Stergos, Chris Peter

Chris Peter Stergos, 79, of Farmington, CT died peacefully at home on February 12, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Panagiotis and Iphigenia (Sitera) Stergelis on December 7, 1941 in Plomari, Mytilene, Greece. Chris graduated from Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT and studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Hartford.
Chris was predeceased by his loving wife of many years, Beverly (Ford) Stergos. He will forever be remembered by his children, Melissa Caouette and Joanne Stergos, both of Farmington and his son Peter Stergos and his wife Tsambika Stergos of Burlington; he was Papou to six precious grandchildren Hunter (21), Anastasia (21), Cody (19), Christos (16), Savvas (16) and Isabella (11); his sister Ioanna Stergos of Plomari, Greece. He is survived by many special nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Chris is also survived by Chrisanthy Psaras of Newington who was a special part of his life. They loved to spend time traveling, watching Greek movies, going out to dinner, and working on special projects together.
Chris came to America on the SS Saturnia arriving in Ellis Island on November 24, 1955. Chris developed his strong work ethic as a young man working many hours at the Mark Twain Diner while in high school. He then worked heavy construction while attending classes at the University of Hartford, but his desire was to become a real estate broker. He eventually obtained his real estate license and started his own business. For over 45 years, with the help of his wife, Chris built Stergos Realty into a successful real estate business. For many of those years he was known as the ‘go to guy’ for the purchase or sale of any Greek owned restaurant. He took pride in working alongside his son and being able to pass on his dealmaking skills, knowledge, and integrity. Chris was known for his honesty and was trusted in the marketplace.
In his spare time, Chris took pride acting as general contractor on any and all construction related projects for his family and friends. He found great pleasure in cruising the globe with his late wife, Beverly. Chris loved hosting large gatherings in the family home. He enjoyed cooking, entertaining and eating well, whether it involved roasting lamb on the spit, grilling octopus or making his famous baked stuffed shrimp. Chris enjoyed many years with great friends at the Greek Club in Hartford, going to the casino and playing cards. He looked forward to his daily drive ‘downtown’, making his rounds at the former Parcel 8 plaza, the post office and George’s Pizza.
Chris was so very proud of his children and grandchildren putting them first in everything he did. His youngest granddaughter, Isabella, affectionately known to her papou as Koukli, was privileged to be able to spend every day of the last few months with him. She gave him a bell (which he used frequently) so he could reach her whenever he needed anything. Isabella enjoyed making his morning coffee and spending time listening to him reminisce about his childhood. Chris will be fondly remembered by those whose lives he has touched over the years. His passing has left a deep void in the hearts of his children and grandchildren.
A private service is being held for the family. A memorial service in celebration of Chris’ life will be held when it is safe and comfortable for all. In lieu of flowers, please pay it forward with a random act of generosity in Chris’ memory.

Daugherty, Glen Allen

Glen Allen Daugherty passed away on February 3, 2021 at Brookdale Senior Living in West Hartford, CT after a long battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). He was 75 years old. Glen was born on June 8, 1945 in Pasadena, CA to James and Jeanette (Martin) Daugherty. He and his older brother James Hoyt Daugherty were fond of football and were active in the Boy Scouts of America. Glen graduated from Temple City High School in 1963 where he was recognized for his achievements as a football player. Following his service in the United States Army, he married Elizabeth Marie (Britton) Daugherty of Manchester, CT on October 18, 1969. In 1977 they relocated to West Hartford, CT, where they lived together for 43 years.
Glen received a Master of Social Work degree from Central Connecticut State University. He spent 30 years as a social worker for the State of Connecticut, working to protect disadvantaged children and victims of abuse. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts for many years, ultimately earning the Silver Beaver Award which recognizes “Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.” He volunteered with many other organizations and coached Pee-Wee football. Glen was also well-known for his love of dogs. Nothing made him happier than to go for long strolls with his canine companions.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Daugherty, and by their sons Patrick and Bryan. Their youngest son, Glen Ryan “G.R.” Daugherty, passed away in 2011. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family is especially grateful to Betty’s sister Patricia and her husband Richard Bragdon, lifelong friends of Glen and Betty, who went to great lengths to take care of them as Glen’s health declined over the past year. Thanks also go to Janette Maxey and her husband Zeke McDaniel for being such loyal friends to Glen over the years.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held at East Cemetery in Manchester, CT on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.

