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Leiper, Carmela "Millie" (Baglieri)  
Carmela "Millie" (Baglieri) Leiper, 85, of Vernon, loving wife of 62 years to Robert E. Leiper, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at her home. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late George and Concetta (Rizzo) Baglieri, she grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Vernon over 58 years ago. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a longtime employee of Friendly's in Vernon, and she retired in 2014 after 34 years. Millie was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Church in Vernon, and she served as a Eucharist minister for many years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her beloved children, Darlene "Darcy" Sun and her husband, Eric, of Macon, Georgia, George Leiper and his wife, Denise, of Jay, New York, and Edward Leiper and his wife, Patricia, of Englewood, Florida; five grandchildren, Bret, Jaclyn, and Nathan Kalva, and Christopher and Alexander Leiper; a great-granddaughter, Brooke Kalva; a son-in-law, Kenneth Kalva, of Palm Coast, Florida; a sister, Connie Bazzano, of Holyoke, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Roberta Kalva; and a brother and two sisters. Her family will receive friends for calling hours Tuesday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. directly at Sacred Heart Church, 550 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30), Vernon. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family. For online condolences, visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 1 to June 5, 2015
Machnik, Elizabeth F.  
Elizabeth F. Machnik, 82, beloved wife of the late Edward A. Machnik, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. She was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Ellington, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gessay) Zinker. Elizabeth loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and having lunch with her Rockville High School friends. She is survived by her children, Karen Bell, of Ellington, and Stanley Machnik and his wife, Sandra, of Durham. She also leaves her sister, Margaret Wendus, of Columbia; and her brother, Joseph Zinker Jr., of Tolland; and her grandchildren, Sarah Bell, Max Bell III, Michael Bell, Zachary Machnik, and Kaitlyn Machnik. She was predeceased by her siblings, Walter Zinker and Eleanor German. Relatives and friends may join the family Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, CT 06066. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, Rockville. Burial will follow at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Vernon. For online condolences, visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 2 to June 6, 2015
Martin, Kathleen A. "Kathy"  
Kathleen A. "Kathy" Martin (Sasali), 60, of Windsor Locks, entered into eternal peace Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. A daughter of the late John and Mary (Secor) Sasali, Kathy was born and raised in Windsor Locks where she lived for most of her life. She also had resided in Scottsdale, Arizona, Simsbury, and Hartford. Kathy was truly devoted to her job in the entertainment industry and was employed as a booking and promotions agent for over 15 years at the former Hartford Civic Center. In her younger years, she was active and enjoyed playing tennis and track, and participating in multiple sports. Kathy was a loving, caring, and articulate person. She was known for her candidness and dry sense of humor, and for being a straight shooter. Kathy is survived by a brother, John Sasali, and a sister, Jo-Ann Sasali, both of Windsor Locks; and numerous cousins and lifetime friends. She loved her family and relatives, and her neighbors and extended families of which there are too many to mention. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at St. Mary Church in Windsor Locks. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Kathy's memory may be made to an animal shelter charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Francis and Suffield Ambulance Association for the care given to Kathy. For online condolences, visit www.windsorlocksfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 2 to June 6, 2015
McIlduff, James Hugh "Duffer"  
James Hugh "Duffer" McIlduff, 68, of Ellington and formerly of South Windsor, passed away, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Born in Manchester, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Moriarty) McIlduff, he graduated from the former Holy Trinity High School, Hartford, Class of 1964 and received his BA from Providence College in 1968. He served in the CTANG and was employed by Pratt & Whitney, Vice President of Sales at Gunver Manufacturing, and concluded his career at ADChem. Duffer was a devoted father and grandfather. He had many caring friends with whom he shared good times. He loved to play golf and drive a late model car and enjoyed nothing more than a good story surrounded by his friends at Casey's where you often heard his distinctive laugh. He leaves his devoted daughter and son-in-law, Kristyn and Anthony Tarantino who lovingly cared for him during his final months; his granddaughter, Maryssa Morgan of South Windsor; a brother, Dr. John McIlduff and his wife, Patricia, of Grand Blanc, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by a brother, Dr. Joseph McIlduff; and his nephew John Joseph McIlduff. He also leaves his dear friends, John and Patti Ridzon, Bill Munroe, Tom "Sully" Sullivan, Shelly Salvatore and the mother of his daughter, Paula McIlduff. His family will receive friends Monday, June 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, followed by a service at noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John J. McIlduff Scholarship Fund, Powers Catholic High School, 1505 W. Count St. Flint, MI 48503, or Mayor Mike's Foundation for Kids, 249 Newbury St., Hartford, CT 06114-2233. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 30 to June 3, 2015
McLean, Irmine "Ginger" (Freethy)  
Irmine "Ginger" (Freethy) McLean, 78, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard McLean, passed away after a long battle with cancer Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Vernon. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon, where she lived and worked. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Tyrol and Maureen Bouchard. She was predeceased by her children Thomas and Sandra Freethy. Besides her husband, Richard, and her children, she is survived by her 10 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Emma Freethy, who held a special place in her heart. Ginger loved her family and her many friends. Relatives and friends may join the family at St. Bernard Church on Saturday, May 30, for a 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a gathering at Mitchell's Restaurant in Vernon. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name. For online condolences, please visit the guestbook.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 29 to June 2, 2015
McLean, Irmine "Ginger" (Freethy)  
Irmine "Ginger" (Freethy) McLean 78, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Richard McLean, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Vernon. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon, where she lived and worked. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Tyrol and Maureen Bouchard. She is predeceased by her children, Thomas and Sandra Freethy. Besides her husband, Richard, and children, she is survived by her 10 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Emma Freethy who held a special place in her heart. Ginger loved her family and her many friends. Relatives and friends may join the family at the St. Bernard Church on Saturday, May 30, 2015, for a 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a gathering at Mitchell's Restaurant in Vernon. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name. For online condolences, visit the guestbook on the newspaper's website.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 27 to June 1, 2015
Monty, Joyce M.  
