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 www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

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 www.ahernfuneralhome.com

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 www.ahernfuneralhome.com

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 www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

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 www.ahernfuneralhome.com

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.

Barry, Norma Little

Norma Little Barry, 91, of Farmington formally, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late James E. Barry Sr. passed away peacefully on August 25th, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in North Dighton, MA February 3rd, 1927 to Leota (Wingate) and Howard Little. Raised in Newport, Rhode Island where she met her husband, Jim of over 55 years. Once married, they relocated to the Hartford, Connecticut area.
As a devout converted Catholic, Norma was a founding member of Saint Helena’s Church of West Hartford and the Women’s Guild. Norma was committed to volunteerism and was the longest volunteer of the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut. Norma started by tagging clothes at the Good Samaritan and eventually became the President of the Auxiliary. She arrived well before paid employees and stayed late helping to make the gift shop beautiful.
She is survived by her son James E. and his wife, Kathryn (Johnson) Barry, Jr. of Portsmouth, RI, two daughters, Barbara (Barry) Milligan and her husband Roderick of Portsmouth, RI, Karen (Barry) LeBlanc and her husband James of Farmington. She was a loving Meme/Mimi to eight grandchildren, Elisa Barry Probst and her husband Eric, Traci Barry deGroen, Jeffrey Thomas Milligan and his wife Carol, Kimberly Barry Milligan, Daniel McLean Milligan and his wife Libby, Tori Norma Dutcher and her husband Seth, Andrew James LeBlanc and Matthew Barry LeBlanc. She leaves behind nine great grandchildren Hannah, Brendan and Gretchen Probst, Alexandra and Teagan deGroen, Lillian and Eloise Tinsworth, Hope and Henley Milligan. She leaves behind three loving brothers, Jack, Huck and Ronald Little and beloved sister Noreen (Little) Mosher and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her brothers, Howard and Albert Little and her favorite cousin Adele Chenette.
Norma was blessed with many special friendships through the Women’s Auxiliary and throughout her life. For all who knew her will remember her as a fun loving, generous, caring Meme/Mimi who welcomed anyone she met.
We are thankful for her loving Brookdale/Gables family, McClean Hospice Services, and Care at Home who have loved her dearly in the last few years.
Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rte 4, Unionville, on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home, will be Wednesday August 29th at 9:15 am, followed by The Funeral Liturgy in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Women’s Auxiliary, St. Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com

Campbell, Steven L.

Steven L. Campbell 52, of Windsor Locks, after a long and brave battle with cancer passed away August 15th peacefully in his home with the love of his life his wife Cindy, son Tyler and daughter Jessica by his side.
Born August 6, 1966, Steve grew up in West Hartford the beloved son of Donald and Agnes Campbell and wonderful brother to Sue Campbell Dunn.
Steve was an amazing father who adored his children. He was a kind and gentle man whose courageousness was an inspiration to others. Steve will be greatly missed by his loving wife, children, numerous family members and the many lives he touched.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Tuesday, (Aug. 21) from 5:00pm-8:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday (Aug 22) at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Church, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks. All are kindly asked to meet at Church.

