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Aldrich, J. Kenneth "Ken"  
J. Kenneth Aldrich, 82, of Ellington, loving husband to Patricia (Cassada) Aldrich, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Rockville General Hospital following a short illness. Born Nov. 9, 1932, in Cheshire, he was a son to the late Glen and Esther (Williams) Aldrich. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country proudly with the U.S. Army. Ken grew up and attended school in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and later graduated from the University of Rhode Island. He was employed with Pratt & Whitney for over 30 years retiring in 1990. In addition to his wife, Patricia, Ken is survived by his children, Douglas Aldrich, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Susan Fischer, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Judy Ramsdell of Manchester; beloved granddaughters Alexandra Fischer, Heather and Krystal Aldrich, and Hannah Ramsdell. He is also survived by his sister, Glenna Hopper; and brother, Nelson Aldrich. Per Ken's request, there will be no formal services. Ken will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family. His family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Rockville General ICU and emergency department for their care and compassion during Ken's last days. Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, Vernon has been entrusted with arrangements For online condolences visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27, 2015
Andreoli, Fred A.  
Funeral services for Fred A. Andreoli, formerly of Coventry and South Windsor, have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford. Burial will follow at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours will now be Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. For additional information and any online expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 26 to Jan. 30, 2015
Andreoli, Fred A.  
Fred A. Andreoli, 96, of Rocky Hill and formerly Coventry and South Windsor, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Born in Hartford on Jan. 1, 1919, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Olympia (Grasso) Andreoli, and resided in South Windsor and Coventry for most of his life. He was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement in April 1984, Fred was a machinist at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks for years. He was a talented craftsman and woodworker who built the family homestead in South Windsor, along with furniture and other goods. Fred is survived by his nine children, Fred Andreoli of Manchester, Robert "Bob" Andreoli of Springfield, Richard "Rich" Andreoli and his wife, Karen, of Manchester, John Andreoli and his wife, Eileen, of Punta Gorda, Florida, Gary Andreoli and his significant other, Wendy, of Willington, Lillian "Toni" Finkle of Ellington, Donna Andreoli of Vernon, Sandra Andreoli and her significant other, Eric, of Tolland, and Jean Hurst and her husband, Thomas of Georgia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fred is also survived by his sister, Elisa Andreoli of Rocky Hill, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, (Section L), Bloomfield. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Veterans Home and Hospital, 287 West St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory of Fred with the family, visit www.desopo.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, 2015
Bisson, Sharon D. (Wojick)  
Sharon D. (Wojick) Bisson, 52, of Vernon, beloved wife of Jeffrey S. Bisson, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Manchester Hospital, after a long and courageous illness. Sharon was born Jan. 30, 1962, in Willimantic, daughter of the late Charles Wojick and Jeannette (Chmielewski) Wojick. Sharon lived most of her life in Willimantic before moving to Vernon in 2003. Sharon was most recently employed as a pharmacy technician at Stop & Shop. Sharon was both an avid New York Yankees and Beatles fan, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Kayla Bisson, of Columbia; her son, Scott Bisson; her two sisters and their families, Ann-Marie Michocki and her husband, Tom, and their two children, Lindsay and Taylor; and Barbara Marsalisi her husband, Mike, and their two children, Callie and Jack. Calling hours will be held Monday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, Vernon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial, to be celebrated at 10 a.m., at St Joseph Church, 33 West St., Vernon. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Vernon. For online condolences visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27, 2015
Blake, Doris "Dorrie" (Cook)  
Doris "Dorrie" (Cook) Blake, 51, of East Hartland, beloved wife of Kevin Gerard Blake, passed away suddenly Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, Jan. 10, 1964, daughter of Ruth (Hampshire) Cook, of Bloomfield, and Charles Jeffrey Cook, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, she was raised in Towson, Maryland, and had lived in Alexandria, Virginia, for 17 years before moving to East Hartland in 2006. After high school, Dorrie continued her education at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and later at the University of Virginia, where she earned a master's degree in mathematics. She worked for many years for the Anser Corporation and later took a position with an affiliated company, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute as a defense analyst. Dorrie was passionate about lifelong learning. She continued to take classes in her field and graduated from Defense Systems Management College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Drawing on her years of experience, she later authored a book on anti-ballistic missiles (ABM). After moving to Connecticut, Dorrie helped her husband, Kevin, with their business, Action Carpet & Floor Covering and for the last four years she had worked as a medical contract analyst for Harvest Healthcare in Avon. She loved music and was a gifted pianist and flautist. In her spare time, she enjoyed making scrapbooks and shadow boxes for her family and friends. Most of all, she will be remembered as a kind person who was known for her style and grace. She was always willing to help anyone, especially her family whom she loved deeply. Dorrie passed her love of learning on to her two stepchildren, Stephen and Morgan, by helping them with their homework and school projects. Besides her loving and devoted husband, she leaves her mother, Ruth Cook, of Bloomfield; her father, Charles "Jeff" Cook and his wife, Louise, of Ocean Pines; her stepchildren, Stephen Andrew Blake and Morgan Anne Blake, of East Hartland; a brother, Jeffrey Cook and his wife, Kate, of Austin, Texas; a sister, Christine Vance and her husband, John, of Catonsville, Maryland; her uncle and aunt, John and Sue Hampshire, of Ellicott City, Maryland; and three special cousins, Chris Hampshire and his wife, Tammy, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Joel Hampshire and his wife, Tammy, of Ellicott City, and Melissa Turning and her husband, Rob, of Baltimore, Maryland. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, who helped raise her, Ruth Hampshire. Her family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 30, 4 to 9 p.m., at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Brethren Church, 116 Walnut Hill Road, East Hartland. Burial will follow in East Hartland Cemetery. The family has requested that in memory of Dorrie's passion for learning and higher education that memorial donations be made to the Blake Children Scholarship Fund, c/o Simsbury Bank, P.O. Box 377, Granby, CT 06035. For online condolences visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2015