Joyce M. Monty, 69, entered into eternal life May 3, 2015. Born in Windsor, and had resided in Enfield for 47 years. She retired after 26 years from Enfield Child Development Center (formally Enfield Day Care), where she was well liked by co-workers, parents and children. Joyce was survived by many loving friends and her two favorite companions, Mr. Snuggles and Eddy, who are being placed in homes through Roberta, a wonderful volunteer of Protector of Animals. A private burial service was held in the Hazardville Cemetery. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Protector of Animals, 144 Main St. Unit O, East Hartford, CT 06118. Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels was entrusted with her arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.brownefuneralchapels.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 27 to May 31, 2015
Nowak, Christine Wierzbicki (Ihnatyszcz)  
Christine (Ihnatyszcz) Wierzbicki Nowak, 67, of Enfield, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at Parkway Pavilion Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Legnica, Poland, and lived in Enfield for most of her life. The Federal Reserve, Bank of Boston, in Windsor Locks employed her for more than 20 years. She was a hard worker and she will be missed. She was a parishioner of St. Adalbert Church, Enfield, and she enjoyed gardening and vacationing at Seymour Lake, Vermont. She was always there to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She leaves four children, Lisa Scanlan and her husband, Douglas, in Tennessee, and Yolanda, Lucy, and Mark Wierzbicki, all in Enfield; and grandchildren, Destiny, Skyla, Joseph, and Bella Wierzbicki. Family and friends may gather Thursday, June 4, at 9 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Church, 90 Alden Ave., Enfield. Burial will follow at St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Her family will receive friends Wednesday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences, visit www.leetestevens.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 2 to June 6, 2015
Nugent, John E.  
John E. Nugent, 87, the husband of Lorraine (LeBel) Nugent, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of William and Ruth (Bixby) Nugent, he had lived in Manchester for 46 years. John was a retiree of the United States Air Force and served in the National Guard and had also retired from the Hartford Insurance Group. An avid gun collector, he was a member of the East Windsor Sportsmen's Club and the NRA. Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Alfred "Babe" Lavoie; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Joseph, Edward, Thomas, and William Nugent, Ruth Perry, Catherine Ward, and Shirley Rossitto. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, followed by burial with full military honors in St. James Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial donation may be made to the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 29 to June 2, 2015
Pottinger, Emma Mae "Bing" (Wagner)  
Emma Mae "Bing" (Wagner) Pottinger, 104, of Vernon, beloved wife of the late William C. H. "Bud" Pottinger, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 28, 2015. Born in Springfield, the daughter of the late Jacob and Emma (Starks) Wagner, she grew up in Springfield and lived most of her life in East Hartford before moving to Vernon 14 years ago. She was a longtime member of the former Burnside United Methodist Church, which is now the New Covenant United Methodist Church in East Hartford. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her two sons, William "Bill" Pottinger and his wife, Gladys, of South Windsor, and Rolf Pottinger, of Willington; her daughter-in-law, Ursula Pottinger, of Vernon; five grandchildren, Lori, Debbie, Lyn-Ann, Stefan, and Michael; nine great-grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Stacey, Kelly, Kara, Frankie, Erin, Eric, and Katlyn; a great-great-granddaughter, Madison; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her two sons, Roger and Philip Pottinger; a brother, Jacob Wagner; and a sister, Dorothy Bradley. Her family would like to thank all of the staff and caregivers at Vernon Manor for the wonderful care that they gave to her. Her family will receive friends for calling hours on Wednesday, June 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon, followed by a funeral service at the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, South Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Emma's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For online condolences, visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 1 to June 5, 2015
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