Airas, Carmen Iris

Carmen Iris Airas, beloved wife of Carlos Alberto Airas for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Carmen was born August 17, 1959 in Cidra, Puerto Rico; to parents Marcelina Rivera and Juan Colón.
Late 1979, Carmen moved from Cidra, Puerto Rico to Connecticut, where she met her now-husband who she is survived by, Carlos Alberto Airas. Carmen married her soulmate, Carlos Alberto Airas, on April 15, 1980, and eventually resided in Bloomfield, Connecticut with their beloved dog, Charlie. Carmen was a truly gentle soul, with much love given with smiles and laughter spread. Carmen was a strong, loving woman who devoted her life to her family, faith, and the outdoors. She loved nature and the outdoors, spending hours on end tending to the flowers and trees that surrounded the home, hiking through hills, valleys and mountain sides with family, and walking through parks with her grandchildren. Carmen was wonderfully devoted to her 3 daughters: Jesennia Da Costa, spouse of Marco Da Costa of Newington, Neysa Airas of West Hartford, and Jacqueline Airas, fiance of Juan Laboy of East Hartford, all of whom she loved and cared for without end. Carmen is survived by many loving grandchildren: Jonathan, Naiela, Marco Jr., Ismail, Noah, and Khloe.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Mar. 24) from 5:00-7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 10:00 am Monday (Mar. 25). Family and friends are asked to meet directly in the church, 16 Greenwood Street Hartford CT. Burial will follow in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington

O’Connell, Patrick J.

Patrick J. O’Connell, 62, died peacefully of natural causes at his home in Eastham, Massachusetts, on March 15, 2019. He was a beloved husband, brother and uncle, and a friend to many musicians and music lovers around the world. Born in 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut, he attended the Loomis-Chaffee School, in Windsor, where he served as president of his senior class. He was a graduate of Duke University, earning an undergraduate degree in political science in 1979 and a subsequent master’s degree in education in 1980. He also earned his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1988, and he practiced law for several years with the firm of Carmody & Torrance of Waterbury, Connecticut. He married his devoted wife Kathleen Finucane in 1995 and settled in Eastham, Massachusetts, where he was active in civic affairs and the local music community.
Known to his friends as Pat or P.J., he was a passionate lifelong lover of music and an accomplished singer-songwriter. As a longtime resident of North Carolina during the 1980’s, he led the Durham-based Flying Pigs, a band whose releases include “Desi” and “Mexican Divorce.” As P.J. O’Connell, he released “Dream Life” (2001), “Happy Go Lucky” (2002), “Careful” (2007), and “Join the Crowd” (2011), recordings that featured many of his musical friends, including members of NRBQ and the Incredible Casuals. As a performer, he played stages across the United States and in Japan, and All Music Guide called him an “Americana power pop auteur on a journey that keeps getting more and more beautiful with each release.”

Pat was legendary for his kindness and loyalty to his friends and fellow musicians, his incisive wit and discerning taste, an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music, and a vast recorded music collection.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen Finucane and is predeceased by their daughter Elsbeth Caitlin O’Connell. His other survivors include siblings Edward O’Connell (and wife Susan), James O’Connell, and Elise O’Connell Boccia (and husband Steven), his sister-in-law Elsbeth Finucane-Albert (and husband Brett), brother-in-law William Finucane (and wife Kalora), and sister-in-law Lisa Finucane, as well as loving nieces and nephews Quinn Albert, Lanie Albert, Anna Finucane, Patrick Finucane, Kathleen Boccia, Joseph Boccia, Steven Boccia, Daniel O’Connell, and Rachel O’Connell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut, followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut.

Arnold, James R.

James R. Arnold, 71, of Glastonbury, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2019. Born on December 29, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from North Allegheny High School and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
He moved to Connecticut in 1967 for a job at Pratt and Whitney and held jobs at various manufacturing companies as a buyer. Prior to his retirement, he started his own business, Arnold Enterprise.
He was a die-hard Steelers fan and spent many weekends with fellow fans at A D’s in Windsor. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling to Aruba and Destin. When younger, he would organize neighborhood baseball games while his young daughters cheered from the side-lines. He liked to work on engines of any kind and was able to fix anything. He had an extensive workshop which allowed him to complete home and wood-working projects. He had a great sense of humor and loved watching comedy shows and movies and quoting memorable lines. In his later years, he enjoyed going out to eat with his granddaughters and watching Judge Judy every afternoon.
He was predeceased by his father, Ralph F. Arnold and long- time companion “Chizzie” Geraci. He is survived by his mother, Margaret J. Arnold and sisters, Peggy-Lou Sheedy and Diane Jacobson, all of Bonita Springs, Florida.
He is also survived by his two daughter, Pamela Mastrogiovanni of Farmington and Diana Hancin and husband Dennis of Marlborough; and four granddaughters, Lillian and Anna Mastrogiovanni and Julia and Katherine Hancin.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Northup, Gladys “Dolly” (Abadjian) Bass