Lawhorn, Marguerite Jeanne (Besneatte)

Marguerite Jeanne (Besneatte) Lawhorn, born March 30, 1930 in Detroit, MI, left us on February 4, 2021.

Marguerite lived a life of grace and beauty and brought loving compassion and care to everyone in her life.

As her children, we were so lucky to have been raised by this brave and courageous woman. She was fierce in her love for us and gave each of us the gift of her unwavering support and love every day of our lives. She made our every success and happiness in life possible by believing in us with all her heart.

Marguerite touched so many lives in her nearly 91 years … many of our friends growing up called her mom or Maggie and often asked if she would adopt them. Her grandchildren were so much a part of her life as they came into the world, and with each, she shared so much of herself and her time.

We are each all the richer for being part of her life. And each of us will celebrate and honor her every day by following the path she set us on.

She is treasured and mourned by her children: Kenneth Lawhorn (Mary Lawhorn) of Barkhamsted; Elizabeth Shattuck (the late Colman Shattuck) of West Tisbury, MA; Jonelle Lawhorn (William Deming) of Avon; and Eric Lawhorn (Carla Gionfriddo) of Bloomfield.

And by her grandchildren: Ashley Shattuck (Matt), Samuel Shattuck (Jenn), Christopher Lawhorn (Lauren), Benjamin Hobbs (Elizabeth), and Madeleine Hobbs (Ian); and her great-grandson, Brooks Shattuck. She also leaves her niece, Sandy Sullivan of Barneveld , NY, with whom she shared a special closeness throughout her life. And of course by her many granddogs and grandcats.

Marguerite was predeceased by her parents, Harvey and Beulah Besneatte, her five brothers and sisters (Richard, Shirley, Harvey, Robert, and Kathleen), and her son-in-law, Colman Shattuck.

The family would like to give a special, heartfelt thank you to Eric and Carla, who provided a warm and loving home for her in the last years of her life and gave her such loving care throughout. It meant so much to Mom and to her other children to know she was in a place that made her so happy.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Martha Taylor, who was so kind and loving in her care for Marguerite.

We thank as well the hospice staff at McLean Home for their compassionate care and support.

In a letter that she left for her children, she reminded us of a poem that always gave her comfort, “Death is Nothing at All” by Henry Scott-Holland.

Reading this poem has been of comfort to us as well, and we will always be looking for Mom in “the next room”’.

In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you find some way to take in the beauty of the world around us, as Marguerite always did – take a walk in the woods on a snowy day, take heart in the blooming of snow drops, sit silently through a breaking dawn, arrange flowers on your kitchen table, or whatever brings you joy – and then find your own way to reflect that beauty back into the world in honor of her.

Services will be private at the request of the family. A celebration of Marguerite’s life will be held at a later date. We welcome your thoughts and stories about Marguerite.

O’Connor, Rev. John F.

Reverend John F. O’Connor, August 29, 1949 – January 30, 2021. If you are reading this obituary, then you know I have died and hopefully have joined Jesus in Heaven!

I had a good life blessed with a loving but dysfunctional family like many of you. We had tough financial times growing up, but we got through them and have many happy memories to offset the painful times. Life got better as we children grew older, and ultimately my parents, Eleanor (also called Midge and Moosie) and John Jr. (Jack to many), provided us with the most important thing at the end of their lives: their love.

Reggie, Dawn, Robert, Gerald, and Marylou are my siblings who predeceased me. Each of their deaths brought much sorrow, but also relief that their dying finally brought them peace and a trip to Heaven for sure.

Dolores, Helen, and Susan are my remaining sisters. I have many nieces and nephews: Tina, Julie, Jennifer, and Dawnajean, just to name a few who have been an important part of my life. Grandnieces and grandnephews: Connor, Gillian, Emma, and Abby, who I love and pray will make this a better world and remain faithful to their beliefs no matter what higher power or God they profess faith in.

