Hartford Courant Obituaries

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June 5, 2020

John Robert Burnham

John Robert Burnham

Granby, Connecticut

John Robert Burnham, 84, of Granby, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 2, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Villeneuve) Burnham for 35 years. John attended Simsbury High School, then proudly served in the United States Army. He was...

Joan Catherine Cabelus

Joan Catherine Cabelus

New Britain, Connecticut

Joan Catherine (Rosato) Cabelus, 83, of New Britain passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Joan was born on May 28, 1937 in Waterbury, CT and was a graduate of the Wilby High School class of 1955. She moved to New Britain at age 20,...

Lillian Conaway

Lillian Conaway

New Britain, Connecticut

Lillian Conaway, 86, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at Newington Health Care Center on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was a devoted mother, a humble friend and an overall giving person. Born in Ailey, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Will and Ruby (McCloud) Clark....

Constance D'Elia

Constance D'Elia

Hartford, Connecticut

Constance (Connie) Ann D'Elia, 86, of Hartford (formerly Wethersfield, CT and Holyoke MA), entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Barrett) D'Elia. In 1952, Connie...

Cecil H. Lafland Jr.

Cecil H. Lafland Jr.

New Britain, Connecticut

Cecil H. Lafland Jr., 82, entered eternal rest peacefully on April 8, 2020, at Bel Air Manor Newington CT. He was born June 21, 1937 in Ashland, Maine, a son of the late Cecil and Inez (Boxwell) Lafland Sr. Cecil moved to New Britain, Connecticut, where he raised his family....

Published in The Hartford Courant from May 22, 2020 to Jun. 7, 2020.

Anne Mainville

Anne Mainville

Manchester, Connecticut

Anne Mainville, 93 of Manchester CT, wife of the late Joseph "Val" Mainville, died Friday May 29, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Manchester CT, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Valasevicius) Bujaucius. Anne spent 30 plus years working at Hartford Steam...

Glenford Morgan

Glenford Morgan

Hartford, Connecticut

Glenford Morgan - affectionately called Glen, Teeth and Goldteeth, made his transition on May 21, 2020 at the St. Francis Hospital, Connecticut. The world was blessed with Glenford on September 11, 1960 to Edwin and Cindirella Morgan of Holland Village, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica....

Published in The Hartford Courant from Jun. 3, 2020 to Jun. 5, 2020.

Patsy P. Nettis

Patsy P. Nettis

Middletown, Connecticut

Patsy P. Nettis, 91, of Middletown, CT passed away peacefully at the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by his family on May 31, 2020. He was born in Hartford on December 5, 1928 to Philip Vito and Antonina (Cornelio) Nettis. He was the oldest of six...

Sally Nettis

Sally Nettis

Middletown, Connecticut

Sally (Affannato) Nettis, 86 of Middletown, CT passed away peacefully at the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by her family on May 31, 2020. She was born in Middletown, CT on August 29,1933. After she was born she and her parents relocated to Boston....

Leonardo Anthony Parla

Leonardo Anthony Parla

Manchester, Connecticut

Leonardo Anthony Parla, 86, beloved husband of Theresa (Cretella) Parla for 63 years, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 29, 2020. Lenny was born August 1, 1933 in Manchester, son of the late Cologero and Maria (Berlanti) Parla. He was a lifelong resident of...

Published in The Hartford Courant from Jun. 4, 2020 to Jun. 5, 2020.

Gilbert Parmele

Gilbert Parmele

Hartford, Connecticut

Gilbert (Gil) Parmele was born on December 11,1931, on Staten Island, New York, and died on June 1, 2020. Gil was married to his beloved wife, the late Anne (Madden) Parmele, for 40 years, and is survived by sons John (Jack) Parmele and David Parmele, and David's wife Tricia;...

Eleanor J. Plonski

Eleanor J. Plonski

Somers, Connecticut

Eleanor "Ellie" J. (Jagielski) Plonski 90, of Enfield, entered into eternal life, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 peacefully in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife of 50 years, to the late John C. Plonski, Sr. (2/2002). Eleanor was born on April 12, 1930 in...

