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Audette, Leonard P.  
Leonard P. Audette, 54, passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at his home in Marlboro, New York where he had resided for the past five years. Born in Rockville on Nov. 5, 1960, Len was the much loved son of Ronald L. and Alice D. (Dupras) Audette who survive. He was a 1978 graduate of Rockville High School and later attended the E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain. Len enjoyed a lifelong career as a sales representative. His dedication to providing exceptional and reliable service earned him the trust of his clients and the families they served and created for him many long-lasting and special friendships. Len was initially employed by the Catholic Church Extension Society in Bar Harbor, Maine, Texas and Pennsylvania. He relocated to Clifton Park in 1992 and for the past 25 years had been employed by the Messenger Corporation of Auburn, Indiana, a provider of funeral goods and fine stationery to funeral homes, as their representative in New York and the New England region. He was also currently employed by the Florence Casket Company of Florence, Massachusetts and had formerly worked for the Aurora Casket Company of Indiana. Len enjoyed golfing and was an avid downhill skier. He also enjoyed running and was proud to have successfully finished the world renowned Boilermaker 15K Race in Utica, New York. He had once coached boys soccer in Clifton Park, New York and girls soccer in Mechanicville, New York and he formerly served as a high school football referee with the Capital District Football Officials Association. Len enjoyed traveling and had recently, with his sons, visited Ireland and Washington State. He reserved a special place in his heart for Aspen, Colorado, Delray Beach, Florida, and Bar Harbor, Maine. In addition to his parents, Len is survived by his loving companion, Melissa Drake and her children, Haley and Matthew Drake; his sons, Adam Audette and his fiancée, Kassie, Cameron Audette, and Elliott Audette; and their mother, Debra Audette; his sister, Debbie (Nate) Harris; his brothers, Ron (Holly) Audette and Ken (Barbara) Audette; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Parker Brothers Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, New York, and will conclude with an evening prayer service and the sharing of memories of Len. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Edward Kacerguis on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round Lake, New York, and will be immediately followed by a reception in honor of Len at The Mill Restaurant, 2121 Route 9, Round Lake. Interment will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at noon in the Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton, Massachusetts. To honor Len's memory, his family suggests donations be made the Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. Please visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com to light a candle, to leave a message of condolence and for directions.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, 2015
Basnikiewicz, Francis W. "Frank"  
Francis "Frank" W. Basnikiewicz, 68, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Francis was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Springfield, to the late Boleslaw and Aniela (Samborski) Basnikiewicz and was a lifelong resident of Enfield. Frank was a graduate of Enfield High School, Class of 1964, and the University of Connecticut, of which he was a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. He was employed with Aetna and the Travelers Insurance companies, and taught chemistry at Bacon Academy in Colchester. Frank was a member of Holy Family Church in Enfield and a member of the Army National Guard. Frank is survived by his aunt, Jean Bugden, of Enfield; and cousin and best friend, Connie Sullivan, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; along with several cousins and many friends. Special thanks to the nurses, doctors, and staff at Evergreen Health Care, Baystate Medical Center, Hartford Hospital Conklin Building, and the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center. Family and friends may gather during calling hours Sunday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 24, with the funeral procession forming at 9 a.m. at the funeral home to Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery in Enfield. Memorial donation in his memory may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, c/o Hartford Hospital Fund Development, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102, or Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, CT 06082. For online condolences or more information, please visit www.brownefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25, 2015
Berner, William S.  