Simard, Wyatt Nathaniel

Wyatt Nathaniel Simard of Burlington succumbed to the torment of mental illness by ending his own life on July 25 at the age of 26. He was born in New Britain on April 28, 1992, and moved to Burlington at age 7 with his parents, Brian and Marie Woods Simard, to live with and care for his maternal grandfather, Wallace “Skip” Woods, who passed in 2007. He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandmother, Eileen (Sandwell) Woods in 1999.
In addition to his parents, Wyatt is survived by his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Yvette (Couture) Simard of Bristol, with whom he had a special bond and loving relationship. He is also survived by a large extended family, and his many aunts and uncles; Diane and Philip Wojtusik of Bristol, David and Julie Simard of Farmington, Debra and Richard Caruso of Harwinton, Gary and Janique Simard of Southington, Eilleen and Rob Nelli of South Windsor, Susan and Larry Graham of Burlington, Joan and Christopher Hurlock of Unionville, and Maureen and Gary Nadeau, also of Unionville. As an only child, Wyatt’s 21 cousins were all like brothers and sisters to him.
Wyatt attended Burlington public schools, where his innate talent for music was first nurtured and developed thanks to the remarkable and dedicated teachers at Region 10; Mrs. “Ned” at Lake Garda Elementary, Mr. Crameri at Har-Bur middle school, and Mr. Deeb at Lewis S. Mills High School. Wyatt graduated from the University of New Haven with a BA in music production and sound recording. He could play several musical instruments, and became an accomplished performer, composer, and producer. He was recently employed with Princess Cruises as a stage sound technician, and traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean.
His true love in life was being with nature, hiking the many trails in Connecticut and camping out alone, which brought some serenity to his troubled mind. One of that happiest times of his life was during the summer of 2015, when he hiked the 700+ mile New England portion of the Appalachian Trail with his great friend and kindred spirit, Ryan Mennett. Wyatt’s AT name became “Straps”.
Wyatt grew up attending summer camp at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in Bristol, first as a day camper, and for the past several years as a counselor and educator. He found great fulfillment in introducing young children to the wonders of the natural world; animals, plants, and finding their way through the woods on their own. His parents would like to thank the entire community at Indian Rock / ELCCT, especially executive director Scott Heth, who was both a mentor and a true friend to Wyatt.
Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street in Unionville, on Wednesday, (August 1) from 4 to 8 PM. The funeral liturgy will be held, Thursday (August 2) at 10:00 am in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Unionville
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, 501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT, or at elcct.org

Kibbe, Beverly (Rissolo)

Beverly (Rissolo) Kibbe, 68, of Unionville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and educator, passed away peacefully at home with her family on July 26, 2018 after a valiant battle against metastatic breast cancer.
Born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut to Leonard and Antoinette (Petruzzi) Rissolo, Beverly started her career teaching in Stamford public schools for two years, and then went on to Canton public schools where she taught Kindergarten for 31 years.
She will be most remembered for her passion for literacy; educating well over 1,000 Kindergarteners during her teaching years and as a dedicated member of Delta Kappa Gamma – Mu Chapter where she leaves a lasting legacy with the Books for Babies program. In addition, she was active in Memorial United Methodist Church of Avon serving as Sunday School Superintendent and other committee assignments during her 37 years as a member.
Beverly’s friends and family will always have fond memories of her as a master baker of sugar cookies, active bike rider, lover of ice cream, avid reader, and proud grandmother.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Martin, daughter Kristin (son-in-law, Matt) Lundsten of Walpole, MA and grandsons Owen and William, daughter Bethany (son-in-law, Neil) Collins of Chanhassen, Minnesota and grandson Neil. Beverly will also be missed by her siblings Leonard Rissolo, Kenneth Rissolo, Linda Middlebrooks and Karen Rissolo as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and tremendously loyal friends and extended family.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to oncologists Dr. Barbara Fallon and Dr. Eric Winer, and for the care she received from Hospital of Central Connecticut, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Hartford Health Care at Home Hospice.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (July 31) from 4:00-8:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday (Aug. 1) at 10:30am in Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Rd., Avon.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Beverly’s name are suggested to: Canton Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 671, Canton, CT 06019 or Delta Kappa Gamma – Mu Chapter, ℅ Ann Newbury, PO Box 786 Farmington, CT 06034 with a memo of “Books for Babies”.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Woolley, Joseph E Jr.

