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BARRY, Irving W. Jr.

MANSFIELD AND STAFFORD

Irving W. Barry, Jr., 75, of Cedar Swamp Rd., Mansfield, husband of Priscilla (Kendall) Barry, died Tuesday, (February 1, 2000) at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was born June 23, 1924 in Willington, the son of the late Irving Barry, Sr. and Barbara (Schlehofer) Barry and was a lifelong Mansfield resident. He had been employed as the plant superintendent at Drycor Felt Co. in Stafford for many years and later worked part-time at the Goodwin Elementary School in Mansfield. He was a proud World War II Army veteran of the 5th Armored Division and was a Past Commander of VFW Post #9800, Mansfield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Richard Barry of Ashford, Barbara Barry of Vernon, and Heidi Barry-Rodriguez of Parkland, FL; a brother, Richard, of Willimantic; four sisters, Helen Bernat of Storrs and Virginia McManus, Delores Gaudreau and Norma Catalano, all of Willimantic; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Woodward Cemetery, Rte. 44, Ashford, with the Rev. Ronald Baker officiating. A reception will follow the service at the home of Richard Barry, 278 Pumpkin Hill Rd., Ashford. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 238 W. Town St., Norwich, CT, 06360. Arrangements by the Potter Funeral Home, Willimantic

Published in The Courant: 2/3/00


BEAUPRE, Leo F.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Leo F. Beaupre, 85, formerly of West St. Avery Park, Stafford Springs, died Sunday, (January 23, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. Leo was the widower of the late Alice Marie (Tardiff) Beaupre who died on Jan. 6, 1998. He was born in Connor, ME, son of the late Fred and Mary (Guerette) Beaupre. He was a retired machinist leadman at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft after 28 years of service and was a member of St. Edward Parish. Leo is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard L. and Arlene Beaupre, Galen K. and Sandra Beaupre, daughter and son-in-law, Marlene J. and John Hurchala, all of Stafford Springs; Eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Claude Beaupre of Rockland, ME, Clifford Beaupre of East Windsor; six sisters, Ida Schneider, Viola LaPage, Florence Waldren, all of Dansville, NY, Rita Hoffman of Perkinsville, NY, Audrey Belanger of Atlanta, NY, Jane Beaupre of Caribou, ME; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, 06076.

Published in The Courant: 1/25/00


BIDDLE, Norman A.

ENFIELD AND STAFFORD

Norman A. Biddle, 45, of Chestnut Street, Windsor Locks, died Saturday, (February 19, 2000) of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ellington. Born in Waynesburg, PA, he was a former resident of Enfield and Stafford, moving to Windsor Locks this past year. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed for Hobard Inc. Norm was a member of the Rockville Fish & Game Club and the National Rifle Assn. He is survived by two sons, William A. Biddle of Susun, CA, and Matthew J. Biddle at home; a daughter, Stephanie M. Biddle of Chandler, AZ; a brother, William E. and his wife, Barbara Biddle of Wilson, NC; a sister, Dora and her husband, Michael Helechu of Enfield; and a granddaughter, Kayla Mae Biddle. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. His family will receive relatives and friends at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Rockville Fish & Game Club, Fish & Game Road, Rockville, CT 06066.

Published in The Courant: 2/22/00


BIDORINI, Ambrose Dante

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Ambrose Dante Bidorini, 89, of Stafford Springs, died Sunday (February 27, 2000) at Rockville General Hospital, Rockville. He was born in Dorchester, MA, son of the late Innocenti and Bambina (Muzzucelli) Bidorini. He was the former owner and operator of the former Stafford Refrigerator Sales & Service for 20 years and then retired from Hamilton Standard, division of U.T.C. as an experimental refrigeration technician after 22 years of service. Dante was a coach for the Stafford PeeWee Baseball League for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Stafford Grange No. 1. Dante is survived by his loving wife of 64 years of marriage, Edna K. Bidorini of Stafford Springs; a daughter, Patricia Bidorini of Stafford Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward K. and Margot Bidorini of Bethel Park, PA; a goodson/grandson, Kuhrt E. Bidorini and his wife Cynthia of Ellington; a granddaughter, Kim Struk and her husband Randolph of Pittsburg, PA; two great grandsons, Michael and Matthew Struk; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Earhardt Kolsch of Tolland; several nieces, nephews and many cousins. Calling hours will be held TODAY 6-8 p.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with a Grange Service at 7 p.m. Funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Published in The Courant: 2/29/00


BOCASH, Josephine

WILLIMANITC AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Josephine Bocash, 92, formerly of Gifford Avenue, Willimantic, died Thursday (March 23, 2000) at St. Joseph Living Center, Willimantic. She was the widow of the late Joseph W. Bocash who died on Sept. 7, 1990. She was born in Chaplin, daughter of the late Arthur and Sophie (Vine) Hubert. She was a retired clerk at Todd's Department Store for 11 years and W. T. Grants for 22 years. She was a member of St. Marys Parish in Willimantic. Josephine is survived by two daughters, Barbara Kolentik of Tennessee; Estelle Kolentik of Willimantic; a grandson, James Millerd; a granddaughter, Joann Dupont all of Willimantic; two great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, 2 p.m., in St. Edward Church, 55 High Street, Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 3/26/00


CHAPPELL, George B.

ENFIELD, STAFFORD SPRINGS

George B. Chappell, 98, and Catherine (Hogan) Chappell 93, husband and wife for 72 years, formerly of Enfield Street, Enfield, died peacefully within a few hours of each other on Friday, (March 31, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care. George was born in Manchester, England and was a longtime resident of the community, having been employed by Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co., Colt Firearms, Hamilton Standard Div. of U.T.C. and M.H. Rhodes, Inc. before retiring 25 years ago. Catherine was born in Suffield and lived in Enfield most of her life. They were communicants of St. Patrick Church. George and Catherine are survived by two sons, George T. Chappell of Stafford Springs, and Bruce M. Chappell of Enfield; two daughters, Mary E. Sarno and Joan C. Smilgys, both of Enfield; 12 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. They were predeceased by a son, John Donald Chappell, who died in 1986. George was also predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and Gordon Chappell; and two sisters, Anna and Rebecca Chappell. Catherine was also predeceased by a brother, Thomas Hogan; and two sisters, Mary Hendsey and Margaret McKenna. Family and friends will gather for a funeral procession Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery. George's and Catherine's families will receive relatives and friends at the Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels, Monday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Published in The Courant: 4/2/00


DaDALT, Irene B.

STAFFORD SPRINGS AND CLERMONT, FL

Irene B. DaDalt, 79, formerly of West St., Stafford Springs, died Tuesday, (May 23, 2000) at Westminster Care of Clermont, Clermont, FL. She was born in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Louis and Antoinette (Scianamento) Biseglia. Irene was a retired nurses aide at the former Mansfield State Training School, Mansfield, after 17 years of service. She was a member of St. Edward Parish. Irene is survived by a son, David Paul DaDalt of Stafford Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia D. and Richard C. Schlamel of Clermont, FL; a brother, Bartholew Biseglia; and a sister, Lillian Robbins, both of Worcester, MA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Walter J. DaDalt, Jr. on April 12, 1982. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hour Friday, from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Citizen Scholarship Foundation of Stafford, Walter J. DaDalt, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o John B. Mitchell, P.O. Box 243, Stafford, CT 06075.

