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Abbruzzese, Carol (Grogan)  
Carol (Grogan) Abbruzzese, 75, wife of the late John "Jack" Abbruzzese Sr. and longtime resident of Newington, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Carol was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Hartford, the daughter of the late John F. and Mary (Guthrie) Grogan. She was a graduate of Hartford High School, where she met her soulmate. Carol and Jack raised their family in Newington and were married for 44 years before his death in 2003. Carol was a longtime communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington, and found unwavering strength and courage in her deep faith. She found true joy in celebrating special events and vacations with family, quiet days spent at the shore, shared moments with grandchildren, and making a wonderful home for her husband and children. Her family will cherish and celebrate those memories forever. "The fact that you're no longer here will always cause us pain, but you're forever in our hearts, until we meet again." She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John P. "J.P." Abbruzzese Jr. and his wife, Jean, of South Windsor; four daughters, Ann Marie Abbruzzese, of Chicago, Illinois, Karen Abbruzzese, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Pamela Abbruzzese-Rosa and her husband, John, of South Windsor, and Erin Carducci and her husband, Aldo, of Glastonbury; eight grandchildren who will miss their Grandma dearly, Taylor and Alexandra Bethea, Sean and Hanna Abbruzzese, Samantha Rosa, and Brendan, Grace, and Jack Carducci; and many relatives and special friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara (Grogan) Roya. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, May 6, in Church of the Holy Spirit, 183 Church St., Newington. Everyone is requested to meet at Church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. For online condolences, visit www.sheehanhilbornbreen.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 5 to May 9, 2015
Aude, Mary (MacGillivray)  
Mary (MacGillivray) Aude, 83, of Vernon, loving wife of 54 years to Michael Aude, passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2015, with her family at her side. Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the eldest of nine children to the late Joseph and Josephine (MacInnis) MacGillivray, she grew up and lived in Antigonish, New York, and Pennsylvania, before coming to Connecticut and settling in Vernon over 50 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 2002, Mary was employed as a nurse at Vernon Manor for 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Rockville. Mary enjoyed gardening. She was very interested in her Scottish heritage, and she researched her family's ancestors. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her beloved children, Josephine Eckley and her husband, Michael, of Vernon, Michael Aude, of Vernon, Catherine MacGilvray and her husband, James, of Danvers, Massachusetts, and Richard Aude, of Vernon; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Alex; a great-grandson, Jordan; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Aude, of Vernon; three sisters, Florence Linart, of Michigan, Jeanette Chisholm, and Margaret Collins, both of Canada; three brothers, Ronald, Joseph, and John MacGillivray, all of Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a sister, Jessie Charneski; and a brother, Bernie MacGillivray. Her family will receive friends for calling hours Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ladd Funeral Home, 19 Ellington Ave., Rockville. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home Friday, May 1, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 33 West St., Rockville. Burial will follow in Valley Falls Cemetery, Vernon. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2015
Bachiochi, Raphael A. "Ray"  
Raphael "Ray" A. Bachiochi, 87, of Stafford Springs, passed away unexpectedly at home Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was born in Stafford Springs, May 15, 1927, to the late Primo and Alice (Murray) Bachiochi. Ray was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Caywood) Bachiochi, in 2003. Ray was the captain of the Stafford High School football team and was an avid trumpet player in his dance band, "The Music Makers." He graduated from Stafford High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on Wake Island. He was employed as a supervisor at Stafford Printers for 34 years and retired from TYCO as multi-layer plant manager in 1990. Ray was a lector and lifelong member of St. Edward Church, past president and lifetime member of Stafford Fish and Game Club, an instrumental member of the club's Land Committee, lifetime member of the Italian Benefit Society, member of the Democratic Town Committee, member of the Stafford Board of Education, and coach for many years for Stafford Little League. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends at his pond. He was a passionate Patriots, Red Sox, and UConn Husky fan, and also an avid participant of the Mill Pond and Big Y coffee clubs. He is survived by his daughter, Rae Lynn Skelley; grandchildren Meagan Coporale and her husband, Anthony, Matthew Bachiochi and his wife, Kathleen, Kelly Chollet and her husband, Eddie, and Mark Bachiochi; great-grandchildren, Anthony Jr. and Bella Coporale, Connor, Owen, and Luke Bachiochi, and Mathis and Aiden Chollet; daughter-in-law Kathleen Bachiochi; sister Lorraine Kwiecienski and her husband, Richard; dear friend Mona Rabideau; sisters-in-law Doris Deuse, Barbara Swain, and Alice Caywood; brother-in-law Robert Swain and his wife, Carol; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, Dana Bachiochi; brother, Harry Bachiochi; and sister, Mary Bryant. His funeral will be held Friday, May 8, with a procession forming by 9 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church, High Street, Stafford Springs. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Calling hours are on Thursday, May 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Raphael and Marilyn Bachiochi Fund, Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Stafford, c/o Rose Roszczewski, P.O. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 5 to May 9, 2015
Bagley, Justine E.  