Joseph E. Woolley, Jr. of Hartford, CT passed away at St. Francis Hospital on July 5, 2018 after a battle with cancer. The eldest son of Joseph E. and Genevieve (McCue) Woolley, he was born in Hartford, CT on May 22, 1947. He attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Cathedral Grammar School, Northwest Catholic High School Class of 1965, and St. Edwards University, Austin, TX Class of 1969. He served two years active duty in the U.S. Army most of it in South Korea attaining the rank of Spec5. After a time in Active Reserves he was Honorably Discharged on September 1, 1975.
He worked for Aetna Insurance Company for a number of years and for the last nineteen years has been employed by St. Francis hospital.
He is survived by four brothers and three sisters-in-law; Richard B. and Karen W. Woolley of Wakefield and Block Island, RI, Peter A. and Susan A. Woolley of Oceanside, CA, Bruce J. and Margaret M. Woolley of West Hartford, CT and Christopher Woolley of Hartford, CT; three nephews and two nieces and their spouses’ Michael J. and Corie Woolley of North Ridgeville, OH, Mark and Jenna (Woolley) Ewing of Charlotte, NC, Gregory Woolley of West Hartford, CT, Ben and Kayla (Woolley) Young of Lake Forest, CA, and Aaron Woolley of Los Angeles, CA as well as two grandnephews, Matthew Young and Michael Ewing and two grandnieces, Emily Young and Collette Ewing.
Joe leaves behind many friends from his years playing football at Northwest Catholic and lifting weights with his teammates and pals as well as those friends and the many people he interacted with at both Aetna and St Francis having decided to spend his life in the Hartford area. He also leaves many friends from his summers spent on Block Island. His four brothers will greatly miss their “big brother”. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced, burial will be in the family plot on Block Island.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Mary D Fund P.O. Box 303 Block Island , RI 03807.
Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral home, for online condolences visit www.Ahernfuneralhome.com

Ross, Cynthia Anne (Clement) RN

CYNTHIA ANNE (CLEMENT) ROSS RN, 62, passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home in the Forestville section of Bristol, CT in the loving company of family. She courageously battled papillary serous uterine cancer after being diagnosed in 2014 and achieving remission for 2 years, and was optimistically undergoing treatment for recurrence. Cindy was born September 14, 1955 in St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, the youngest of six children of the late Alcide J and Rose A (Jacques) Clement. She was raised and educated in Wolcott, graduating in the Wolcott High School Class of 1973. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse through WF Kaynor Regional Vocational Technical School and St Mary’s Hospital in 1976, and was subsequently employed by St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury. Following her marriage in 1978, she worked in a local nursing home and then at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Newington before stopping work outside of the home in anticipation of the birth of her son. Following the entry of her youngest child into grade school, Cindy reentered the workforce in 1991 as a nursing and media/aide paraprofessional working with children with multiple and severe disabilities in the Plainville Community Schools, beginning at Linden Street Elementary School and then, in 1992, transferring to Toffolon Elementary School as a special education nurse. She resumed her education, attaining her associate of science degree and her Registered Nurse from Regents College of the State University of New York at Albany in 1997, whereupon she was hired as the school nurse at Toffolon Elementary School, Plainville, thriving there until her retirement in September, 2017. Cindy was respected by peers, students and families, and staff alike for her “no nonsense” and practical approaches to a variety of issues and challenges, her organizational skills, and beloved for her penchant for decorating her office with portions of her Beanie Babies collection or sharing her legendary 20 varieties of holiday cookies. Cindy developed a knack for superb baking and delicious cooking, and hosted many memorable meals and parties. She also was talented in craft projects, earning the nickname “Sample” at Toffolon for her ad hoc efforts at creating samples of arts and crafts projects associated with reading literacy, and was the “go-to” parent for her children when dealing with creative assignments. She excelled at needlework, with which she proudly decorated her home, having received a high school citation for academic excellence in fashion design and interior decorating leading to her creating her own wedding dress. As an “empty-nester”, Cindy embraced technology with her interest in embroidery and could often be found tucked away in her upstairs sewing room creating a variety of special fleece blankets or hand towels as gifts. Cindy was devoted to her family and especially her four grandchildren on whom she doted with unreserved pride. Cindy is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Douglas, and their three children and spouses: Matthew and Chalise (Nettleton) Ross, and grandchildren, Nathaniel and Eleanor, of Unionville; Elissa and Sean Conroy, and grandchildren, Braden and Ian, of Carthage, NC; and Krista and Benjamin Wagoner of Bristol. She is also survived by her siblings: Jacqueline (Robert) Evans of Naugatuck; Arlene Clement of Wolcott; Alcide (Karen) Clement Jr of Branford; Louise Clement of Austin, TX; and Henry “Michael” (Janice) Clement of Southington. In addition, she is survived by 10 nieces and nephews, an uncle and aunt, and their families and a host of loved extended family. A woman of faith, Cindy was a longtime parishioner of the Church of St Matthew, Forestville. Cindy’s family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the warm and compassionate care she received from her caregivers and hospice nurses and all of her many doctors but, more especially, also the extraordinary skill and compassion accorded by Molly A Brewer MD, and her attentive associates with the Gynecological Oncology Department of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health in Farmington. In accordance with her wishes, Cindy’s funeral mass will be held at the Church of St Matthew, 120 Church Avenue, Forestville section of Bristol, on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:30AM. There are no calling hours. Private interment will be in the family plot in West Avon Cemetery, Avon. Arrangements are entrusted to Ahern Funeral Home, Unionville, through which tributes may be conveyed to Cindy’s family at http://www.ahernfuneralhome.com. Donations in Cindy’s memory may be directed to the Women’s Cancer Prevention Fund – MB #23125 at the UConn Foundation, making checks payable to The UConn Foundation, Inc., 2390 Alumni Drive, Unit 3206, Storrs, CT 06269, with a memo notation, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bonini, Tracy Ellen (Gregory)