Published in The Courant: 5/24/00


DECICCO, Mary S.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Mary S. DeCicco, 88, of Woodland Drive Stafford Springs, died Tuesday (February 8, 2000) at Naples Community Hospital Naples, FL. She was the widow of the late Silvio L. DeCicco who died on May 3, 1982. She was born in Trento, Italy daughter of the late Mario and Speranca (Baldi) Baldracchi. She was a member of St. Edward Parish and the Stafford Senior Center. Mary is survived by two sons and a daughters-in-law John M. DeCicco of Atalnta, GA; Alfred L. DeCicco and Kay Hackney of Fairbanks, Alaska; a daughter and son-in-law Dianne S. and Michael Magrone of Stafford Springs; two grandsons Marc Magrone and Lucas DeCicco; a granddaughter Caroline Nappo, a brother-in-law and sisters-in-laws; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral will be held Saturday 9 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St. Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Church High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076 or Stafford Citizen Scholarship Foundation, c/o John B. Mitchell, Stafford Savings Bank P.O. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Published in The Courant: 2/10/00


DEMPSEY, George M.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

George M. Dempsey, 40, of Mayflower Hill Rd., Stafford Springs, died Tuesday, (March 28, 2000) at Hartford Hospital, Hartford. He was born in Northhampton, MA, son of Ruth (Richardson) Dempsey and the late James Dempsey. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and also served in Desert Storm. He was a parole officer for the State of Conn., Division of Parole. George volunteered as a coach for Stafford's Little League Baseball Teams, St. Edward School Basketball Team's, and the Stafford Soccer Club. He was a member of St. Edward Parish and the American Legion. George is survived by his loving wife, Lori (Poehler) Dempsey; a daughter, Ashley Marie Dempsey, both of Stafford Springs; his mother, Ruth (Richardson) Dempsey of South Hadley, MA; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Dorothy Poehler; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Marlene Barnett; a nephew, William Barnett, Jr; a niece, Megan Barnett, all of Stafford Springs; an uncle; an aunt; and several cousins; and a special friend, John Gasiorek of Stafford Springs. Funeral service will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with burial in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Ashley Marie Dempsey Scholarship Fund, c/o Stafford Savings Bank, John B. Mitchell, P.O. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT. 06076.

Published in The Courant: 3/29/00


DIXON, Caroline T. (Deutsch)

MANCHESTER AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Caroline T. (Deutsch) Dixon, 84, of Manchester, the widow of William R. Dixon, died Wednesday, (April 12, 2000) at a local convalescent home. Born in New Britain, she had lived in Manchester for 48 years. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, William J. and Linda Dixon of Stafford Springs, Robert A. and Kathy Dixon of Leland, NC, and Carol M. and William Legault of Manchester; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; her sister, Anne Ellison of New Britain; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Friday, 9 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, with a Graveside Service at 10 a.m. in East Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 9-9:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Home & Community Health Services, P.O. Box 1199 Enfield, CT. 06083, for Hospice donations.

Published in The Courant: 4/13/00


DREISCH, Joseph Anton

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Joseph Anton Dreisch, 77, of Tolland Ave., Stafford Springs, died Monday, (February 28, 2000) at home. He was born in Stafford, son of the late Louis and Philomina (Schwader) Dreisch. Joe worked at the former Big Boy Hydrolics, Co. of Stafford and was a self-employed handyman. He was an honorary life member of the Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 52 years of marriage, Rita (Lanagan) Dreisch of Stafford Springs; five sons and spouses, John Dreisch, David and Belinda Dreisch, Roger and Ann Dreisch, all of Stafford Springs, Brian Dreisch and Crystal Gray of South Willington, Kenneth Dreisch of Stafford; six daughters and spouses, JoAnn and Ronald Becker of New York, Peggy Heath of Rockville, Kathy Jarvis of Georgia, Cindy Belanger, Darlene Riley and Ralph Franklin, both of Stafford Springs, Connie Dreisch and David Quesnel of Broad Brook; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Caroline Dillon of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at the lntrovigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with the Rev. Sharon Miesel officiating. Burial will be in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home & Community Health Services (HOSPICE), P.O. Box 548, Stafford Springs, CT, 06076-0548.

Published in The Courant: 2/29/00


DUMAS, Helene

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Helene Dumas, 64, of Crystal Lake Rd., Stafford Springs, died Wednesday, (March 15, 2000) at her home. She was born in Hartford, daughter of Felecia (Verizzi) Lulek of Las Vegas, NV and the late John Lulek. Helene is survived by her loving husband of 48 years of marriage, Albert P. Dumas of Stafford Springs; five children, Debbie and her husband, Ronald Pinney, of Stafford Springs, Diane Dumas of Stafford Springs, Susan Russo of Enfield, Albert Dumas of East Hartford, and Kenny Dumas of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren; her mother, Felecia; two brothers, John Lulek of Las Vegas, NV and Philip Lulek of Scottsdale, AZ; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service will be private with no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Community Care, Inc. (Hospice), 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT, 06066.

Published in The Courant: 3/16/00


FAGAN, Barbara M.

STAFFORD AND HYDEVILLE

Barbara M. Fagan, 93, of East Street, Staffordville, died Friday (February 18, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. She was the widow of the late Francis J. Fagan, who died on May 18, 1991. She was barn in New York, daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Taborsky) Klecak. She was a retired button sorter at the former B. Schwanda & Son's Button Factory, and was a member of St. Joseph Church, Staffordville, and an honorary life member of the Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, 50 year plus. Barbara is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, William J. and Herm Fagan of Stafford Springs, John P. Fagan of Staffordville; a daughter, Barbara F. Harmon of Schenectady, NY; six grandchildren, James Harmon, Ann Soave, Timothy Fagan, Jay Fagan, Christopher Fagan, Patrick Fagan; three great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Sylvia Klecak of Stafford Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, William Klecak, Frank Klecak, Agnes Hansen and Lillian Kocarnik. Family and friends are invited to attend the calling hour on Tuesday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Edward Church, 55 High St., Stafford Springs, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, c/o 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076, or Stafford Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 68, Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 2/20/00


BALDWIN, Alla (Piccin) "Shammy"

Alla (Piccin) "Shammy" Baldwin, 92, of Old Monson Rd., Stafford, died Wednesday, (January 5, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. She was the widow of the late Ralph William Baldwin who died on May 4, 1964. She was born in Stafford Springs, daughter of the late John Batista and Angelina (Carnielli) Piccin. She was a retired lab technician for the State of CT Department of Health after 10 years of service and a part time cafeteria worker at the Staffordville School. She was a member of St. Edward Parish. Alla is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie (Baldwin) Mitchell and John Bradford Mitchell of Stafford; two grandchildren and their spouses, Susan (Mitchell) Greenberg and Dr. David Jay Greenberg of Charlotte, NC, Bradford Scot Mitchell and Laura (Strickland) Mitchell of Boca Raton, FL; a great-grandson, Alec Mitchell Greenberg; a brother, Lloyd Piccin of Nikomas, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Bruno, Lolo, and Aldo Piccin; and two sisters, Dina Sargent and Lola Ricci. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial graveside service on Monday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m., at St. Edward Cemetery, West Stafford Rd., Stafford Springs. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to Johnson Memorial Hospital, Phoenix Cancer Center Campaign, P.O. Box 548, Stafford Springs, 06076. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 1/8/00