Justine E. Bagley, 73, of Manchester, went to heaven Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Crestfield Convalescent Home with her family at her side. Justine was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Oct. 22, 1941, the daughter of John and Ida (Kendrick) Bagley. She lived in Manchester for the past 70 years. Justine attended local schools and was a member of MARC Inc. of Manchester for over 35 years. She loved bowling, going to MARC, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed the last four years under the remarkable care of the staff, her friends, at Crestfield. Justine is survived by her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Kathy Thibodeau and her husband, Jerry; her niece, Susan McMahon and her husband, Robert, of Bristol; grandnephews Mikey and Sean; and grandniece Molly. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 29 South Adams St., Manchester. Friends may call at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Justine's name to Crestfield Convalescent Home, 565 Vernon St., Manchester, CT 06042. For online condolences, visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 5 to May 9, 2015
Bassett Jr., George W.  
George W. Bassett Jr., 72, of Taylors, South Carolina, and formerly of Stafford Springs, passed away April 18, 2015, in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late George and Norma (Tonidandel) Bassett. He was an avid gardener and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He was also a former member of the Stafford Springs Fire Department, Italian Benefit Society, and the Stafford Fish and Game Club. George's greatest love was that of his four girls, who gave him many gray hairs. His Big Girl broke his nose practicing karate. His Tom Boy climbed trees in dresses. His Butterball loved pulling his chest hair. His Peanut insisted she get carried everywhere because of her fear of grass. He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa Bassett. George is survived by his daughters Lora Fortuna and her husband, Tom, Leah Polowichak and her husband, Patrick, and Linda Bassett and her fiancé, Dan Diaz. He cherished his grandchildren, Ashley and her husband, Kyle, Ethan, Jessica, Makenzie, Jaiden, and Jasmine; as well as his great-grandson, Sean. In addition, he leaves many wonderful friends in South Carolina. A calling hour will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service to take place at 11 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076, or to Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2015
Britton, Kim D.  
Kim D. Britton (Steullet) of Coventry, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at age 54. She was born Dec. 8, 1960, in Hartford. Kim is survived by her companion of the past nine years, Joseph Medina of Coventry. Kim leaves three sons, Michael R. Lemieux of Hartford, Leighton Munn of Hartford, and Douglas Carley Jr. of Manchester. She also leaves a daughter, Cassondra Britton; and granddaughter, the apple of Kim's eye, Ava McKee, both of Enfield. Kim is survived by her mother, Trudy Steullet Brinley of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; a brother and his wife, Richard and Cathy Steullet; niece, Katie May; and nephew, Nathaniel, all of Stafford Springs; a sister and her husband, Tami and Frederick DeLuck, nephews Frederick DeLuck Jr., Ryan DeLuck, Nicholas DeLuck, and Daniel DeLuck, all of Port Saint Lucie. Kim is predeceased by her father, Thomas R. Steullet; and brother, Robert Thomas Steullet. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, May, 9, 2015, at New Life Tabernacle, 54 Church St., Windsor Locks, at 2 p.m. Richard Steullet will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Kim's life.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 2 to May 6, 2015
Bryson, Scott D.  