BONINI, Tracy Ellen (Gregory) Bonini passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on July 5, 2018 after a courageous yearlong battle with melanoma. She was born April 7, 1970 in Bethpage, NY and grew up in Seaford, NY and Avon, CT before making her home in Farmington for the past 19 years.
Tracy was the wife, friend and soulmate of J.P. Bonini and the adored and adoring mother of Alexa and Gavin. Tracy was an exceedingly caring and thoughtful person who focused entirely on others, and as a result, was beloved by so many. Her legacy includes scores of well-grounded pre-school graduates from her days as a teacher, record-breaking results for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (in honor of Alexa, and for which she won the Ann Paradis Coaches award), service as a member of the Board of Directors of Farmington’s Services for the Elderly, and appreciation from all those she touched while supporting Gavin and Alexa’s classrooms, teams and other activities, to which she gave her time and energy fully. Tracy’s warm smile and gentle presence will be missed by all whom she touched.
Tracy was pre-deceased by her father Richard Gregory. She is survived by her mother Ellen Ericson and her husband Charles Ericson, of Unionville, her sister Cindy Welsh and her husband Chuck, brother Rick Gregory and his wife Cathy, all of Farmington, brother Brian Gregory and his wife Kristina, of Darien, CT, and loving nieces and nephews Connor and Quinn Welsh, Matthew, Kate, Michael, Peter and Nathan Gregory. Tracy was deeply embraced by J.P.’s family and is survived by his devoted parents, Jim and Mary Bonini, sister Crissy Rebillard and her husband Billy, and their children Garett and Loren, all of Unionville. She is also survived by a huge family of aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many, many friends.
Tracy’s family would like to thank the teams at Smilow Cancer Center and Hartford Hospital for their compassionate care. They would also like to thank the huge circle of friends and family who have stepped in with support of all shapes and sizes. All is appreciated more than they will ever know.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (July 10) from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Funeral services will be held Wednesday (July 11) at 11:00 am in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tracy Bonini Memorial Fund, c/o Farmington Bank, 32 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032, or via www.gofundme.com/tracy-bonini-memorial-fund. All contributions will support the needs of the family, including Alexa and Gavin’s education.

