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Oake, Thelma  
Thelma Oake, 92, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully April 9, 2015, at home with family by her side. She was the daughter of Frank and Harriet Beal of Springfield and was predeceased by her six siblings. Thelma spent her childhood in Springfield and Agawam, and then made her home in Longmeadow from 1964 until the time of her death. After having struggled through the depression, Thelma devoted her time and money to sponsoring poor children around the world. She donated faithfully to local and international organizations committed to helping the underserved such as the Springfield Rescue Mission and Amnesty International, and also supported National Public Radio and educational TV programming. Her happiest times were when she was ballroom dancing, which she did all over the world after she retired. Thelma leaves behind her children, Sherri Oake (Larry Libow), Chris Oake, and Robin MacLeod (Michael Musillami); her grandchildren Eli (Lelan) Oake-Libow, David (Melissa) Buscemi, Katie (Brian) Freeman, Francesca Flowers (Dennis Quesnel), Addison Buscemi, Marissa Oake, Shaina Oake and her fiancé, Henry Friedman, and Olivia Buscemi; and two great-grandchildren, Waverly and Griffin Oake-Libow. Thelma was predeceased by her former husband, Harry Oake; her daughter, Laurel Pragluski; her grandson, Evan Buscemi; and her longtime companion and dance partner, Jules (Duke) Duclos. A memorial service to honor Thelma's life will be held Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Society, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, with a social hour to follow. Donations may be made to the Springfield Rescue Mission or any children's charity.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 16 to Apr. 21, 2015
Oliva, Roy A.  
Roy A. Oliva, 67, of East Hartford, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, surrounded by his caring family at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in Hartford on June 19, 1947, a son of the late Nicholas T. and Mildred (Corriveau) Oliva, he had been a lifelong resident of East Hartford. Roy was a graduate of East Hartford High School, Class of 1965 where he was a star football player earning All-State honors. He was employed by Aero-Med Medical Supply Co. for over 15 years and he ran the Sunday Flea Market at Prestige Park, East Hartford. Roy was an avid collector of antique cars and motorcycles and enjoyed restoring these vehicles. He loved spending his summers at Gardner Lake and was a talented cook who liked catering special events for family and friends. He was a member of the Volunteer Hose Co. No. 3, East Hartford and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, Montville. Most of all, Roy truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his many nieces and nephews. Roy is survived by three brothers, Nicholas T. Oliva Jr., and his wife, Veda, of Wethersfield, Marc L. Oliva, and his wife, Debra, of South Windsor, Richard A. Oliva, and his wife, Pamela, of Vernon; two sisters, Mary Ann (Oliva) Leone of East Hartford, Sheryl A. Oliva of Los Angeles, California; a special aunt, Jeanne McCarthy, and her husband, Richard, of East Hartford; an uncle, Rodney Corriveau, and his wife, Mary Lou, of Millinocket, Maine; his many cherished nieces and nephews, Ted, Josh, Justin, Tyler, Courtney, Nico, Brooks, Millie, and Maisie Oliva; Jessica Latotski; Marisa, Vanessa, Gianni, and Angelina Leone. He also leaves his cousins, Rich McCarthy, and his wife, Mercedes, and their family of Glastonbury; Elliott Oliva, and his wife, Eileen, and their family of Manchester; several other cousins, co-workers, and dear friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his dear brother-in-law, Frederick A. Leone Jr. of East Hartford. Funeral service will be Monday, April 20, at 9 a.m. from the D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford, with a Mass of Christian burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 33 Church St., East Hartford. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Sunday, April 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Roy's name may be made to the Town of East Hartford-EMS Department, 31 School St., East Hartford, CT 06108. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 18 to Apr. 22, 2015
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