Mary E. Russo

Mary E. Russo

Manchester, Connecticut

Mary E. Russo, 73, of Manchester, passed away on May 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of fifty years of George J. Russo, Sr. Mary was born on April 29, 1947 in Brighton, MA, the daughter of...

Published in The Hartford Courant from Jun. 4, 2020 to Jun. 5, 2020.

John C. Shea

John C. Shea

Cromwell, Connecticut

John C. Shea, 78, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was a kind, generous man who always put the needs of others before his own. He was a member of the first graduating class of Cromwell High School 1959, and...

Bonnie J. Teixeira

Bonnie J. Teixeira

Middletown, Connecticut

Bonnie J. (Burns) Teixeira of Middletown, formerly of Unionville and Naugatuck, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Middlesex Hospital. She was born December 23, 1970 to Marianne T. and John C. Burns of Middletown, CT. Bonnie graduated from Mercy High School, attended...

Rosalyn I. Toper

Rosalyn I. Toper

Bloomfield, Connecticut

Rosalyn Irene (Oja) Toper passed away early June 1st after a short but intense fight with cancer. She was born September 29th, 1939, daughter of the late Frank and Irene Oja of Brooklyn. Rosalyn married the late Richard P. Toper and raised two sons, Richard J. Toper and...

Donald Richard Trenner

Donald Richard Trenner

Guilford, Connecticut

Donald "Donn" Richard Trenner of Guilford, CT passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 93. He was an only child, predeceased by his father, Henry Trenner, and mother, Florence (Goldbaum) Trenner. Born in New Haven, CT on March 10, 1927, Donn was blessed...

June 4, 2020

Stephanie Bergquist

Stephanie Bergquist

Enfield, Connecticut

Stephanie J. (Ray) Bergquist died peacefully May 29, 2020 following a battle with a rare illness. Stephanie was born in East Granby, CT on April 20, 1955, daughter of Betty Jean Ray (Rice) and the late John Antonio Ray. Stephanie was a loving mother of three children,...

Dorothy F. Campbell (Dulac)

Dorothy F. Campbell (Dulac)

Glastonbury, Connecticut

Dorothy Frances Campbell, 93, of Glastonbury, former long-time resident of Madison, passed away Monday, June 1st. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick, and her sister, Pauline (Dulac) Andrick. Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Paula (Campbell) Schwab, and her...

Felice "Phil" Cicio

Felice "Phil" Cicio

East Hartford, Connecticut

Felice "Phil" Cicio, 81, of East Hartford, the beloved husband of Damiana "Dina" (D'Amico) Cicio passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy, he was the son of Felice and Maria Audenzia Cicio. Phil's...

Sharon N. Daddona

Sharon N. Daddona

East Hartford, Connecticut

Sharon Noella Campbell-Daddona, 63, of East Hartford, loving wife of over 33 years of David F. Daddona, peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford after a long illness. Born in Norwich on May 8, 1957, a daughter of the...

James H. Dahlgren

James H. Dahlgren

Southington, Connecticut

James H. Dahlgren, age 69, of Southington, passed away on Thursday May 28, 2020 from a courageous battle with congestive heart failure at the Hospital of Central CT. He was born November 25, 1950, in Berlin CT to the late Harold and Sophie (Ducki) Dahlgren. James was a...

Frances Dornfried

Frances Dornfried

Kensington, Connecticut

Frances (Dower) Dornfried, 89, of Kensington and Old Saybrook, wife of the late William H. Dornfried, Sr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Born in New Haven, Frances was the daughter of the late William and Mary Dower and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church....

Arthur Gauthier

Arthur Gauthier

New Britain, Connecticut

Arthur "Jack" Gauthier, 94, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel Lorraine Gauthier, who passed away in 2014. Born in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Pierre and...

Pauline Jensen

Pauline Jensen

Newington, Connecticut

Pauline (Rajkowski) Jensen, 94, a longtime Newington resident, died peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward T. Jensen. Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Gwara) Rajkowski, she completed business school...