FECTEAU, Roger

Roger Fecteau, 57, of Stafford Springs, loving husband of Theresa (Wieliczka) Fecteau, passed away Sunday, (January 2, 2000) at Rockville General Hospital. He was born in Rockville, son of the late Oscar Joseph and Irene (Foisy) Fecteau. Before his retirement, he was employed by Amerbelle Corp. for over 20 years. Roger was a great inspiration to many, after recently becoming a double amputee, he showed his courage and strength by continuing his love of trout fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. He will truly be missed by all who knew him and they will always remember his passions and love of life. Besides his wife he is survived by Raymond and Steve Fecteau, both of Rockville; three daughters, Darlene and Theresa Monique Fecteau, both of Stafford Springs, Ramona and her husband Kenneth Meek of Rockville; and their two children, James and Kayleigh Meek. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Fecteau of Stafford Springs, Thomas Fecteau of Niantic; his sister, Ann Fluet of Clearwater, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and loved friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, Rockville. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to a fund for his two minor children c/o Savings Bank of Rockville. The Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, has charge of arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 1/4/00


GALL, Emil E.

Emil E. Gall, 72, of Freemont Road, Enfield, died Saturday (January 1, 2000) at Bay State Medical Center Springfield, MA. He was born in West Willington, son of the late John and Katherine (Andrizal) Gall. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War Conflict. Emil was a retired Cork lift operator at Carris Reels of Enfield for over 30 years. He was a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post No. 6123 of Windsor Locks. Emil is survived by a Son David A. Gall of Enfield; two Brothers, John Gall and Joseph Gall both of Stafford Springs; A Sister, Anna Choma of Willington; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., Jan. 4, at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with the Rev. Linda Kraft officiating. Burial will be in Willington Hill Cemetery, Willington. Calling hours will be Monday 6-9 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to The Enfield Police Dept., c/o Enfield Community Ambulance Fund, 293 Elm St. Enfield, 06082.

Published in The Courant: 1/2/00


FLOTO, Kenneth R.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Kenneth R. Floto, 91, of East St., Stafford Springs, died Tuesday (March 14, 2000), at his home. He was the widow of the late Veronica (Fagan) Floto who died on Oct. 2, 1994. He was born in New Britain, son of the late Henry & Laura (Hickton) Floto. Ken was a licensed barber for 60 years and owned and operated Ken's Barber Shop in Stafford from 1931 until his retirement. Prior to that, he was an instructor at the Hartford Academy of Hairdressing and also worked for Shultz Beauty Salons. He was the originator of one of the first permanent wave solutions and expert on finger waving popular in the 2O's; serving silent film stars such as Laura LaPlante when they played at the State Theater in Hartford. He was a member of St. Edward Parish. Kenneth is survived by a son, Lary K. Floto; two granddaughters, Stacey Floto and Andrea Floto; a great grandson, Desmond Kenneth Floto, all of Stafford Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with burial in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling time will be one hour before the funeral service, 9-10 a.m., at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, PO Box 156, 565 Ashford Center Rd., Ashford, CT., 06278.

Published in The Courant: 3/15/00


FRANCINI, Orlando J. "Londo"

DERBY AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Orlando J. "Londo" Francini, 83, of Galotto St., Stafford Springs, died Thursday, (January 27, 2000) at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. He was born in Derby, son of the late Joseph and Claudia (Respari) Francini and came to Stafford Springs 76 years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Londo and his wife Dina were the owners of the former Tito's Restaurant for 30 years and then worked at the former McCormack's Drug Co. for many years. He was a member of St. Edward Parish, Rev. Felix J. O'Neil Council #1395 Knights of Columbus, Stafford Lions Club, Stafford Senior Center and an honorary life member of the Italian Benefit Society. Londo is survived by his loving wife of 59 years of marriage, Dina (Gianantoni) Francini of Stafford Springs; a daughter, Claudia J. Juarez of Revere, MA; three grandchildren, Lisa Anne, Jonathan and Marisa; two great grandchildren, PJ and Michael; five sisters, Flora Aceto; Violet Crisculo; Lillian Bartolucci; Mary Tyburski; Louise Rossetti, all of Derby; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 1/29/00


FREEMAN, John STAFFORD SPRINGS AND LAS VEGAS, NV

John Freeman, 43, formerly of Stafford Springs, died peacefully in his sleep in Las Vegas, NV, after a brief illness. He was born in Arkansas to Wayne Freeman of Arkansas and Carolyn Dills, currently of California. Besides his parents, he is survived by his estranged wife, Cindy (Maciolek) Freeman; and three beloved children, Kathryn, Joshua and Rachael, all of Stafford Springs; a brother, Dennis; and two sisters, Kathy and Charlotte, all of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be private at the request of his family. Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 375 Longwood Ave., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02215.

Published in The Courant: 5/13/00


GAGNE, Mabel

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Mabel Gagne, 92, formally of Collette Road, Stafford Springs, died Sunday (January 30, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. She was born in Stafford Springs, daughter of the late James and Rose (Ramsey) Gagne. She was a retired spinner at Warren Woolen Co. after 40 years of service and was a member of St. Edward Parish. Mabel is survived by three Nephews, Rev. Henry Bolieau of Norwich, Francis Collette of Stafford Springs, and James Gagne of West Willington. She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Gagne; three Sisters, Maude Collette, Rose Bolieau and Elsie Gagne. Family and friends are invited to attend calling time from 12-12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Blessing at 1 p.m., in St. Edward Church High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to, St. Edward Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, 06076. Published in The Courant: 1/31/00


GOODRICH, Madeline (Roberge)

Madeline (Roberge) Goodrich, 77, of Colchester, died Wednesday (February 9, 2000) at a local convalescent home. She was born in Biddeford, ME. She was a member of the Rocky Hill Congregational Church and a member of the D.A.V. She is survived by her husband, James H. Goodrich; two daughters, Deborah Prince of East Haddam and Donna Cardini of Middletown; a brother, L. Norman Roberge of Bristol; a sister, Joyce Haight of Marlborough; also two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James Goodrich Jr.; two brothers, Jean and Jerome Roberge; also a sister, Barbara Fandozzi. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Friends wishing may send contributions to the Alzheimers Assoc., 790 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114.

Published in The Courant: 2/11/00


HOFFMAN, Caroline B.