William S. Berner, 87, of East Hartford, loving husband of 64 years of Shirley M. (Jepsen) Berner, peacefully passed away surrounded by his caring family Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Springfield on Dec. 24, 1927, a son of the late Carl H. and Jennie (Shinder) Berner, he had been a resident of East Hartford for most of his life. William was a graduate of East Hartford High School, Class of 1945, where he was a classmate with his wife, Shirley, and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army after World War II. Prior to his retirement he was a co-owner and operator with his late brother, Alfred, for 40 years at Berner & Sons Television, Radio, & Appliance Sales and Service in East Hartford. William was a longtime active member of South Congregational Church, East Hartford. He was a member of the former Masonic Lodge in East Hartford, the East Hartford Rotary Club, the East Windsor Sportsman's Club, and the NRA. William also was a loyal fan of UConn sports, especially the women's basketball team, a skin diver, a pilot of small planes, and an avid golfer; and he loved hunting and target shooting. Besides his beloved wife, Shirley, William is survived by a son, William C. Berner and his wife, Brigitte, of East Hartford; two daughters, Sherry E. Loomis and her husband, Stephen, of Colchester, and Judith A. Zuniga and her husband, Ballardo, of Palm Harbor, Florida. He also leaves six cherished grandchildren, Andrew Loomis and his wife, Amber, of Middletown, Sarah Loomis and her husband, Daniel Falbowski, of Norwich, Jeffrey Zuniga, of Palm Harbor, Erika Zuniga, of Palm Harbor, Carl Berner, of East Hartford, and Jessica Berner, of East Hartford; two adored great-grandchildren, Jared Loomis, of Middletown, and Logan Zuniga, of Palm Harbor; a sister, Doris Baker of East Hartford; several nieces, nephews, former customers, and dear friends. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Alfred Berner, of East Hartford. A memorial service celebrating William's life will be Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at South Congregational Church, East Hartford, with the Rev. Al Turner officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in William's name may be made to the South Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford, CT 06118. D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford, has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.desopo.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, 2015
Boczar, Pauline (Kucz)  
Pauline (Kucz) Boczar, 86, of Vernon, beloved wife of Edwin Boczar, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Westfield, Massachusetts, to the late John and Agnes (Laboc) Kucz. She was a parishioner at St. Joseph Church where she was a former member of the St. Helen's Society. She collected angels, enjoyed traveling in her mobile home, and dancing the Polka with her husband. She also enjoyed playing bingo at various locations and occasional trips to local casinos. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, James Boczar; her daughter, Janice Marcham; her grandchildren, Ashley MacDougall and her husband, Dave, Jason Boczar and his wife, Amanda, Heather Boczar; and her sister, Genevieve Leach. She was predeceased by her brothers, John and Edward Kucz; her sister, Mary Lemek; her son-in-law, Stephen Marcham; and her daughter-in-law, Lisa Boczar. Relatives and friends may join the family Thursday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Small & Pietras Funeral Home, 65 Elm St., Rockville. A Mass of Christian burial will take place Friday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 33 West St., Rockville. Burial will follow at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville. The Family requests donations in Pauline's name are made to Office of Radio and Television/WJMJ, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052 or visit www.ortv.org For online condolences, visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com Lindahl
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 25 to Aug. 29, 2015
Daley, Donald H.  
Donald H. Daley, 72, of South Windsor, loving husband of 46 years to Toby Daley, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, with his family and friends by his side. Born in Hartford on April 26, 1943, he grew up in East Hartford, and had been a resident of South Windsor since 1972. He worked for 30 years at the Hartford Insurance Group and retired as an executive in 1999. He served six years in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1967. After retirement, he dedicated himself to studying American history and enjoyed traveling to presidential homes, libraries and landmarks. Most of all, he devoted himself to his grandson, Wyatt, who called him Papa Don. Along with his beloved wife, Toby, Donald is survived by his adoring son, David Daley and his wife, Jennifer, of Brooklyn, New York; and a cherished grandson, Wyatt, who added so much joy to his life. He also leaves a son, James Daley. In addition, he leaves three brothers and sisters-in-law, Benson and Catherine Treadow, of Manchester, and Stephen Treadow, of Waterford; and several nieces and nephews, Julie and Matt Brennan, of Glastonbury, Michael and Anne Treadow, of New York City, Stephen and Kate Treadow, of Uncasville, Robin and David Ullian, of Florida, and Larry Salovin, of Florida; as well as many dear friends. Calling hours will be held Friday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until noon at Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor. For online condolences, visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24, 2015