Bouchard, Deanna Erica (Waite)  
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Deanna Erica (Waite) Bouchard, of Vernon, left her family here to be with her late husband, Michael J. Bouchard, at the age of 37. She was born in Manchester, loving daughter of Norman A. and Donna (Kosky) Waite of Coventry. She was a graduate of E. O. Smith High School, and was employed as a customer service representative at Konika-Minolta in Windsor. Besides her parents, Deanna is survived by her brother, Norman E. Waite; mother-in-law Linda Bouchard; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marc and Beth Bouchard; aunt and uncle Marjorie (Waite) and Kenneth Williamson; nieces and nephews Nicole, Caleb, and Merrick Waite, and Nathaniel and Alexandra Bouchard; as well as numerous cousins and friends. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington DC 20090, or to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, 2015
Bousquet, Sally Ann  
Sally Ann Bousquet, 83, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late Alfred John "Buck" Bousquet, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. She was born in Ware, Massachusetts, daughter of the late John and Celia (Rzeznikiewicz) Scharrett. Sally and Buck moved to Connecticut in 1964 with their four children and were active communicants of Sacred Heart Parish for over 50 years. They celebrated their 50th anniversary Nov. 27, 2004. She was a registered nurse and graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital Nursing Program and worked for more than 14 years at Manchester Memorial Hospital. After her retirement she and Buck enjoyed years of travel worldwide. Sally enjoyed playing mahjongg at Vernon Senior Center, where she had many friends. She also enjoyed attending flower shows and arboretums with Buck, her sister, Barbara, and brother-in-law, Ken. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her children, Lisa Bousquet and her partner, Marshall Dudley Jr., of Guilford, John T. Bousquet, of Vernon, Barbara Bousquet and her husband, Scott Hildebrand, of Keswick, Virginia, and Carol Bousquet and her husband, John Sweet, of Kennebunk, Maine. She also leaves her sister, Barbara Wetzel, and her husband Ken; her nine grandchildren, Alex Bousquet, Preston Hildebrand, Zachary Agostine, Reid Hildebrand, Heather Bousquet, Alexa Agostine, Sylvie Bousquet, Victoria Sweet, and Olivia Sweet; and her nieces and nephews, Michael Wetzel, Nancy Wetzel, Darcy Yates, and Jack Scharrett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at act.alz.org A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 550 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Burial will be private. For online condolences, visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 17 to Jan. 27, 2015
Brndiar, George  
George Brndiar, 87, formerly of Ashford, and Stafford Springs, husband of the late Helen (Woytik) Brndiar, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Willington, son of the late Paul and Julia (Huska) Brndiar. George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and worked in construction as a carpenter. He is survived by his three children, John G. Brndiar, Daniel Brndiar, and Judith Mackiewicz and her husband, Paul; grandson John C. Brndiar; three sisters, Esther Pellizari, Julia Brndiar, and Anna Day; a brother, Edward Brndiar; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Andrew Brndiar. Funeral services with burial in Willington Hill Cemetery, Willington, will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 100 Warren Circle, Storrs, CT 06268. Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., Stafford Springs, has care of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 21 to Jan. 25, 2015
Christensen, June R.  
June R. Christensen, 74, of Manchester, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. June was born May 30, 1940, in Andover, daughter of the late William and Bessie (Cushman) Rider. She attended local schools and had been a resident of Manchester for most of her life. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a file clerk for the state of Connecticut for over 17 years. June was a member of North United Methodist Church in Manchester and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was an active volunteer with the Eighth Utilities District Fire Department in Manchester and was a member of the fire and police for over 27 years. June is survived by her four sisters, Janice Peacock of Tolland, Geri Eudy of Wallingford, Gail Muncey of Lincoln, Delaware, and Beverly Malo of Stafford Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Robin Sole of Vienna, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son and daughter-in-law, James A. Christensen and Kim Christensen; and her sister, Nellie Duncan. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at North United Methodist Church, 300 Parker St., Manchester. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to North United Methodist Church Choir, 300 Parker St., Manchester, CT 06042. Holmes Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24, 2015
Clay Sr., Richard F. "Dick"  
Richard "Dick" F. Clay Sr., 84, of Vernon, loving husband of over 60 years to Jean (Matchett) Clay, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Born in Hartford, son of the late Frederick and Blanche (Cranick) Clay, he grew up and lived in Glastonbury and South Windsor before moving to Vernon 12 years ago. He was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1949, and he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, School of Business, Class of 1953. He proudly served his country as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Richard was a system analyst at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford for over 25 years before his retirement in 1987. He was previously employed by the former J. T. Slocomb Company in Glastonbury. He is a life member of the UConn Alumni Association and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his beloved children, Cheri Rossman and her husband, Paul, of Pine Meadow, Richard Clay Jr. and his wife, Julie, of Vernon, Robert Clay and his wife, Kathleen, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, John Clay and his wife, Lynne, of South Windsor, and Stephen Clay and his longtime companion, Debra Bouyea, of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Kade, Chelsea, Richard, Cara, Jacqueline, Kevin, Lauren, Colleen, and Jessica; two brothers, Warren Clay and his wife, Audrey, of Vernon, and Frederick Clay and his wife, Virginia, of Canton; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a sister, June Darby. His family will receive friends for calling hours Friday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Valley Falls Cemetery, Vernon. Donations in his memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For online condolences,visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 2015
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