STAFFORD SPRINGS AND MANCHESTER

Caroline B. Hoffman, 61, of Gold St., Stafford Springs, died Sunday (May 7, 2000) at Hartford Hospital, Hartford. She was born in Claverack, NY, daughter of Jacob Hoffman and the late Fern L. (Platner) Hoffman. She was a certified nursing assistant for Olympic Health Care in Manchester for 20 years and was chapter officer for United Health Care Workers Local #1199. Caroline is survived by her father, Jacob Hoffman of Hudson, NY; two aunts and uncles, Mabel E. and John E. Rowe of Stafford Springs, Edna and Robert Peterson of West Hartford; and several cousins. A funeral service will be held Wednesday 10 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs with the Rev. Sharon Miesel officiating. Burial will follow in Stafford Springs Cemetery. Calling hours will be held TODAY 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Published in The Courant: 5/9/00


HOULE, Raymond G.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Raymond G. Houle, 90, of Hyde Park Rd., Stafford Springs, died Thursday (March 23, 2000) at Blair Manor, Enfield. He was born in East Brookfield, MA, son of the late James and Rose (Girard) Houle. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran from 1945-1949 Director of the Veterans Center in Stafford, then from 1949-1956 held a part time position. He also was the manager of the Olympic Football Teams in the post World War II era. He also was a historian for the Town of Stafford and presented many slide shows for civic organizations and schools. Raymond was a retired school teacher for the Town of Stafford after 39 years of service and also was the Audio-Visual Director for the Town of Stafford School Systems. He was a member of St. Edward Parish and wrote Four Historical Notes of St. Edward Church Early History of Stafford. Rev. Felix J. O'Neil Council #1395 Knights of Colombus and was their financial secretary for 23 years, Honorary life member of the Conn. State Board of Approved Basketball Officials and also coached the Olympic and K of C Baseball teams. Raymond is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law Lionel (Lee) and Angelina Houle of Newport, RI; Hector Houle of Stafford Springs; a brother-in-law William M. Nugent of Stafford Springs, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Houle and two sisters, Gladys Briden and Edith Nugent. The Funeral will be held Tuesday 9 a.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St., Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 3/25/00


HOULIHAN, Eleanor M.

Eleanor (Mullan) Houlihan, 82, formerly of Montclair Drive, West Hartford, the widow of John J. Houlihan, M.D., died Sunday (June 4, 2000) at the Alzheimer Resource Center in Plantsville. The funeral will be Wednesday, June 7, with a procession from the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford at 12 Noon with the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours are TODAY 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In remembrance, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 790 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114 or the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Published in The Courant: 6/6/00


INTROVIGNE, Richard F.

ENFIELD AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Richard F. Introvigne, 65, of Oakwood St., Enfield, died Sunday, (January 23, 2000) at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. He was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late John and Octavia Clara (Champagne) Introvigne. He was a graduate of Stafford High School and graduated from Nasson College and was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was formerly employed at A & P in Springfield, MA, Grote & Weigel in Bloomfield, and presently in the accounting department at Greif Brothers Corp. in Windsor Locks for the past 10 years. He was a member of St. Martha Parish, Enfield, and a former member of St. Edward Parish, Stafford Springs. Richard is survived by a brother, Angelo Introvigne; sister, Octavia L. Introvigne; a special godchild, Erin Beth Grzysiewicz, all of Stafford Springs; and several cousins. Funeral will be Wednesday, 9 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, lnc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery with full military honors. Calling hours are TODAY, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Published in The Courant: 1/25/00


JACEWICZ, Velma I.

Velma I. Jacewicz, 79, formerly of Stafford Springs, and Smith Dr., East Hartford, died Wednesday, (January 5, 2000) at St. Elizabeth Health Center, East Hartford. She was the widow of the late Joseph B. Jacewicz, who died on May 21, 1980. Velma was born in Greenville, SC, daughter of the late John Wesley and Ronie (Smith) Owens. She was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion of Stafford Springs and was a finance officer for 22 years. Velma is survived by two sons, Roger Jacewicz of East Hartford, and Alan L. Jacewicz of Manchester; a daughter, Patricia A. Jacewicz of Vernon; two grandchildren, Shannon and Michael Jacewicz; a dear friend, Elsie LaJoy of East Hartford; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with the Rev. Sharon Miesel officiating. Burial will be in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hour will be one hour before the service, 10-11 a.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion, 10 Monson Rd., Stafford Springs, CT, 06076.

Published in The Courant: 1/7/00


JARMAK, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Jarmak, 80, of Sunset St., Windsor, beloved wife of Philip V. Jarmak, died peacefully and went home to be with God, Wednesday, (March 15, 2000), at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Konstantin and Eva Voronovitch, she has lived in the Hartford area all her life. Beside her husband, Philip, she leaves two sons and their wives, William and Midge Skoglund of Goshen, Thomas and Benee Skoglund of Goshen; a daughter and her husband, Karen and Donald Tullock of Wethersfield; a granddaughter, Stacy A. Tullock; a sister-in-law, Elaine A. Jarmak of Windsor. Funeral services will be TODAY, March 17, at 1 p.m., officiated by Rev. Stephen Rempel, in the chapel of Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Her family will receive friends TODAY from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial service will be Sunday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m. at Boulevard Baptist Church, 1061 Boulevard St., West Hartford. Memorial donations may be made to the Boulevard Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1061 Boulevard St., West Hartford, CT 06107.

Published in The Courant: 3/17/00


KOLOSKY, Barbara J. "Sis"

WINDSOR AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Barbara Joyce "Sis" (Lynd) Kolosky, 71, of Windsor, wife of the late Richard T. Kolosky died Wednesday (March 17, 2000) at a local nursing home. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Watson) Lynd, she had lived in Hartford moving to Windsor 32 years ago. This was her favorite time of the year, she loved the summertime, the sun, the flowers, and the long summer days. She leaves three sons and daughters-in-law, Theodore and Susan Kolosky of Stafford Springs, Alfred and Wanda Boudreau and Noel Boudreau, all of Berwick, ME; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Edward Krawiec of Hartford; a sister-in-law, Marcia and her husband Robert Hansen of Windsor; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Rodney and Robert Lynd, and a sister, Dawn Gold. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor. Her family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Published in The Courant: 5/18/00


KUBACKA, Stephen J.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Stephen J. Kubacka, 92, of George St., Stafford Springs, died Thursday, (March 23, 2000) at Blair Manor, Enfield. He was born in New Salem, PA, son of the late Andrew and Johanna (Bendek) Kubacka. He was a retired card stripper at Warren Woolen Co. after 50 years of service and was a member of St. Edward Parish. Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 57 years of marriage, Rose M. (Malack) Kubacka, of Stafford Springs; a sister, Margaret E. Kubacka of Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday, 10 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, 06076.

