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Shirley (Laraia) Gonyer

Obituary Condolences

Shirley (Laraia) Gonyer, 72, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, (December 29, 2001) at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was born in East Hartford on August 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Daniel and Angela Laraia. Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Gonyer. She is the beloved mother of Lawrence and Pamela Gonyer, both of East Hartford. Shirley also leaves five sisters, Rose Barvir, Mary Jane and Arden Passaro, Sr., Joan Martin, Angela and Theodore Pawelec and Diane and Stanley Evanski; as well as many nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 3, 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 1584 Main Street, East Hartford. Family and friends are respectfully requested to meet at church. Interment will be in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. There are no calling hours. Callahan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 1, 2002
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