Patricia Ann Kinsey

Patricia Ann Kinsey

Newington, Connecticut

Patricia Ann (Ostertag) Kinsey, 82, of Newington, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Phillip W. Kinsey. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Sedcieski) Ostertag, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of...

Marion Kollias

Marion Kollias

Portland, Connecticut

Marion O'Leary Kollias, 97, of Glastonbury, former long-time resident of Portland, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home the evening of May 30th. Marion is survived by and will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 68 years, Paris Kollias, her two daughters, Diane...

Cynthia A. Lynch

Cynthia A. Lynch

Suffield, Connecticut

Cynthia A. Lynch, 66, of Suffield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on May 1, 1954, the daughter of the late William E. Lynch and Joan M. Robinson. She was raised in West Suffield and was a graduate of Suffield High...

Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy

Torrington, Connecticut

Elizabeth "Libby" O. McCarthy, 98 of Torrington, formerly of Milford, passed away on Monday, June 1 at Litchfield Woods Health Care Center in Torrington, CT. Born on December 8, 1921 in Malden, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Viola S. Leach. She was the wife...

Elizabeth Richard

Elizabeth Richard

Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Elizabeth (Betty) Richard, 98, of Windsor Locks, CT entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 40 years Harry L. Richard. She is survived by her four children, Jean Oiumette, Harry E. Richard, Robert Richard, and Margaret Regis; 9...

Judith W. Roy

Judith W. Roy

Newington, Connecticut

Judith Ann (Winter) Roy, 80, of Newington leaves behind her doting husband Joseph Roy after passing away peacefully at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain on June 1, 2020 with loving family by her side. Judy was born to Robert and Jessie (Jones) Winter on...

In Memoriam

Christina Laggis White-Sikes

In Memoriam

Christina Laggis White-Sikes

Hartford, Connecticut

Oh blessed day when God sent you into this world to bring joy and peace to all whom you've encountered. Oh blessed day when the angels greeted you back into Heaven that sweet place where we will meet again my love. I pray to you with my mothers heart. I love you so, MOMME.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jun. 4, 2020.

Pamela Mary Yost

Pamela Mary Yost

Granby, Connecticut

Pamela Mary Yost, 70, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Simsbury. Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 4, 1950, daughter of the late John H. and Mary (Hynds) Yost, she was raised in Bloomfield and had lived in Granby for over 40 years. Pamela...

June 3, 2020

Charles W. Casella Jr.

Charles W. Casella Jr.

Hartford, Connecticut

Charles W. Casella Jr., 81, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Beverlee (Connell) Casella died peacefully at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, CT, Charles was son of the late Charles W. and Bernadette (Bouthillier) Casella. Charles grew up in Hartford and was a...

Michael J. Grabel

Michael J. Grabel

Columbia, Connecticut

Michael J. Grabel, beloved husband of Patricia E. Grabel, died April 30, 2020, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Fla., from Alzheimer's disease. Michael was a long-time resident of Columbia, Conn., before moving to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in 2017. Michael was born on Oct. 2,...

Arthur Holcomb "Archie" Harris Jr.

Arthur Holcomb "Archie" Harris Jr.

New Britain, Connecticut

Arthur Holcomb "Archie" Harris, Jr., 87, died Sunday May 31, 2020, at home. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Dillon) Harris, he was a lifelong resident. At an early age, Archie joined his father and brothers in the family business, A. H. Harris...

Carolyn A. Hoyland

Carolyn A. Hoyland

Marlborough, Connecticut

Carolyn A. (Bellmore) Hoyland, 77, of Marlborough, beloved wife of Bernard J. Hoyland passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home after a courageous 21 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born June 7, 1942 in Hartford she was the daughter of the late George and...

Henry P. Juszkiewicz

Henry P. Juszkiewicz

Newington, Connecticut

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:30 am, Henry P. Juszkiewicz, of Newington, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 64. Henry was born on December 9, 1955 in New Britain to Edward and Janina (Duma) Juszkiewicz, and graduated from EC Goodwin Tech in 1975. He was a...

