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GORNEAULT, HERBERT* - Haddam  
GORNEAULT, HERBERT J. Herbert Joseph Gorneault, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at home, in Cocoa, Florida. He was born August 28, 1930, son of the late Lewis Gorneau & Marie Michaud. Herb pioneered his own concrete construction company for 33 years, and retired to Cocoa, Florida where he enjoyed his passion for construction as he continued to support his friends and community with multiple handyman projects as Herb the Handyman. His golf habit provided special opportunities and very special friendships. Herb was a long time member of the Rotary Club serving as President during 1991-1992 and supported the Rotary’s foreign exchange program with great delight. He was also a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Herb is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 63 years, Joan Arlene (Ouellette) Gorneault; his children: Caroline & Richard Madore of East Windsor, Connecticut, Gerald & Linda Gorneault of Palm Harbor, Florida, Carlene Gorneault of Middletown, Connecticut, Janice Ouellette of Durham, Connecticut and Judy Mayer of Cocoa, Florida. Also his beloved grandchildren: Jacqueline Corricelli, Gregory Madore, Peter Gorneault, Laurie Levenstein, Amy Staskelunas, Chelsea & Eric Murphy, and Amanda Gulino. He was also blessed with 3 great-grandchildren: Kendra, Genevieve and Mia. Herb is also survived by his siblings: Alice & Fernand Morin, Edgar & Joan Gorneau, Hermance Marquis, Jeannine & Robert Corriveau, Antoinette (Toni) & Philipe Beaupre, Gerard Gorneau and Gisele & James Chamberland; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Patricia Pelletier (Patsy), and Nancy Manz, his brothers, Junior, Norman, and Donald and his grandson, Edward P. Staskelunas IV. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Tammy Mangual of CarePlus, the staff of Daddy O’s restaurant and all of his very good friends who made Herb’s Florida home so special. His Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday (Dec. 20th) at 1 p.m. at St. Peter Church, Higganum. Burial will be in Burr Cemetery, Higganum. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Blessed Sacrament Church, 5135 U.S. 1, Cocoa, FL 32927, or Saint Peter’s Church, PO Box 707, Higganum, CT 06441.
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 17, 2014
HOFHER, HAZEL D.* - Middletown  
HOFHER, HAZEL D. Hazel D. Hofher, 84, of Middletown, CT, Mashpee, MA, and Reno, NV, wife of the late James M. Hofher, Jr., passed away peacefully on December 13, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer, in the comfort of her family. Hazel was the daughter of Thomas F. and Hazel P. Dillon. She lived in Middletown for 72 years before moving to Mashpee, and then recently to Reno. She attended Middletown schools, graduating MHS Class of 1948. While her three children were young, Hazel enjoyed being home with them, later entering the work force as a School Crossing Guard at Farm Hill School. Hazel worked at the Middletown Press in the advertising Department, as a Switchboard Operator for SNET, worked side by side with husband Jim for 15 years at the ‘Hutch’ in Higganum, and later as the Vault Clerk at Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Bank. Upon retirement from the bank, Hazel was the ‘Card Lady’ for Hallmark at the Middletown Stop and Shop. Hazel is survived by her children, Mary Beth Mansfield and her husband Ben of Mashpee, MA, Patricia Hofher-Mylchreest (Miss Patsy) and her husband Dave of Middletown, CT, and James M. Hofher, III, and his wife Cathy of Reno, NV. She leaves eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves her brother, William Dillon of Middletown , sisters-in law Nancy Benson of Natick, Mass, Marcia Meehl of Middletown, Brother-in-law David Meehl, and many nieces ,nephews, and cousins, as well as her ‘grand-dog’ Charlie .Hazel was predeceased by her parents, as well as her brother, Thomas Dillon. Hazel’s greatest joy in life was her children and their accomplishments in their life’s work. She is deeply loved by family and friends and will be mourned and missed by each. Special thanks and gratitude are extended by Hazel’s family to Infinity Hospice Care, of Reno, for their tender and loving care during Hazel’s final months. Hazel’s family would also like to thank all who kept our Mom in your prayers, and for her never ending cads and well wishes. A celebration of Hazel’s Life, with a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers it is Hazel’s wish that donations be made to the Development Funds of Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT 06457, or Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT 06457. Biega Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com .