Published in The Courant: 3/25/00


KUNHARDT, Eula E.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Eula E. Kunhardt, 90, of Old Monson Rd., Stafford Springs, CT died Saturday, (April 22, 2000) at her home. She was the widow of the late Edmund Kunhardt who died on March 29, 1985. She was born in East Hartford, daughter of the late Byron & Florence (Stewart) Davis. She was employed at the former Stafford Worsted Co.; B. Schwanda & Sons Button Factory; Stafford Middle School, as a cafeteria worker; and was a member of the Staffordville Congregational Church, and the Women's Fellowship of the Staffordville Congregational Church. Eula is survived by three daughters and son-in-laws, Elaine and William Wochomurka, Jr., Shirley and Joseph Satkowski both of Stafford Springs, Nancy and James Roberts of Lebanon; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Kim and Stephen Burnell, David and Ann Satkowski, Jim Stevens, Mary and Brian Tautic, Larry Waskiewicz, Cindy and Larry Pudlo, Tracy Roberts; six great grandchildren, Amy and Tim Satkowski, Matthew and Lisa Pudlo, Tyler and Damon Burnell; a brother, Robert Davis of East Hartford; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two granddaughters, Sally Gallison who died on May 28, 1983 and Pam Lawson who died on Sept. 25, 1999. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 2 p.m.. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St. Stafford Springs, CT with the Rev. Thomas Darling officiating. Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery, Union, CT. Calling hour will be from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Staffordville Congregational Church, P.O. Box 237, Staffordville, CT 06077.

Published in The Courant: 4/23/00


LeMAIRE, Anthony N.

STAFFORD SPRINGS AND VERNON

Anthony N. LeMaire, 86, formally of Monson Rd., Stafford Springs and South St., Vernon, died Tuesday, (March 14, 2000), at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. He was born in Attleboro, MA, son of the late Telesphore and Delia (Tetrault) LeMaire. He was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a retired assembly worker at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft after 35 years of service. He was a former parishioner of St. Edward Parish. Anthony is survived by his wife, Florence (Petersen) LeMaire of Vernon; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Craig Heuitson of Stafford Springs, Wendy and James Wood of Stafford Springs, Toni and James Moyer of South Windsor, Jill and David Bacchiochi of Stafford Springs; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise (Dudek) LeMaire on Dec. 13, 1967. There will be a graveside service on Friday, March 17, 10:30 a.m., at St. Edward Cemetery, West Stafford Rd., Stafford Springs. There are no calling hours. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Citizen Scholarship Foundation of Stafford, c/o John B. Mitchell, Treasurer, P.O. Box 243, Stafford, CT, 06075.

Published in The Courant: 3/16/00


LEMIRE, Donald H.

WINDSOR AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Donald H. "Chico" LeMire, 62, of Windsor, beloved husband of Lynn A. LeMire, passed away Sunday, (February 6, 2000), at his home, surrounded by his loving family; and entered into the waiting arms of his heavenly father. Born in Springfield, MA., October 9, 1937, son of the late Archie and Cecelia Nadasky LeMire, he had lived in Stafford Springs most of his life; moving to Windsor 11 years ago. He served in the US Army and was employed for 33 years as a field technician for Northeast Utilities, retiring in 1993. Don attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Windsor. He was predeceased by his first wife, Esther Messick LeMire. Besides his wife Lynn, he leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Sherri LeMire of Willington; two daughters, Sherry A. LeMire of Boston, MA., and Dawn M. LeMire of Hartford; two step-daughters, Cheryl L. Raupp and Scott Osborne of Manchester, and Alicia and her husband William Pacewicz of Amston; a granddaughter, Hannah Leigh Osborne; an adopted son, John and his wife Debbie LeMire; and family in Turkey; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Gail LeMire of Old Saybrook; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Joseph Malmborg of Springfield, MA; Dorris and Arnold Smith of Putnam, and Barbara Wallace of West Hartford; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Pia. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb 11, at 11 a.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Avenue, Windsor, with the Reverend Roy Jacobsen officiating. Burial will be in St. Edward's Cemetery, Stafford Springs. His family will receive friends at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church building fund, 180 Park Avenue, Windsor, 06095.

Published in The Courant: 2/8/00


LITTLEJOHN, MaryJeanette, Goodwin (Howarth)

MaryJeanette Goodwin (Howarth) Littlejohn, the widow of John F.C. Littlejohn, died Thursday, (May 4, 2000) at her home, Magnolia Hall, in Smith's Parish, Bermuda, after a long illness. Mrs. Littlejohn was the daughter of Captain Leslie Howarth and Jeanette Goodwin (Howarth) of Bermuda and the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Francis Goodwin of Hartford. Like her mother, she was a graduate of Miss Porter's School in Farmington. Mrs. Littlejohn is survived by her three children, a daughter, Marianna and her sons, Frederick and David Littlejohn, all of Bermuda; and four grandchildren, Craig, Alexandra, Christine and Nichola. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at St. Mark's Church in Smith's Parish, Bermuda, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Littlejohn will be buried at sea.

Published in The Courant: 5/8/00


MacNEIL, David Elias

SHARON AND STAFFORD AND TENNESSEE

David Elias MacNeil, 79, of Cosby, TN, died Thursday, (March 2, 2000) at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Sharon, January 26, 1921, son of the late Arthur and Anna MacNeil. He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters. He was a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and a Veteran of World War II, a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assoc., and retired from Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford after 20 years of service. Left to cherish his precious memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy (Coombs) MacNeil; his children, Joyce and Charles Stormes of Tennessee; Priscilla and John Toman of Enfield; David and Olga MacNeil of Stafford; Christopher and Marsha MacNeil of Massachusetts; Jessica English of Tennessee; and Dale and Wendy MacNeil of Stafford; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a brother, Douglas MacNeil of Georgia. A service was held on March 4, in Tennessee. Donations may be made to the World War II Memorial, PO Box 96766, Washington, DC 20090-6766.

Published in The Courant: 3/7/00


MAYO, Harold L.

STAFFORD SPRINGS AND BRIMFIELD, MA

Harold L. Mayo, 79, of Brimfield, MA and formerly of Stafford Springs, died Saturday (February 12, 2000). He was a machinist at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for many years, retiring in 1981. Husband of Anna (Natale) Mayo; father of Ann Niemitz and Harold Mayo; grandfather of Steven Niemitz. A Funeral Mass will be Monday, 10 a.m., at St. Christopher Church. Burial is at the convenience of the family. Beers and Story Palmer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Donations may be made to St. Christopher Church, Brimfield, MA, 01010 or to Shriner's Hospital, Springfield, MA.

Published in The Courant: 2/13/00


MOCKO, John "Dedko"

STAFFORD SPRINGS

John "Dedko" Mocko, 81, of West St., Avery Park, Stafford Springs, died Tuesday, (January 18, 2000) at his home. He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late Paul and Kristina (Michalec) Mocko. He was the owner and operator of J. Mocko & Son and Mocko's Propane in Stafford for over 50 years and was a member of the Wolcott Lodge No. 60 of Stafford. John is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Barbara L. Mocko of Stafford; two daughters and sons-in-law, B. Jane and Stephen Brown of Tolland, Karen and Stephen Goodrich of Lutz, FL; eight grandchildren, Stepheni Harpin, Jeremy Perisho, Derek Pasterick, Erin Utermarck, Gregory Mocko, Elizabeth Mocko, Allison Jones, Lincoln Adams; four great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Kyle, Bret, and Brooke; three sisters, Elizabeth Backofen of Rockville, Anna Muzio and Mildred Grigociewicz, both of Stafford Springs; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Michael Mocko; and a sister, Christina Locke. Funeral service will be held Friday, 8 p.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with the Rev. Joseph Wadsworth officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Friday, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stafford Family Services, c/o Mrs. Kathy Fitzpatrick, 21 Hyde Park, Stafford Springs, 06076.