Gladys “Dolly” (Abadjian) Bass Northup
Dolly was born on March 5, 1919 in Aleppo Syria. By the time she completed her primary and secondary schooling in Lebanon she was fluent in Armenian, Turkish, Arabic, English & French.
In 1947 she got a degree in RN (nursing) from the American University of Beirut, and a BA in 1950.
She started working in the American University Hospital, a few years later she worked in the Mina Hospital in Tripoli Lebanon. Subsequently she was hired by the United Nations to be the head of nursing in a hospital and three associated clinics in the Kingdom of Jordan.
There she met Burt Bass, a British diplomat. They were married in Lebanon in 1956 and they went to live in London. Two years later she became a British National and was given a diplomatic passport.
She was with her husband on his diplomatic postings in Hungary, Italy where she learned Italian, Jakarta Indonesia where he became consul general. The next tour was Ecuador where she became fluent in Spanish. At end of their tour in 1970 her husband had a stroke and passed away at the age of 48.
She returned to London and worked for a tour company called Wings as a tour guide, the knowledge of 7 languages was an asset. During one of her tours in Los Angles she met an American gentleman named John Northup.
In 1979 Dolly and John were married, she became a naturalized American and lived in Unionville CT. in 1992 her husband had a stroke and passed away. She lived alone for a few years, then she moved to a senior living facility in Houston, near her brother George until her demise.
She will be missed by all those who knew her.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, Friday (March 1), from 4-6 pm. The funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (March 2), at 9:15 am, followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon

Carli, Victor

Victor Carli – Born June 4, 1923 in a little village in Northern Italy to Gelindo & Magdalena Carli. In July of 1930, Victor & his mother arrived in Farmington, Connecticut. Not knowing any English did not interfere with Victor’s acceptance of his new country. He quickly assimilated to the language & ways of the American people. He enjoyed school & by junior high was #1 in his class. He loved high school, graduating from Farmington High class of 1942 with honors and as editor-in-chief of the class paper.
In February 1943, he entered the military service for WWII and received an honorable discharge on Dec 19th, 1944, arriving home exactly one year to the date of entering the Battle of the Bulge. After a month of rest, he found work at the Smyth Manufacturing Co. with long hours and hard work. In 1966, he was rewarded by being made purchasing director of the company…a job he held for 10 years until the company was purchased by another from Massachusetts. Not happy with the new executives, he & two golfing buddies started their own company – Bookbinder Services, Inc.
He & Florence enjoyed retirement tremendously. They enjoyed their loving family to the utmost attending all of their children & grandchildrens functions whether they be religious, athletic or educational.
In passing, Victor leaves to mourn: his wonderful wife Florence of over 69 years; his three children Patricia Sasso (Kenneth), Joanne Root Troiano (Daniel) and Robert Carli (Susan); his grandchildren Justin Root, Michelle Carli, Bryan Carli (Deirdre), and Shannon Stangle (Alex). He is also survived by great grandsons Anthony & Alan Root and youngest Emerson Carli. Private ceremony will be held at Ahern’s Funeral Home with burial & service to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington.
We would like to acknowledge the superb hospice services provided by McLean in the last three weeks.

Beake, Lorraine

Lorraine Beake, 95, formerly of Fayetteville, NY, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. Born in Buffalo, NY on July 18, 1923 to the late Bernard and Mary Daley, Lorraine graduated from Saint Mary’s School of Nursing in Niagara Falls, NY and taught in the Syracuse Central Schools until her retirement. She was a member of both the Calvary Club and Cazenovia Country Club.
In 1947 she married William H. Beake, her husband of 66 years, who passed away in 2013. She is survived by their daughters, Susan (Dennis) Voigt and Jill (Cecil) Adams, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren with one on the way and her sisters, Betty Moran and Maureen (Raymond) Clark. She was predeceased by her sister, Janice Daley and her brothers, Bernard Daley, Edwin Daley and Thomas Daley. Services will be held at a later date.