Donna Marie Latonie

Donna Marie Latonie

Granby, Connecticut

Donna Marie Latonie, 69 of Granby, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2020 at her home. Donna was born April 27, 1951 in Hartford, a daughter of Elizabeth (Gemme) Russo. Growing up Donna was a social butterfly, making many friends in school and all throughout her life. She was...

Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

Stephen Morris, 76, of Stafford Springs and Old Orchard Beach, ME, entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was born on January 24, 1944, in Hertford, England, the son to the late Cecil and Violet (Oakley) Morris. Stephen enjoyed a long career as a property...

Beverly G. Stewart

Beverly G. Stewart

Broad Brook, Connecticut

Beverley Gertrude (Deveran) Stewart, 84, of the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, beloved wife to predeceased husband William S. Stewart of 32 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 29th, 2020. Beverley was born in Manchester on August 27th 1935. She resided in Broad...

Gordon Charles Todd

Gordon Charles Todd

West Hartford, Connecticut

Gordon Charles Todd, 79, of West Hartford, CT, formerly of Manchester, CT, passed away the morning of June 1, 2020 at his home. It was his birthday. Gordon was born on June 1, 1941 in North Adams, MA, to Gordon James Todd and Margaret "Peg" Demers Todd. He was an only child....

June 2, 2020

Justin Tyler DiGianni

Justin Tyler DiGianni

Deep River, Connecticut

Justin Tyler DiGianni, age 34, resident of Deep River, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 13th, 2020, following a grueling two-year battle with testicular cancer. He passed away in his childhood home in Clinton, CT, surrounded by his loving family, friends and dog...

John Elliott

John Elliott

Wethersfield, Connecticut

John Elliott, 84, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Wethersfield, beloved husband for 48 years to the late Ann (McPherson) Elliott, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020, due to complications of Covid-19. Born September 5, 1935 in Durham County, England, he was the son of...

Published in The Hartford Courant from May 31, 2020 to Jun. 2, 2020.

Chester J. Hijeck

Chester J. Hijeck

Suffield, Connecticut

Chester Joseph Hijeck, 88, of Suffield, beloved husband of the late Anna (Adams) Hijeck passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital. Chet was born during the depression in 1931, the youngest of seven children and grew up on his parents' small farm in...

Marion Kolias

Marion Kolias

Portland, Connecticut

Marion O'Leary Kollias, 97, of Glastonbury, former long-time resident of Portland, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home the evening of May 30th. Marion is survived by and will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 68 years, Paris Kollias, her two daughters, Diane...

Walter A. Murzyn Sr.

Walter A. Murzyn Sr.

Plainville, Connecticut

Walter A. Murzyn, Sr., 82, of Plainville, passed with dignity on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Avon. He was the beloved husband of the late Judith Rose Mary Murzyn who passed in 2015. Walter was born on June 8, 1937 in New Britain the son of the late Constanty and Nellie (Bigis)...

Gloria M. Ricketts

Gloria M. Ricketts

Hartford, Connecticut

Gloria M. Ricketts, 86, of Hartford, CT, departed this life to be with the Lord on May 22, 2020. Ms. Ricketts was born in Tucker, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies on August 2, 1933 to the late William Ricketts and the late Julia Williams Ricketts. A Private Visitation will...

June 1, 2020

Sandra Marie Brooks

Sandra Marie Brooks

Windsor, Connecticut

Sandra Marie Brooks, 57, of Windsor passed away Wednesday May 27, 2020. Born in Hartford, son of the late Ira Uriah Brooks and Rosa Louisa (McDonald) Brooks of Windsor, she was a lifelong resident. Sandra graduated from Northwest Catholic High School and attended UCONN. She...

Angelo Anthony Nista Jr.

Angelo Anthony Nista Jr.

West Hartford, Connecticut

Angelo 'Sonny' Anthony Nista, Jr., 81, beloved husband of the late Carol L. (Genovese) Nista, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020. Born June 3, 1938 in New Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Angelo A. and Louise M. (Barile) Nista. Angelo graduated from Hamden High School,...