Published in The Courant: 1/19/00


MOORE, Charles W. "Charlie"

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Charles W. "Charlie" Moore, 79, of Holmes Rd., Stafford Springs, died Monday (April 24, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late Charles H. and Harriet (Werner) Moore. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theater. Charles was a retired professor at Brandeis University Theater of Arts in Waltham, MA. During his career he taught acting and directing at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA, and Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Charles is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Roger and Jean Moore of Sharon; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Robinson Gaylord of Asheville, NC; three nephews and four nieces; and several great nephews and great nieces. Funeral service will be private with no calling hours. Burial will be in Stafford Springs Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs has care of the arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 4/26/00


OSTROWSKI, Clara M.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Clara M. Ostrowski, 79, of Clinton St., Stafford Springs, died Sunday, (April 2, 2000), at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. She was the widow of the late Anthony "Tosh" Ostrowski who died on Nov. 17, 1977. She was born in Stafford Springs, daughter of the late Peter and Eva (Martorelli) Costantini. She was a member of St. Edward Parish, Stafford Grange No. 1, and the Stafford Senior Center. Clara was a loving and caring mother to her three sons and daughter-in-law, Anthony P. Ostrowski and Peter W. Ostrowski, both of Stafford Springs, Mark J. and Doris G. Ostrowski of Rockville; two granddaughters, Sarah and Elizabeth Ostrowski; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral will be held Thursday, 9 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 4/4/00


PAAKKONEN, Lempi L.

ELLINGTON AND STAFFORD SPRINGS

Lempi L. Paakkonen, 82, formerly of Snipsic Village, Ellington, died Thursday, (March 2, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. She was born in South Paris, ME, daughter of the late Emil and Hilma (Hytonen) Paakkonen. She was a retired clerk for Hartford Dispatch Co., East Hartford, after 20 years of service. Lempi is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Viljo and Mary Paakkonen; a nephew and his wife, Robert and Brenda Paakkonen and their children, Jamie and Brian, all of Stafford Springs; and many relatives and friends. Funeral service will be private. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Edward Cemetery. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evergreen Health Care Center, 205 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stafford Springs, CT, 06076 or American Diabetes Association of CT, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT, 06450.

Published in The Courant: 3/3/00


POEHLER, John J.

John J. Poehler, 64, of Monson Rd., Stafford Springs, died Monday, (May 29, 2000) at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, MA, son of the late Ralph and Ruth (Smith) Poehler. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Independent Window & House Cleaning Co., Inc. of West Hartford for 20 years and then retired from Window Wipers of Farmington, after 10 years of service. John is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Jacobsen) Poehler; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marlene P. and William D. Barnett and Lori P. Dempsey, all of Stafford Springs; three grandchildren, William D., Jr. and Megan Barnett and Ashley Marie Dempsey; four brothers, Albert Poehler of Springfield, MA, James Poehler of FL, Richard Poehler of Springfield, MA, and Paul Poehler of TN; two sisters, Etta Benedict of VA and Dottie Golden of WV; a special friend, Alan Panciera, of Stafford Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, George M. Dempsey, on March 28, 2000; three brothers; and two sisters. A funeral service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with burial in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hour will be Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to North Central Hospice, 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT, 06066 or St. Edward Church, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT, 06076.

Published in The Courant: 5/30/00


POKORNY, Brian Louis

STAFFORD

Brian Louis Pokorny, 43, of Sears Road Stafford, died Monday, (January 24, 2000) at his home. He was born in Stafford Springs, son of Theodore F. and Gloria (DaDalt) Pokorny. He was a construction worker for Knight Construction C0. of Willington. Besides his parents, Brian is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Theodore J. and Frances Pokorny, Barry E. and Brenda Pokorny; two nephews Frank and Thomas Pokorny; two nieces Amanda and Heidi Pokorny all of Stafford Springs; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc. 51 East Main St. Stafford Springs has care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Stafford Fire Dept. No. 1, P.O. Box 147, A Staffordville, CT 06077 or to the charity of donors choice.

Published in The Courant: 1/26/00


SHAREIKO, Alexander

STAFFORD SPRINGS AND NORWICH

Alexander Shareiko, 57, of East St. Stafford Springs, died Friday (March 10, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center Stafford Springs. He was born in New York City, NY son of the late Alex and Julia (Kisley) Shareiko and was predeceased by a brother, Michael Shareiko. He was a truck driver for U.S. Food Services of Windsor for ten years. Alex is survived by a son, Troy Shareiko of Kennesaw, GA; a brother, John Shareiko of Fitchville; a life long friend, Diane (Rose) Williams of Windsor Locks; a nephew; and two nieces. Funeral service will be private with no calling hours. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St. Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 237 East Center St. Manchester, 06040.

Published in The Courant: 3/12/00


SOBIELA, Frederick "Fred"

STAFFORD SPRINGS Frederick "Fred" Sobiela, 91, formerly of Westford Ave., Stafford Springs, and Bokeelia, FL, died Saturday (February 5, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. He was the widower of the late Helen (Brodersen) Sobiela who died on March 4, 1993. Fred was born in Manchester, son of the late Fred and Anna (Johnson) Sobiela. He was a retired overseer in the finishing department at the former Cyril Johnson Woolen Co. after 28 years of service. He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Past Master and member for 57 years of the Ionic Lodge No. 110 AF & AM. Fred is survived by several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Andy Ference. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Stafford Springs Cemetery, Monson Rd., Stafford Springs. Burial will be in the spring. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 15 Highland Terrace, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 or Masonic Home & Hospital, Masonic Charity Fund, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Published in The Courant: 2/8/00


SPELLMAN, Everett F.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Everett F. Spellman, 65, of Monson Rd., Stafford Springs, died Sunday, (May 28, 2000) at his home. He was born in Palmer, MA, son of Julia and the late Alonzo Spellman, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Everett worked at the former Stafford Printers where he was a master printer for 27 years. He then worked at Warren Woolen Co. where he was a third generation worker and then retired from Bridge Manufacturing Co. of Enfield, where he was a machine operator. He was a member of the Scantic Valley Engine Club and the Connecticut Genealogical Society. He liked trains, nature, gardening, local history, and genealogical studies. Everett is survived by two sons, William E. Spellman and Stephen D. Spellman, both of Stafford Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Jeffrey Neurath of Woodstock and Jane and David Baker of Stafford Springs; six grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua Neurath, David and Austin Baker, and Maria and Ian Spellman; his mother, Julia (Rogers) Spellman, of Stafford Springs; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Lee Wheaton of Patton, ME; a loving friend, Nancy Phillips and her family of Stafford Springs; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, with burial in West Stafford Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Stafford Historical Society c/o David Bartlett, 207 Orcuttville Rd., Stafford Springs, CT, 06076 or The Stafford Public Library, 5 Spring St., Stafford Springs, CT, 06076.

