and later enjoyed following the news. Besides his mother, he is survived by his two sisters, Lorraine Alaconis of Westfield, MA and Grace York and her husband Herbert of Bristol; his two brothers, Richard Case and his spouse Cindy Gregg of Lubec, ME and Paul Case and his wife Theresa of Plainville as well as many nieces, nephews and several close friends from the Greenwood Gardens in Winsted. In addition to his father, Sonny was predeceased by his former wife, Eugenie "Jean" (Quinlan) Case and his brother-in-law, Edward Alaconis.
A memorial service will be celebrated Wednesday, August 28, at 11 a.m. at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton. Friends may call prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow the service in the Barkhamsted Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the , 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-3272. Please visit Sonny's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 25, 2013
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