I lived my priesthood formally for ten years and then took it in a new direction that I have followed for many years, always with the goal of demonstrating my faith in Jesus through the life I lived. I hope I have made a difference in people’s lives in a positive way. Do not let any institutional church stand in the way of your faith! I stumbled many times and faced many demons. Without my faith in Jesus and his forgiveness and grace, I would not have survived as long as I did.

I also would not have been able to live out my faith without the love, forgiveness, and support of my family and so many dear friends. I have a “good problem” in thanking those who have been in my life and career. I have so many there wouldn’t be enough room to list them all! Lifelong friends to name a few: Mike and Quincey, Linda G., Mary H., Scott, John, Raymond, Pamela, Tina G., Carol, Linda B., Audrey, and Chris G. My co-workers from DMHAS, CT Valley Hospital, and Bank of America (Phoenix/Hartford). The Franciscans and community of St. Patrick/Anthony Church, All Saints Church in Phoenix, and the people I served with in the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Diocese of Erie. A special thanks to Dr. Rawad Elias and his team at Hartford Cancer Institute for their kindness and support to me through this journey. My Facebook friends, my Christmas card friends… see what I mean, I am stopping now!

I thank all of you who have been by my side and have helped mold me into the person I am. I love you, but more importantly God loves you and I hope you know what a gift you are to Him and me.

I was blessed with four wonderful companions: my boy Boxers, Beaujolais St. John and Louis Jadot, and my two little girl Boston Terriers, Gabby (who is with the boys waiting for me) and Isabella who I leave behind only to see her again when she crosses the Rainbow Bridge and joins us.

I say goodbye for now until we meet again. I hope all of you can help make this a better country and world. Fight for equality for all humans. Fight against racism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, and all forms of discrimination. Take on the fight to save our world from the disasters we have created by destroying our precious Earth. Fight for the rule of law and the democratic principles our country was founded on. Be a unifier, not a divider. Love one another, keep a good sense of humor, and don’t take yourselves too seriously.

Hugs and love,
Father O’Connor (a/k/a JFOC III, Gardener, and Rip.)

A note from John’s niece Tina:
I would especially like to thank Julie, David, Mike, Quincey, and Carol for taking time out of their lives to get my uncle to his endless appointments, as well as do his wash and his shopping. But more than that, you gave my uncle the ability to stay in his home during this long illness and spend time with his beloved dog Isabella. I know he is so grateful to all of you for giving him that opportunity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday (May 22) at 10:00am in St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford, CT.

Kerr, Kenneth Alan

Kenneth Alan Kerr, 64, of Quincy, MA entered into Eternal Life, January 27, 2021 in Windsor, CT surrounded by family and friends. Son of Robert and Doris (O’Morrow) Kerr, Ken was born in Schenectady, NY, November 10, 1956. He attended school in the Ballston Lake area of New York. Entering the Navy, he served from January 1975 through December 1979. Receiving his undergraduate degree from UConn, he worked at CBT for several years. Then, he joined the library staff of Baker Library at the Harvard Business School where he worked for 26 years. He was an essential part of the operation of the Library during its reconfiguration. He retired for reasons of health in 2019 at which time he was honored with the presentation of the Baker Library Honey Locust Bowl.
He is survived by his brother, Edwin and his wife, Cathy, Suffield, CT, a sister, Peggy and her husband, Donald Hoyt, Schenectady, NY, step-sister Heidi and her husband, Michael Walsh, Cornwall, England, and step-brothers Robert and his wife, Marlo Schuh, Casa Grande, Arizona and Martin and his wife, Karen Schuh, Rochester, NY, several beloved nieces and nephews and his best friend, Father David J. Baranowski.
The funeral is Wednesday, February 3rd at St. Josephine Bakhita, St. James Campus in Rocky Hill. Calling hours: 9:00 am – 10:30 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at the church. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain, CT. Due to the current pandemic, masks and social distancing must be observed and seating is limited.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s memory to: Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043.