Scott D. Bryson, 39, a longtime resident of Enfield, currently residing in Waxhaw, North Carolina. He was the loving husband of Kimberlee (Hosig) Bryson, to whom he was married for 16 years. He passed away unexpectedly while on vacation with his family Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Florida. Scott was born in Springfield on June 4, 1975. Scott attended local schools in Enfield and was a graduate of Enfield High School, Class of 1993. He received his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Western New England College. Through the growth of his career in information technology, he worked at The Hartford, Deliotte, and Cigna. He was currently employed by McGladry LLP where he was a senior manager. He often traveled for his job and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Scott was an amazing man who made a positive impact in all aspects of his life. He was a devoted father and husband, loving son, caring brother, and loyal friend. Scott gave 100 percent to his tasks and took pride in everything he set out to accomplish. He lived life to the fullest, and was a successful man who was well respected by others. He was driven, focused, and determined, all while keeping a great sense of humor. There was no one like Scott David Bryson. He will be missed tremendously by everyone. Scott enjoyed coaching basketball, soccer, and lacrosse for his children's teams. Scott was the coordinator of the Kevin Barmack Memorial Tournament for two years, which was a tournament in honor of his childhood friend. He was health conscious and enjoyed working out. He enjoyed boating, wakeboarding, tennis, lacrosse, and biking. He was an avid dog lover and left behind Charlie and Ella. Scott and Kim moved to North Carolina this past August. In addition to his wife, Kim, he is also survived by his three loving children, William Bryson, 14, Anna Bryson, 12, and Maggie Bryson, 8. Scott is also survived by his mother, Sheila (Crosby) Bryson and her partner, Robert Young, of Meriden; a sister, Kimberly Hardy and her husband, Ron, of Wallingford; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Susan and Rodger Hosig, of Ellington; his sister-in-law Amy (Hosig) Hackett and her husband, Steven, of East Hampton; his brother-in-law Todd Hosig and wife, Karla, of Hillsborough, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. He leaves an uncle, Daniel Crosby of West Springfield; an uncle Lynn Bryson and his wife, Carol; and best friends Derek Ryan, Mark Dube, and Pat Parrillo. Scott was predeceased by his father, David Bryson. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. A funeral service in celebration of Scott's life will be held Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the "Educational Fund for the Bryson Children," set up at Webster Bank, 176 Broad St., Windsor, CT 06095. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.leetestevens.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 30 to May 4, 2015
Chasse, Karen (Lovell)  
Karen (Lovell) Chasse, a long-time resident of Vernon, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in her home surrounded by her loved ones after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born in 1943, and grew up in Guilford, Maine, before moving to the central Connecticut area, where she married Norman Harold Chasse in 1962 and created her life and family here. She ran the business of her home, raising three children, as well as helping her husband with aspects of his business. Karen also worked for many years at Rockville General Hospital and has enjoyed several years of her retirement with family and friends. Karen and Harold celebrated 40 years of marriage before his passing in 2002. She most enjoyed being surrounded by the people she loved, laughing, playing cards, and enjoying the simple pleasures of her life. Known by many as "the sweetest person," she brought joy to all those around her. Her laughter will be warmly remembered by all who knew her. She is survived by her children, Dale, Lisa, and Matthew; and grandchildren Dale Jr. "Bubbs," Kristen "Rosie," Emily "Emmy," Eva, Karen, Ben, and Olivia "Livie." While all of her family has been saddened by the loss of Karen, they all are grateful for the love, joy, faith, and inspiration she brought to their lives. Her family will receive friends for calling hours today, Tuesday, May 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. A memorial service will be celebrated Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at Union Congregational Church, 3 Elm St., Vernon. Memorial donations in Karen's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.com or to The Connecticut Hospice www.hospice.com/donations For online condolences, visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 5 to May 9, 2015
Clark, Heather Marie  
Heather Marie Clark died unexpectedly May 2, 2015, in Hartford Hospital. Heather was born in Palmer, Massachusetts, but spent much of her life in East Windsor. She will be remembered as a loving, caring person who was a loyal friend. She will be deeply missed by all. Heather is survived by her beloved daughter, Cassidy Michelle Shaw, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; her father, Kevin Clark, of Vernon; her sister, Melissa Clark, of Huntsville, Alabama; two brothers, Gabriel Isham and George Allen, both of Oklahoma; and her grandmother, Ann Clark, of Proctor, Vermont. Heather has several aunts, uncles, and cousins to whom she was very special. She was predeceased by her mother, Michelle (Allan) Clark; and three grandparents. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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Courteau, Kenneth F. "Ken"  
Kenneth "Ken" F. Courteau, 89, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at East Longmeadow Nursing Center, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was the beloved husband of 51 years to the late Margaret "Peggy" (Bailey) Courteau. Kenneth was born on May 2, 1925, in Springfield, the son of the late Thomas and Lillian (Cheeney) Courteau. He was a lifelong resident of Enfield. Ken served his country proudly with the U.S. Navy during WW II, on the USS Halsey-Powell and survived the Kamikaze Attack. Prior to retiring Ken owned and operated Ken's Heating Co., he also worked at Troiano's Oil and then Keller Oil before opening his own business. He was a member of the Tanguay-Magill Post No. 80 American Legion and Patrick F. Triggs Post No. 1501 VFW. Ken enjoyed sharing stories about the war and trips to the casinos. Ken is survived by a son, Kenneth Courteau and his wife, Sheryl of Somers, a daughter, Karen Weinberg and her husband, Larry of Springifeld, and a daughter, Carol Bullington of Springfield, who was his primary caregiver; his companion of many years Helen Fressola; his beloved grandchildren, Sean Weinberg, Jennifer and Roberto Martinez, Jeffrey and Heather Weinberg, Jamie and Aidan Butler, Michael Bullington, Shannon Courteau, Kevin Courteau; his cherished great-grandchildren, Brianna, Skylar, Drew and Kayla. Ken was predeceased by a great grandson Jordan Wienberg. A Service of Remembrance will be celebrated on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Barry Andrusik officiating. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield. Interment with military honors will follow in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. To leave an online condolence message, directions or more info visit www.brownefuneralchapels.com
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