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 19, 2014
JAMES, BOBBY "BJ"* - Cromwell/middletown  
JAMES, BOBBY “BJ” Bobby “BJ” James, 61, of Cromwell, passed away on Wednesday, December 17th, at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Darlington, SC, he was the son of the late Robert and Vivian (Mack) James, Sr. BJ graduated Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1972 where he excelled at basketball and attended Worcester State University and Fitchburg State University, both in MA where he also excelled at sports. He worked thirty-four years, retiring in 2011 in public service for CT Valley Hospital where he was beloved by his co-workers. BJ was active in community service and politics in Middletown, was an avid reader and a history buff. BJ is survived by his daughter, Ariel James of Brooklyn, NY; four brothers, Robert James, Jr. (Dolores) of Middletown, Lawrence James of Middletown, Darryl James of Cromwell and Nelson Davis of Bridgeport; three sisters, Gwendolyn W. Brown (Archie) of Beaufort, SC, Cheryl Yeboah (K.A.) of East Granby and Delores Hill (Charlie) of Cromwell and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 23rd, at 11:00 am at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown, with Rev. Dr. Marvelene Haynes officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call on Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. To share memories or send condolences to the James family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 20, 2014
LABRECQUE, DONALD* - Ludlow  
LaBRECQUE, DONALD Donald LaBrecque, 59, of Ludlow passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at home. Born in Ludlow July 8, 1955, he was the son of the late Romeo and Dorothy (Abair) LaBrecque Belisle. He was a graduate of Ludlow High School and the University of Massachusetts. Don was an active and devoted member of the Parish Community of St. Elizabeth in Ludlow, singing in both choirs. His family would like to thank the entire parish for their love and support during his illness. Don is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years Kathleen (Taylor) LaBrecque of Ludlow, his beloved sons Timothy and Jonathan, both of Ludlow; three brothers Rodney LaBrecque of Wilbraham; Jay LaBrecque of Waterbury, CT; and Daniel Belisle of Ludlow along with his step-father Leonard Belisle of Ludlow. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother, Roger LaBrecque. Don also leaves his faithful feline companion, Jack. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass celebrating Don’s life on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Parish Community of St. Elizabeth, Hubbard St, Ludlow. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA. For more information please go to www.kapinosmazurfh.com .
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 17, 2014
MARINO, ANTHONY SALVATORE* - Middletown  
MARINO, ANTHONY SALVATORE Anthony Salvatore Marino (Tony) passed away peacefully on December 15th, 2014 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Tony was born August 3rd, 1930. He was a proud alumnus of Middletown High School and the University of Connecticut. During his college years, Tony was called to active duty in the US army and served time in Germany during the Korean conflict, as a Sergeant in an intelligence unit. After receiving his bachelors degree in business from UCONN in 1954,he worked for many years as business manager for Marino Plumbing and Heating. Tony was very active in public service in Middletown. He was a democratic councilman from the early 1960s through 1975. He was elected mayor of Middletown in 1975 and served two terms. Tony continued to be active in his community through his service in the Salvation Army, The Elks, Rockfall Corporation, Urban Forestry, and many more. Tony formed his own business, AM Realty, where he served as a real estate broker and property manager. He was active with Middletown Board of Realtors for several years.His commitment and dedication to Middletown was tireless and his love for his city remained with him to the end. Tony is predeceased by his beloved wife Vergene “Genie” Snowman Marino, and his father and mother Sebastian and Carmelina Marino. He is survived by his loving children: Michael Moller-Marino, his wife Diana, and their 2 children Eliza and Zachary of Middletown; Linda King, her husband Richard and their 3 children, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Abigail of Duxbury, VT; and Patricia Cady and her husband Christopher Pierson, and Patricia’s children Adrienne and Samuel of Duxbury,VT. Tony also had 4 great grandchildren; Anna and Emma King, and Gavin and Reid Kessler. He is also survived by his 3 loving sisters and their families; Josephine Botti of Middletown, Elizabeth Peterson of Reidfield ME, and Tina Loomis of Middletown. The family would like to thank the Middlesex Hospice Unit for their compassionate care. Calling Hours are Sunday 12/21/14 from 3-7pm at D’Angelo’s Funeral Home, 22 South Main St., Middletown. Funeral mass is Monday 12/22/14 at St. Sebastian’s Church, Middletown, CT at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Hospice Unit, c/o Office of Philanthropy, Middlesex Hospital, 28 Crescent St, Middletown, CT 06457 Please visit www.dangelofuneralhome.com .
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 19, 2014
O'BRIEN, BARBARA LOUISE* - Middletown  
O’BRIEN, BARBARA LOUISE HERTENS Barbara Louise (Hertens) O’Brien, 82, of Middletown, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. Barbara was born in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Bernice (Hanson) Hertens. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. Barbara enjoyed bingo, crocheting and many a tea party with her close friends. Barbara is survived by three daughters, Wanda Vass and her husband Bruce of Wallingford, Gale Tycz and her husband Frank of Durham, Cheryl Russo of Columbia and her significant other Bill Kofalk, seven grandchildren, Marianne Trehern, Todd Perry, Tanya Deveau, David Tycz, Steven Tycz, Kevin Tycz, Bobi-Lee Bomster and ten great grandchildren, Courtney, Amanda, Jacob, Hunter, Ethan, Kylie, Mary, Lilly, Addy and Bryana. She was predeceased by her son, Thomas Bomster and sister, Joan Morin. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St. Middletown. Friends may call prior to the service from 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday. To share memories or express condolences online please visit: www.biegafuneralhome.com .