France, Beverly Jones (Gunther)

Beverly G. Jones France, 84, of Farmington died peacefully at the UCONN John Dempsey hospital on Wednesday, December 26. She was born in Hartford to the late J. Gordon and Georgia (Parsons) Gunther. Beverly graduated from Farmington High School in 1952.
While raising her children, Beverly enjoyed many summers at Block Island, fishing on weekends with her first husband, David, in hopes of catching a swordfish but settled for a marlin (still quite a catch!). Winters provided time for skiing and skating, where she could also enjoy time with a warm drink in the lodge. Gardening was a favorite activity throughout her years, as well as feeding and caring for stray animals. Beverly retired from Edmunds Gages where she was a receptionist. Beverly then spent time relaxing by her pool and continued gardening, enjoying the company of her husband, Arthur, as well as grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren, as well as several cruises.
Beverly was a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Unionville, CT. She later sang in the choir along with Arthur.
Beverly is survived by her five children, Gale Balavender and her husband Joe of Salem, Heather Rackliffe and her husband Gary of Farmington, Holly Fisher of Southampton NJ, Matthew Jones and his wife Donna of Bristol, and Mark Jones of Farmington; her brother Guy Gunther and his wife Diane of Plainville CT/Boynton Beach FL; seven grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Rackliffe, Matthew and Glenn Jones, Jonathan Fisher and his wife Alisha, and Zachary Fisher and his wife Jaclyn, Aubrey Reese and her husband Jeremy; three great-grandchildren, Kylie and Logan Jones, Leo Fisher. There are many nieces and nephews, as well as multiple step-children, along with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by three husbands, David Jones, Francis Connolly, and, most recently, Arthur France.
Special thanks to the staff at Touchpoints in Farmington who provided such compassionate care for Beverly in recent months.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Route 4, Unionville, on Saturday, January 5 from 9-11 am. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:30 am at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 61 Main Street, Unionville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To send online condolences to the family, please visit



Kaiser, Sr., Calvin L.

Calvin L. Kaiser Sr., 94, formerly of Farmington, widower of Doris S. Kaiser who predeceased him on February 9, 2015, passed away peacefully in Carlisle, PA on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 1924, he was the son of the late Harry D. and Margaret M. Kaiser. Calvin graduated from Swarthmore College and was a United States Navy veteran and served in the Naval Reserves until 1983. Calvin spent his entire career in the hand tool and hardware industries and retired in 1988 from The Stanley Tools Division of The Stanley Works (now Stanley Black and Decker), having served in several sales and marketing capacities. During his career he was a member of several industry associations. He was a former Adjunct Professor of marketing at Central Connecticut State University and Tunxis Community College. Calvin was a former member of the Board of Education in Farmington, former Little League coach, and a former member of the Old Guard. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Farmington where he served as past Deacon and Moderator. Calvin loved the game of golf and was a former member of the Country Club of Farmington.
He is survived by his three children, Patricia Kaiser Niemitz and her husband Jeffrey of Carlisle, PA, Barbara Kaiser Martens of Greenville, NY and Calvin L. Kaiser, Jr., and his wife Cynthia of Newington, six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Middlewoods of Farmington Memorial Fund, 509 Middle Road, Farmington, CT 06032. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.,

Hodgkinson, James Timothy (Tim)

James Timothy Hodgkinson (“Tim”), 67, of Burlington, passed away peacefully at New Britain Hospital on November 22, 2018. Tim was born in Bristol on November 13, 1951 and was the son of the late James R. and Billie Adele (Breining) Hodgkinson. Tim worked for New Departure for many years, and retired from the Town of Burlington Highway Department.
He will always be remembered for his huge heart, and contagious laughter. He leaves behind his daughter, Jillian Hodgkinson, whom he adored more than anything. He is survived by his siblings, Peter Hodgkinson of New Hartford, Caitlin Hurlburt of Bristol, and Mike Hurlburt of Elkhorn, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews, Emily George, Eric Hodgkinson, Jennifer Mueller, Amy Wierzbicki, Autumn Driscoll, Chris Jones and Mike Jones. He is also survived by a large amount of close friends who he considered family, including Frank Rossi Jr., and Joel Papapietro.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday (Dec. 1st) at 11:30 am at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, where a brief memorial will be held.