Daly, Helena (Montano)  
Helena (Montano) Daly, 82, of Vernon, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, with her family at her side. She was born June 1, 1933, in Hartford to the late John and Catherine (Costin) Montano. She is survived by her loving devoted husband, Edward Daly Sr. of Vernon. She was the love of his life and he hers, despite all their differences. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Daly of Vernon, and Margaret Daly of Vernon who lovingly cared for her through her illness. She was a devoted and loving mother. She was a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford. She was very involved in the community over the years. She was former secretary of the Vernon Democratic Town Committee, past President of the Tolland County Democratic Association. She was the cantor and soloist of Sacred Heart Church of Vernon. Helena was a trained opera singer and gave many performances over the years. Her voice will be missed by many who were blessed to hear it, especially her husband whom she frequently devoted the song "When I Grow Too Old To Dream" at many of her performances. She is also survived by her children, Edward Daly of Glastonbury, Mary Boudreau and her husband, Todd, of Stafford Springs, Helena Waselefski and her husband, Craig, of Wales, Massachusetts; her seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many extended relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may join the family on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Rockville. Burial will follow at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville. The family requests in lieu of donations please have a mass said in honor of Helena. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2015
Desilets, Malvin "Butch"  
Malvin "Butch" Desilets, 75, of Tolland, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 24, 2015. He was the son of the late Irene (Gee) and Paul Desilets of Andover. He leaves behind his loving wife, Roberta "Bobbie," of 51-plus years; and three children, James Desilets, of Tolland, Tammie Foster and her husband, Shon, of Amston, and William Desilets of Tolland; nine grandchildren, Damion, Melissa, Nicole, Benjamin, JD, Jacob, Cody, Kaleb, and Caylin; and one great-grandchild, Josh. He worked for Manchester Sand and Gravel for 31 years. He was a Little League coach and an assistant Boy Scout leader. Butch enjoyed watching UConn women's basketball games with his wife. Butch loved hanging out with his special cousins, Randy and Lana, Ed and Val, Barry and Marianne, and his many friends. He enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, water-skiing, and listening to the ocean waves while watching sunsets at Cape Cod. Butch will be greatly missed by all. His family would like to send a special thank-you to the nurses and aides at Fox Hill Rehab and the home hospice care staff. Memorial Mass will be held this Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 111 Tolland Green Road, Tolland.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, 2015
Emmick Jr., Amby  
Amby Emmick Jr. passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Saint Joseph Residence in Enfield. For the full obituary, please see www.CarmonFuneralHome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2015
Fogler, Jeanne A.  
Jeanne A. Fogler, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Stafford Springs. Jeanne's children Patricia Mann, Joanne Patenaude, and Andrew Fogler; grandchildren, James Mann, John Mann, Meredith Betts, Jessica Betts, and spouses invite you to join us for a graveside service to held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, 10 a.m. at Kings Highway Cemetery, 270 Cherry St., Milford.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2015
Fossett, Timothy James  
Timothy James Fossett, formerly of Tolland, born Aug. 2, 1971, died unexpectedly of natural causes while visiting Peru on July 13, 2015. Tim was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed working on computers and was the family computer guy. He absolutely loved food, traveling, and exploring different cultures. He had a great sense of humor and an even better laugh. Tim was an amazing friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Tim is survived by his wife, Pilar, of New Jersey; his father, Henry Fossett, of Vernon; his mother, Claudia Fossett and her partner, Donald Gallant, of Portland, Maine; his sister, Traci Gemme, of Willington; his nieces, Crystal and husband, Jordan Cooke, of Burlington, Loreen Fraser and partner, Keith Luginbuhl, of Vernon; and Kaylee Gemme, of Willington; his nephews, Thomas Fraser and partner, Whitney Baldwin, of Vernon; and Jacob Fraser, of Worcester, Massachusetts; and his great-nephews, Jorden and Russel Luginbuhl and Thomas and Camren Fraser; he is also survived by his goddaughter, Ciara Huhn; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. We would like to give special thanks to Pilar, Bernadine Ratajzak, Sheri Huhn, Melissa Grenier, and Holli for their unconditional love and support of Tim. The family will be hosting a celebration of life Saturday, Aug. 29, from 4 p.m. until whenever at his sister Traci's home located at 151 River Road (Route 32), Willington. Please join them to laugh, share and rejoice in Tim's life.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2015
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