Published in The Courant: 5/30/00


SYMONDS, Stanley B.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Stanley B. Symonds, 80, the youngest son of the late William and Sarah Symonds, died Friday, (June 9, 2000). He was a lifelong resident of Stafford. Stanley served in the Pacific area during World War II, where he met and married his wife, Thelma. Stanley was foreman of the carpenter shop at Mansfield State Training School for 35 years at the time of his retirement. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Stafford Springs, serving as trustee chairperson, and Men's Club president for many years. He also served as highway commissioner for the Borough of Stafford Springs at the time of Consolidation of the Town and Borough governments. Stanley is survived by his wife Thelma, after 56 wonderful years; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Peg Symonds; and a brother, William and his wife Helen, all of Stafford Springs; a brother, John and wife Doris; and a sister, Barbara and husband Lesster Gauvain, all of Nokomis, FL, there are also many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives in this country and in Australia. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hour Monday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a funeral service to be held Monday, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 8 Church St., Stafford Springs, with the Rev. Sharon Miesel officiating. Burial will follow in Stafford Springs Cemetery, Stafford Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North Central Hospice, 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT 06066 or The Leap of Faith Capital Fund Drive, 8 Church St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 6/10/00


THEODORE, Frank L., III

STAFFORD AND WINDSOR

Frank L. Theodore, III, 21, of Diamond Ledge Road, Stafford, died Tuesday, (May 9, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, he was a resident of Stafford most of his life. Frank was a graduate of Stafford High School, Class of 1996, and was employed as a dog trainer with his family at the New England K-9 Center in Stafford. He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Labbe) Theodore, his expected baby boy; his father, Frank L Theodore, Jr. with whom he made his home; his mother, Donna (Robtoy) Charette of Windsor; his sisters, Chelsea Charette of Windsor, Carissa, Callie and Skyler Theodore, all of Stafford; his paternal grandparents, Frank L. and Irene (Nolan) Theodore of West Palm Beach, FL; his maternal grandparents, Howard and Julie (Smarse) Robtoy of Windsor Locks; his aunts and uncles, Robin Rose and Stephen Carter, Cindy and David Clement, Carol Gagnon, Cathy and Derek Small, Scott D. and Alitia Theodore, Bruce and Susan Robtoy, Brian and Laurie Robtoy; and many cousins. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m., All Saints Church, School Street, Somersville. Memorial donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. Somers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 5/11/00


TOCCHETTI, Victor U.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Victor U. Tocchetti, 82, of West Main St., Stafford Springs, husband of Cecelia Tocchetti, died Wednesday, (January 26, 2000) at Blair Manor after a brief illness. He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late Carlo and Giovinia Tocchetti, and was a life long resident. He was retired from Lourerio Engineering Associates and United Aircraft. Victor was a member of Italian Benefit Society and St. Edward Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Eileen Tocchetti of Stafford Springs; and Michael and Francine Tocchetti of Dover, DE; two sisters, Violet Levesque of Stafford Springs; and Lena Dotter of Providence, RI; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Dino Sandon. Funeral will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. from the Tocchetti Funeral Home, 132 West Main St., Stafford Springs, with a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church. Interment will be in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Friends may call TODAY, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Published in The Courant: 1/28/00


VREDENBURG, Beverly R.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Beverly R. Vredenburg, 58, of Westford Ave., Stafford Springs, died Tuesday, (January 18, 2000) peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Paul F. and Agnes (Wilson) Reed. She was a graduate of Bay Path College and Springfield College. Bev was a child counselor at the Receiving Home in East Windsor, alcohol and drug counselor at Stafford Human Services, and retired from Tolland Agricultural Center, a division of the University of CT Cooperative Extension System, where she was an administrative assistant. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, 4-H Advisory Committee of Tolland County, Reddington Rock Riding Club, CT Trail Riders Assoc., Stafford Horseman's Assoc., and many other organizations. She devoted her time and effort in activities that benefitted others. She gave of herself unselfishly. Beverly is survived by her husband, William W. Vredenburg of Stafford Springs; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Jennifer Vredenburg of York, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Adrienne and Brian M. Garris of Newberry, SC; brother, Paul Reed of Hixson, TN; and two nieces. Funeral will be held Friday, 12 noon, at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a funeral service, 1 p.m., at the Grace Episcopal Church, Springs St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Calling hours will be Thursday, 6-9 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to The Palmetto Health Alliance Colon Cancer Support Group, c/o Mrs. Ros Squirewell, 128 Farmington Rd., Columbia, SC, 29223.

Published in The Courant: 1/19/00


WALKER, Doris M.

STAFFORD SPRINGS Doris M. Walker, 92, formally of Maple Street, Stafford Springs, died Saturday, (February 26, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. She was born in Stafford Springs, daughter of the late Charles F. and Georgianna (Cummings) Walker. Doris was a retired planter and grower at the Stafford Conservatories for many years. There will be a Funeral Service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Stafford Springs Cemetery, Monson Road, Stafford Springs, with the Rev. Sharon Miesel officiating. Burial will be in the Spring. The Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, has care of arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 2/28/00


WATKINSON, Marie J.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Marie J. Watkinson, 66, of Dunay Rd., Stafford Springs, died Friday, (January 28, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. She was born in Rockville, daughter of the late Alphonse and Beatrice (DeForge) Bouthiette. She was a retired circuit board inspector at TYCO Labs after 20 years of service and was a member of St. Edward Parish. Marie is survived by her husband, John A. Watkinson, Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Sharon Watkinson, John A., Jr. "Jack" and Donna Watkinson; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah W. and Wesley Cropley, all of Stafford Springs; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Bouthiette of Enfield; Charles Bouthiette of Stafford Springs; Leonard Bouthiette of Enfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs. Burial will be in St. Edward Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 35 Cold Spring Rd., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Published in The Courant: 1/30/00


WHITE, Carolyn

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Carolyn White, 91, of Hydeville Rd., Stafford Springs, died Saturday, (May 27, 2000) at Johnson Memorial Hospital. Carolyn was born in Booth Bay Harbor, ME, and settled in Stafford many years ago with her late husband, Edgar White Sr. Before her retirement, she was employed at Johnson Memorial Hospital in the Dietary Dept. She is survived by a son, Edgar White Jr. of Stafford; a daughter, Elizabeth Nothe of Wales, MA; a brother, Donald Barter of Maine; two sisters Verona Pattersen of Wethersfield, and Louise Snowman of Maine; three granddaughters, Carolyn Williams of Somers, Theresa Wilcox of Stafford, and Fran Reynolds of Stafford; three great-grandchildren, Heather and Jay Wilcox, and Matt Reynolds. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Tocchetti Funeral Home, 132 West Main St., Stafford Springs, with the Rev Thomas Darling officiating. Interment will be in Staffordville Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Stafford Ambulance Assoc., 7 Monson Rd., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 5/29/00


WILDE, Hildegard R. (Rickett)

TOLLAND AND STAFFORD

Hildegard R. (Rickett) Wilde, 69, of Tolland, widow of Cole W. Wilde, died Saturday, (April 8, 2000) at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Albany, ME, the daughter of the late William and Annie (Wilson) Rickett, she lived in the Tolland area for over 50 years. She was a longtime member of the United Congregational Church of Tolland. Hildegard was a loving and caring person who enjoyed fishing and the outdoors with her family. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, William and Brenda Wilde of Stafford; her daughter and son-in-law, Colette and Cliff Jezek of Tolland; a brother, William Ricket of San Antonio, TX; and three grandchildren, Cole Jezek, Jenna and Nicole Wilde. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Ladd-Turkington Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, with the Reverend Robert Wright officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 11, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Highway, Meriden, CT 06450.