Kachmar, Sandra (Bauer)

Sandra (Bauer) Kachmar, 73, of Avon passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. She was born July 28th, 1945 in Hartford and wife of the late Michael D. Kachmar. Sandra was the daughter of the late William and Harriet Bauer and sister of the late Louise Emond. Sandy was a 1963 graduate of Avon High School. She is survived by her two brothers Paul Bauer of Unionville and Herbert Bauer of Burlington. Sandy leaves her daughters Lisa Dawson of Avon, and Lori Gustafson of Plainville. She also leaves four grandchildren Joshua Ellis, Sarah Padelli, Jeanie Dawson, and Hayley Gustafson. Sandy leaves her great-grandchildren Ian, Niamh, Zach, and Logan. Her extended family includes several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws who reside in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida. She was a generous and loving mother, wife, grandmother, and friend. She will be profoundly missed by everyone who loved her. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111Main Street, Unionville on Wednesday (Nov. 14) from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held Thursday (Nov. 15) at 11:00 AM in The Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Rd., Avon. Burial will be private. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

O’Brien, Elena Manfredi

The family of Elena O’Brien is saddened to announce her peaceful passing at age ninety on November 8, 2018 at her home in Avon, Connecticut. She displayed a powerful will to live and great bravery in the face of debilitating physical challenges during the past several years. This will surprise no one who knew her. We are grateful that Elena’s strength of will, solid work ethic, and generosity of spirit have all been passed to her loving grandchildren.
Elena was a child of Italian immigrants, Teresa and Armando Manfredi, and spent her formative years in Newark, New Jersey. A love of all things NYC stayed with this Jersey girl to the end.
A proud alum of Barringer High and recipient of the Bausch & Lomb award, she was an excellent student and attended what was then Montclair State Teachers College, where her academic success undoubtedly inspired her husband-to-be, Jack, to improve his study habits and up his game. After graduating in 1950 as a chemistry major, she became a distinguished and highly-respected teacher during a career spanning more than fifty years, obtaining a master’s degree from UConn along the way. The majority of those years were spent in the West Hartford school system until she accepted an early retirement in the mid-1980s. In sharp contrast to Jack’s enjoyment of his golden years, retirement did not sit well with Elena. Within months, she accepted a position with Renbrook School in West Hartford where she worked for another twenty years before stepping down at the age of the age of eighty-one. We are convinced that Renbrook was unaware of her actual age, which is a testament to her vitality and spirit. She took pride in knowing that she made a difference to her hundreds of students, many of whom maintained contact with her over the years. Elena also treasured the many lasting friendships she made throughout her career in education.
At heart, though, she was devoted to family, and savored the rich experience of being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. If there’s an award for most athletic contests witnessed by a family member, our “Grams” has to be in the running! In addition, she cherished the many evenings spent with her son John, together besting the contestants on “Jeopardy” (woe to anyone who dared call between 7 and 7:30 p.m…). She enjoyed a close bond in later years with her devoted brother and sister, and took immense pride in watching her grandchildren grow and embark on their own life journeys. We will all miss her.
Elena is survived by: sons Bob (Anne) and John, grandchildren Kerry, Jennie (Steve), Bobby (Svetlana) and Jack, great-granddaughter Kylie, brother Dr. Orlando Manfredi, sister Anita Riccio, sister-in-law Diana Manfredi and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Jack, her husband of fifty-one years, her sisters Edith Zoppi and Ginetta Manfredi, and brothers-in-law Frederick Riccio and Ernest Zoppi. She received special care in recent years from Edyta and Andrzej, Nina, Patricia, and Ozi, along with compassionate assistance from the FVNA Hospice team for which the family is very grateful.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Church in Avon on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. to be followed by burial at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elena’s honor to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family please visit

Liberator, Laurie B

Laurie B. Liberator of Avon, CT passed away peacefully on September 22, 2018 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family and close friends. Laurie was born August 22, 1959 in Hartford to Ray and Joan Boudreau and lived in the Farmington Valley for most of her life where she was known for her beautiful smile and infectious laughter.
Laurie graduated from Farmington High School in 1977 where she was an honor student and All-Conference on both the field hockey and softball teams. Her athletic prowess continued throughout her life; her perfect day was spent skiing or golfing with family and friends. In 1982 Laurie graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and began her career as an operating room nurse at Hartford Hospital, rising to the position of Supervisor in the OR’s Orthopedics Division. Her caring nature didn’t stop with her work though: Laurie always had time to help a friend in need, no task was too big if it meant helping someone she loved. And mostly, she loved her three children to whom she was deeply devoted. Nothing made her more proud than seeing the intelligent, funny, and thoughtful people they have become – that infectious laughter was most exuberant when she was spending time with them.
Laurie is survived by her previously mentioned three children: Joey Liberator, Nicholas Liberator and Allie Moore, Allie’s husband Oscar Moore and Laurie’s beloved grandson, Caiden Moore. Laurie is also survived by John Liberator, her father Ray Boudreau, her sister Karen Geckler, and her brothers Bill Boudreau and Steven Boudreau. Laurie was predeceased by her mother Joan Boudreau. Laurie also leaves behind many other family members and friends whom she loved dearly.
Memorial services for Laurie will be held privately. The family wishes to thank all those who have reached out to offer their condolences and memories of Laurie’s life—all the kind words have been deeply appreciated and have helped to soften this profound feeling of loss. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Laurie’s memory to Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East – Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825, Laurie and her family’s favorite charity over many years.
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Sulli, George A.