Krause Sr., Erwin Johannes

Erwin Johannes Krause, Sr. was called by his loving God to his heavenly home on June 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was the beloved husband of Violet E. Krause for 68 years. John was born in Colditz of Sachsen, Germany on, September 26, 1921; his parents were Bernard Otto & Louise (Rosenberg) Krause. John immigrated to the USA aboard The Muenchen and arrived in New York on March 17, 1927. He lived in Hartford, East Hartford, Wethersfield, and has resided in Farmington for the past 70 years.
John graduated from Wethersfield H.S. in 1939. Following studies in Mechanical Engineering, he was employed as Chief Draftsman for Holo-Krome Co. where he worked on defense projects prior to his entry into the service in 1944. John was a decorated Veteran of WWII serving with the United States Army’s 24th Infantry Division as a Combat Medic in the Pacific Theater. He saw field combat on the Philippine islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Mindanao, including the initial invasion of Leyte. He served in the Army of Occupation of Japan in the city of Hiroshima, 10 weeks after the atomic strike, until April of 1946 and was classified as one of the Atomic Veterans. It was for meritorious achievement on Mindanao that he was awarded the Bronze Star.
John was a man of the Greatest Generation. He designed and built his own home, founded Tor-Axial Drives, Inc., created and engineered products that advanced Medical Technology, the US Defense and Space Programs. John was a Naturalist. His love of nature and its complexities evolved from his travels throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is credited for his knowledge of and experimentation with Christmas trees and has successfully grown a Calif. Redwood in CT. All who knew John knew that his true passion was his love for the Mountains and Skiing; having served as a member of the National Ski Patrol for 39 years and the Appalachian Mtn. Club for decades. He hiked and skied throughout Europe, the United States and Asia well into his nineties. Mt. Washington’s Tuckerman’s Ravine was one of his annual destinations to ski. John was also very proud of his heritage holding the longest membership with the Hartford Liederkranz of Newington, singing with the Hartford Saengerbund and dancing with the Alpenland Tanzer Schuplattlers of New Britain, CT.
John’s deep love and appreciation for his family was unparalleled. In addition to his wife, he leaves his children and their spouses Erwin J. Krause Jr. (Kimberly), Dr. Ann L. Perrault (Donald), and Martha G. Hein (David). His much loved Grandchildren and their spouses John E. Krause, Paul J. Krause (Sarah), Christopher J. Krause, Donald P. Perrault III (Brynna), Jennifer A. Brook (Dimitri), Stephan J. Perrault (Kristine), Jessica M. Case (Gary), Bethany G-V Spada (Dean); his joyous Great-grandchildren: Alivia & Gabriel Krause, Madeline & Claire Perrault, Mason & Colin Brook and Sophie Spada. A niece Heidi MacNamar (Lee), a nephew Peter Krause (Lois), a cousin Dietmar Lang (Marianne), their collective families and friends. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a brother Henry J. Krause (Krause Caterers).
Family and friends may pay their respects at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street Unionville, on Thursday, June 7th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Funeral will be held in celebration of his life at Bethany Lutheran Church ,1655 Blvd. West Hartford, June 8th, at 10:30am. followed by burial with full military honors in the family plot at Greenwood Cemetery Lovely St. in Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Blvd., West Hartford, CT 06107 or to Friends of Sessions Woods PO Bx. 1550, 341 Milford St., Burlington, CT 06013

deAtienza, Pilar (Mengual)

Pilar (Mengual) deAtienza 86, of Burlington, beloved wife of Arturo deAtienza passed away peacefully Saturday May 12th. Born in Pego (Alicante), Spain on July 12, 1931 daughter of the late Salvador Mengual and Paulina Bañuls. Pilar was an accomplished seamstress and a gourmet cook.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her 3 children, Mary Soucy of Burlington, Carol Cunningham and her husband John of Unionville, Arthur deAtienza and his wife Grace of Farmington. 8 beloved grandchildren, Nicole, Brenden, Michael and his wife Melissa, Monica, Ashley, Jessica and Vincent and her two cherished great grandchildren Vivian and Aria.
Pilar also leaves behind two dear friends who were like daughters to her, Susan Graham and Pepita Folques as well as Pilarin Ballester who was like a sister to her.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (May 15th) from 8:00 am – 9:30 am,
Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Tuesday (May 15th) at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00 am
Donations can be made to The American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123