Published in The Courant: 4/10/00


WILLIS, Eleanor P. "Nora"

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Eleanor P. "Nora" Willis, 85, of Cooper Lane, Stafford Springs, died Saturday, (April 1, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. She was the widow of the late Henry P. Willis who died on July 24, 1994, and was predeceased by a grandson, William N. Irving, Jr., who died on June 12, 1991. She was born in Stafford Springs, daughter of the late Giacinto and Constance (Cini) Peirolo. Nora was a waitress at the former Palace Restaurant for 20 years and then worked as a store clerk at the former Sullivan Pharmacy for five years. She was a member of St. Edward Parish and an honorary life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Italian Benefit Society. Nora is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard H. and Diane A. Willis; two daughters, Carol A. Delorge, Constance M. Irving and her friend, Neil Phillips, all of Stafford Springs; four grandchildren, Kevin Delorge, Stephanie Canestrari, Christine Willis and Carli Willis; four great grandchildren, Desiree, Jennifer and Alexa Delorge, Morgan Canestrari; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins. The funeral will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Edward Church, High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, 5-8 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 4/3/00


WINSLOW, Kevin Brian

Kevin Brian Winslow, 42, of Newington, died Wednesday (February 2, 2000). He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Stephan) Winslow. Born in Hartford, Kevin was the son of Mary "Fran" (Cochrane) Winslow of Newington and the late George Winslow. He was raised in New Britain, was a graduate of New Britain High School, and was a Newington resident for the past 20 years. Kevin was employed by Boilermaker Local #237 and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church, Newington, where he was a lay reader, a member of Jared Starr Men's Group, and a youth group leader. He was actively involved in the Boy Scouts and Manchester Shooting Club. A loving and devoted father, he leaves his son and daughter, Patrick Winslow and Caitlin Winslow, both of Newington; his sister, Audrey Usher of Glastonbury; five nieces and nephews, Jennifer Usher, Andrew Kiss, Michelle Kiss, also his goddaughter, Michael Tkac, Jr. and Jonathan Tkac; his in-laws, Frederick and Jean Stephan of Edgewater, FL; his sisters-in-law, Darlene Kiss and her husband Peter of Berlin; and Shari Tkac and her husband Michael of Rocky Hill; and "Great Grandpa", John Bruzik of Newington. His funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., Newington, with the Rev. George L. Choyce officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited to call TODAY, February 4, 5-8 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. Memorial donations may be made to the Winslow Children's Education Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 1120 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 or to Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., Newington, CT 06111.

Published in The Courant: 2/4/00


YETZ, Salvino S.

Salvino S. Yetz, 78, of Newington, died Friday, (February 11, 2000) at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lora (Eukers) Yetz. Born in Lee, MA, Mr. Yetz lived in Rockville most of his life before moving to Newington a few years ago. He formerly owned and operated Sal's Motor Sales, Rockville, and retired from Rockville General Hospital, as asst. director of engineering, after ten years of employment. Mr. Yetz was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the 352nd Fighter Group and was a member of the American Legion Post #14. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and Rockville Fish & Game Club. Mr. Yetz is survived by a son, Michael J. Yetz of Newington; two daughters, Rev. Peggy Howell, of Derry, NH, Paula Begley of Newington, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren, Barbara Begley Ewing, Christopher Begley, Amber Yetz, Alison Stallings, Michael Howell; two great grandchildren, Kayla Ewing and Nathan Stallings; his brother, William Yetz of Ellington. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service, with military honors on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville. Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, is serving the family.

Published in The Courant: 2/16/00


ZALEWA, Thaddeus J.

STAFFORD SPRINGS

Thaddeus J. Zalewa, 89, formerly of Center Street, Stafford Springs, died Saturday (April 1, 2000) at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs. He was the widower of the late Mary (Matejkowski) Zalewa, who died on Oct. 19, 1996. He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late Paul and Josephine (Ossowski) Zalewa. Ted was a retired book store manager for the State of Connecticut for 12 years. He was a member of St. Edward Parish and The Rev. Felix J. O'Neil Council No. 1395 Knights of Colombus. Thaddeus is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Janet Zalewa of Stafford Springs; Donald and Christine Zalewa of Georgetown, MD; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Zalewa of Tolland; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend calling time on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Edward Church, High Street, Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward School Memorial Fund, 6 Benton St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Published in The Courant: 4/2/00


ZECHER, Wilhelmine

STAFFORD AND MIDLAND PARK, FL

Wilhelmine Zecher, 98, widow of Edgar Zecher, died Tuesday, (February 1, 2000) at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Stafford. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and immigrated to this country-as did her husband-in 1926. Together they operated a wholesale linen import business. For many years they lived in Midland Park, NJ. Her husband was a founder of the Black Forest Colony, a community in Glen Spey, NY, where they settled upon their retirement. Wilhelmine (affectionately known to many as "Omi") is survived by two daughters, Rosemarie Martinique of Hudson, FL, and Sigi King of Stafford Springs; five grandchildren, Joseph Morley, John Morley of Cooper City, FL, Karen Ponton of Bloomfield, NJ, David King of Midland Park, NJ, and Kimberly Kessler of Tolland. She was predeceased by a grandson, Michael King. She also had five great grandchildren, Allison Beckwith of Englewood, NJ; Anand Suthar of Bloomfield, Christina Morley of Cooper City, FL; and Brielle and Garrett King of Midland Park, NJ. Viewing hours will be TODAY, from 7-9 p.m. at the Knight Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be Sat., at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with interment at the Black Forest Colony Cemetery at a later date.

Published in The Courant: 2/4/00


ZIMMERMAN, Joseph "Buddy" F.

ANDOVER, STAFFORD AND ENFIELD

Joseph "Buddy" F. Zimmerman, 78, of Bunker Hill Road, Andover, husband of Emerald F. (Deron) Zimmerman, died Saturday (January 29, 2000) at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford, Buddy was a former resident of Enfield and Stafford, moving to Andover in 1970. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was employed as a tool maker for Flanagan Brothers of Glastonbury for 30 years, retiring in 1995. Besides his wife, Buddy is survived by two sons, Robert J. Blandin of Stafford, and Joseph F. Zimmerman III of Andover; three daughters, Pamela Guzzardi of Portland, ME, Diane J. Napier of Canton, and Jill F. Collins of Lebanon; a brother, Robert Zimmerman of East Hampton, NY; a sister, Susan Patterson of Quincy, MA; and three grandchildren. Buddy was predeceased by a daughter, Holly E. Zimmerman who died in 1993. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Columbia Church, (Routes 66 & 87), Columbia. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Buddy's memory may be made to the Holly E. Zimmerman Foundation, c/o E.C.S.U. Athletic Dept., 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, 06226. Leete-Stevens, Enfield Chapels, and Crematory, 61 South Road, Enfield are caring for the arrangements.

Published in The Courant: 1/31/00