George A. Sulli, 88, of Burlington, beloved husband of the late Muriel (Fredette) Sulli, died in the peace of the Roman Catholic faith on Monday, September 24, 2018. Born April 5, 1930 in New York, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Pellettieri) Sulli. George was educated in Queens, NY and continued his studies with the Camillian Fathers in Wisconsin and Cambridge, MA. Prior to retiring, he was employed by the Atlantic Ridgefield Corp., in the human resource division of the medical group. George served his country proudly in the United States Army, serving as a medic during the Korean War. He was a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church in Bristol and was a member of the Legion of Mary at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. He was an oblate of St. Benedict of St. Procopius Abbey, making his final oblation on March 20, 1963, spiritual son of Padre Pio.
George is survived by his five children, Gerard C. Sulli of Ridgefield, David P. Sulli of San Diego, CA, Marie A. Risk of Watertown, Catherine M. Lombardi of Watertown, Andre J. Sulli of Pleasantville, NY, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, his sister, Rosalie Gelb of Southbury and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Sept. 27) from 5:00-7:00pm. The Tridentine Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Sept. 28) at 9:30 am in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main St., Waterbury. All are kindly asked to meet at church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 119 Griffin Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444.
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Ruzbasan, Joseph S.

Joseph S Ruzbasan (Papa Joe, Slim, Sonny) passed away on September 24th 2018 – he was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Dunne) Ruzbasan for 65 years. He was the son of the late Joseph & Julia Trivaudey Ruzbasan. Born August 23, 1930 in Torrington. He raised 6 sons & their children
Stephen & Saundra – Christopher, Heather, Meghan, Michaela, & Shaina
Thomas & Amy – Matthew & Thomas
David & Cathy – Kirstin
James & Kelley – Wesley, Dyllan, James Patrick
Joseph & Jessica – Kaitlyn & Kyle
Michael – Tyler & Kayden
And two Daughters
Kathleen & Roger Neuhausser – Roger Jr. & David
Margaret Anne & Thomas Franzi – Aaron
He had 5 great grandchildren and 33 nieces and nephews
He left behind his sister Marianne & Phil Lent from Torrington
Joe spent his childhood with his Grandfather Trivaudey at Tyler Lake in Goshen CT where he met his beloved wife Kathleen. They continued to vacation to the lake every year at the cottage. In 1951 he entered the USCG becoming boatswain mate 3 – spending most of his duty at Shinnecock Life Boat Station. Joseph spent 40 years as a lineman with HelCo where in 1973 he resuscitated a construction worker that was electrocuted on the jobsite.
While raising his family he was involved for 31 years at the Hartford County 4-H program. He was a city boy that became a farmer and maintained his own farm on West District Rd for 52 years. He had many fishing and hunting trips with his sons and he enjoyed his summer camping trips to Sebago Lake in Maine with the family. He volunteered his time at FISH NWCT Food Pantry in Torrington. Joe was a man that was well known in the Unionville community and was a mentor and friend to the younger generation. Joe was part of the fabric that is Unionville and will be missed by many.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday September 29th at 10:00 am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery Avon.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dr. Edward P. Dunne Scholarship Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Unionville, CT 06085.
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Pyatt, Douglas W.

Douglas W. Pyatt of Farmington, husband of the late Patricia (Therrien) Pyatt, passed away at his home Monday August 27th, 2018.
Born in Hartford on December 21, 1943, son of the late Martha Jean (Belcher) and Winthrop W. Pyatt, Prior to retiring Doug was a Government Auditor for 45years at UTC. He served with Distinction in The US Air Force.
He is survived by several cousins and the Wrenko Family.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (Sept. 4), from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. followed by a Prayer Service in The Ahern Funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.