Lois H. Stanton

Lois H. Stanton

Bristol, Connecticut

EASTHAM - Lois H. Stanton, 90, passed away on May 24, 2020 at Liberty Commons, N. Chatham, MA. Lois was born on December 31, 1929 in Boston and was adopted in infancy by Florence Seward Davis Hoffman and Henry Hoffman of New Britain, CT. Her childhood was filled with dance...

Giovanna Tarantello

Giovanna Tarantello

Out Of State, Massachusetts

Giovanna (Tomassilli) Tarantello, 74, formerly of Hartford, CT, passed away Wednesday May 27, 2020 at Daybrook Village in Holyoke, MA. She was born Feb. 20, 1946 in Pratola Peligna, L'Aquila, Italy, the daughter of the late Piero and Giulia (Federico) Tomassilli. She was...

Daniel I. Wachspress

Daniel I. Wachspress

Hartford, Connecticut

DR. DANIEL IRA WACHSPRESS, age 62, passed away on May 29, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia due to complications associated with frontotemporal dementia. Dan was born in 1957 in Bloomfield, Connecticut. He graduated summa cum laude in three years from the University of Connecticut...

May 31, 2020

Isabelle M. Amendola

Isabelle M. Amendola

North Haven, Connecticut

Isabelle Mary (Carbone) Amendola, 75, of North Haven died peacefully on Tuesday (May 19, 2020) at her home (not COVID-19 related). Isabelle was born on May 12, 1945 in Hartford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Piro) Carbone. She grew up in Hartford and attended St....

Ralph E. Bartee Jr.

Ralph E. Bartee Jr.

Hartford, Connecticut

Ralph Edward Bartee, Jr., 57, lost his 40-year courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) almost to the day of his first episode. On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, he left this earth to join God and his father, Ralph Edward Bartee, Sr. in his eternal home. Ralph was born June 26,...

Eugenie Berry

Eugenie Berry

Hartford, Connecticut

Eugenie Berry, 87, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Eugenie was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, and dear friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Her family will fondly remember her as a giving...

Carol A. Blain

Carol A. Blain

East Hartford, Connecticut

Carol Ann (Foss) Blain, 84, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Bel-Air Manor in Newington. She was the beloved wife for 42 years of the late Maurice Blain, who she is now reunited with. Carol was born in Manchester, NH on December 12, 1935...

In Memoriam

George Rowland Brown Jr., USN WWII

In Memoriam

George Rowland Brown Jr., USN WWII

Hartford, Connecticut

On this Memorial weekend, just two years after your death I find myself (your wife) thankful for having been married to you the first 18 years of this century. As you said these were the best years of our lives as we did it "our way," not the kids way. The isolation and...

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 31, 2020.

Lillian G. Brown

Lillian G. Brown

Colchester, Connecticut

Lillian Griffin Brown, 91, of Colchester, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Born February 14, 1929, in Hebron, CT; she was the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Olin) Griffin. In 1947 Lillian graduated from Windham High School in Willimantic, CT....

Richard L. Brown

Richard L. Brown

West Hartford, Connecticut

Richard Laidley Brown, the loving husband of Margaret Brown, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at UConn Health, after celebrating his 91st birthday earlier that day. Richard was born in Trail, British Columbia, Canada to Edna Laidley Brown and Wilfred Miller Brown. He spent...

Elizabeth Budnik

Elizabeth Budnik

Columbia, Connecticut

Elizabeth Budnik, 69, of Columbia, beloved wife for 34 years of Andrew A. Budnik, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2020, in New Britain. Born in South Deerfield, MA on June 1, 1950, daughter of the late Ted and Emilia (Maziarz) Marzec, she was raised in Hartford and...

Elaine M. Caporale

Elaine M. Caporale

Glastonbury, Connecticut

Elaine (Malz) Caporale, 55, of Glastonbury, passed away at home, after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 23, 2020. She was the beloved wife of William Caporale. Born in White Plains, NY, Elaine was the daughter of Russell Malz Jr. and...