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 17, 2014
OTFINOSKI, ANTHONY B. "TONY"* - Chester  
OTFINOSKI, ANTHONY B. “TONY” Anthony B. “Tony” Otfinoski, 94, of Chester, beloved husband of Helen Otfinoski, died Tuesday at Middlesex Hospital. He was born in Rockfall, son of the late Jacob and Agatha Otfinoski and grew up in Middletown where the family moved a few years later. He worked on his father’s farm with his brothers and joined the U.S. Navy in World War II. Tony served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters as a signalman. On leave in New York City in December 1943, he met Helen, the love of his life, at a dance. They married the following September and this year celebrated 70 years of marriage. After graduating from Adelphi University on Long Island, Tony worked as a sales representative for numerous companies before becoming a rep for Blue Cross of Connecticut. After his retirement, Tony and Helen moved to Old Saybrook, where he continued to pursue his passion for sailing as a member of the Baldwin Yacht Club. He served as the club’s Commodore and was also a member of the VFW Post 1467 in Old Lyme. Besides his wife Helen, Tony is survived by his sons, Steven Otfinoski and his wife Beverly of Stratford, Jamie Otfinoski and his wife Lia of Bridgeport, David Otfinoski and his wife Maria of Chester, a brother, John Ott of Middletown; six grandchildren, Jamie, Jaclyn, Danielle, Martha, Benjamin and Annie Otfinoski and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson Daniel Otfinoski; a sister, Sophie Dione; four brothers, Joseph, Walter and Peter and Lawrence Otfinoski. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Haddam Neck Covenant Church, 17 Haddam Neck Rd, East Hampton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the State Veterans’ Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown. Memorial contributions may be sent to the VFW Post 1467, P.O. Box 192 Old Lyme, CT 06371.
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 18, 2014
PACH, STEVEN FREDERICK* - East Haddam  
PACH, STEVEN FREDERICK Steven Frederick Pach, 94, of Moodus, beloved husband of Joan (Eisele) Pach, died Wednesday Dec. 17th at Middlesex Hospital. Born January 12, 1920 in his family home in Moodus he was the son of the late Frank J. and Joanna (Durak) Pach. Steve was born and raised at Cave Hill Camp and Ranch in Moodus, CT and was a graduate of Nathan Hale Ray High School. He served in WWII for 3 years and 8 months with the 1st Cavalry Division serving in the Pacific Theatre. He returned “Home Alive in ‘45” and operated Cave Hill Stables and Pach Stock Farm. He was still on a tractor and making hay last summer. Steve read the obits every day and was happy he wasn’t listed until today. Happy Trails! Besides his wife he is survived by his son Frank Pach and his wife Vicki Riley-Pach of East Haddam, two daughters Maureen E. Pach of Moodus, Bridget McLoughlin and her husband Christopher of Weston, four grandchildren Caitlin, Ryan, Damon and Ian. He was predeceased by his eight siblings. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday Dec. 20th at 10AM in St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Moodus. Burial will follow in St. Bridget Cemetery in Moodus. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Friday Dec. 19th from 4PM until 7PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Bridget Golden Heart Fund, P.O. Box 422, Moodus, CT 06469 or Seminary Education Fund of Norwich Diocese 197 Broadway Norwich, CT 06360 to any Veteran’s Charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit: www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com .
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 18, 2014
SIENA, SHEILA* - Middletown  
SIENA, SHEILA DUNN Sheila Dunn Siena, of Middletown, went to join her husband Sammy in Heaven on December 12, 2014. She is predeceased by her husband, Samuel Siena Jr., her parents, Grace and Michael Dunn, a sister, Sharon Dunn Ledoux and her father-in-law, Samuel Siena Sr. She is survived by a niece, Sarah Desrosiers, great niece, Mackenzie Desrosiers, brother-in-law, Bruce Ledoux, and mother-in-law, Philomena (Minnie) Siena. She was a member of St. Sebastian Church. She attended Middletown High School and Middlesex Community College where she met her soulmate, Sammy, whom she was married to for 32 Years. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Wesleyan University for 32 years. Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 9 A.M. from the D’Angelo Funeral Home 22 South Main St, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. at St. Sebastian Church. Burial will be in the family plot in St. John Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-6 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to local hospice or the ALS Association at www.alsa.org/donate
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Published in middletownpress on Dec. 17, 2014
SIMPSON, WILLIAM CHARLES* - Middletown  
SIMPSON, WILLIAM CHARLES William Charles Simpson, 58, passed away on Tuesday, December 16th at Hartford Hospital. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Charles and Hazel (Potter) Simpson. Bill lived in Middletown all his life. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and loved playing the guitar and building jet engines. William is survived by two daughters, Laneya Simpson and Meghan Simpson, both of Bristol; two nephews and two nieces. Family and friends may call on Sunday, December 21st from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit: www.doolittlefuneralservice.com .
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