Texidor, Narciso “Junior”

Narciso “Junior” Texidor, Jr., has been called by our Heavenly Father on Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born October 25, 1955 in Guayama, Puerto Rico before moving to the North End of Hartford and ultimately settling in the infamous Charter Oak Terrace. He is predeceased by his parents Narciso Texidor Sr., and Virgen Pura Flores-Texidor, his sisters, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, granddaughter, and friends. THEREFORE WELCOMED BY MANY!
He was a man that wore many, many hats. He had several jobs and lived life to the complete fullest. He was a graduate of the Hartford Public school system, and an Honorable Discharge Army Veteran. He loved dancing and helping people the most. He had a heart full of love and touched many that crossed his path, taking care of many along his way. Everyone was family once you met him! He gave even when he didn’t have to give. He was Big Tex, Junior, Sexy Texi, and so many other names but Pa and Belo were the ones he cherished the most. One of his proudest moments was becoming an Ordained Minister and had a dream of opening a church and ministering the word for all to hear.
He leaves behind his children Magaly, Leslie, Narciso III (JunJun), and Clarissa, 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 5 siblings, several nieces, nephews and many that considered him family.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Jan. 29) from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday (Jan.30) at 10:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home followed by burial in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Rodriguez, Noah Kayel

On January 18, 2021, Noah Kayel Rodriguez left his earthly body for his Heavenly home. Born September 9, 2020 in Hartford, he was the only son of Jeremy and Frankchesca Rodriguez. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving grandmothers, Nelly Rodriguez of East Windsor and Maria Ferreras of Hartford as well as a host of relatives.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00am in Central Baptist Church, 457 Main St., Hartford followed by burial in Grove Cemetery, Windsor Locks.

Lam, Chi Du

Chi Du Lam, 90, of Southington, passed away peacefully on January 19th, 2021. Chi was born and lived much of his vibrant life in Vietnam before coming to the states where he enjoyed the last few decades of his life. He will be remembered for his beautiful spirit, kind heart, and fun-loving personality. He will forever be treasured and remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wives, Thi and Bich as well as his children Huong, Hoa, Lien, Hung, Huy, Kien, Linh, Nghi, Chi, Tuan, Ha, Lieu, and Ngan. He is predeceased by, and now reunited with, his son Kiet. He also leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that love him and miss him dearly. The family would like to thank all those who cared for him at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. A private service will be held on the morning of Monday January 25th, 2021 at Central Baptist Church followed by his burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Vazquez, Jonathan

Jonathan Vazquez, age 24, born August 27th 1996, has passed away on January 4th 2021. Son of Henry Vazquez and Lymarie Alejandro, brother of Jameise Edison and boyfriend of Grendaly Torres.
His service will be held on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford starting at 5-6:20pm for his immediate family and from 6:40-8pm for his friends. Please be cautious and wear a mask. Jonathan was very much loved by many and missed dearly. He was such a loving, smart young man that lost his life way before his time. Words can’t explain the pain we feel. Jonathan “WHOLE LOTTA RUNTZ” smile down on us and spread those wings, because your wings were ready but our hearts were not. This is not goodbye but till we meet again.

Sexton, Patricia J.

Patricia J. Sexton, 96, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2021. She was born in Hartford on August 3, 1924 to the late Horace and Kathryn Mahar Sexton. Pat was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1942.
Prior to her retirement in 1988, Pat completed 47 years of Service at the Travelers Insurance Company and was the Past President of the Travelers Women’s Club.
She was a lifelong communicant of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph where she was active in many ministries.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews; William Freeman (Judith) of Fontana, CA, Kathleen Baxter of Gansevoort, NY, William Sexton (Connie) Penhook, VA, Bruce Gallager (Jill) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Nancy Raffile (Tim) of Gansevoort, NY, and many grand & great grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Pat was predeceased by her sisters, Virginia Freeman and Carol Anne Gallager, her brother Bill Sexton, and nephews Michael Sexton (Marilyn), Robert Freeman (Shelly), and Robert Sexton. The family would also like to thank the staff at St Mary’s Home and Trinity Health Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion for Pat.
A private graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Charitable donations may be made to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph Food Pantry, 140 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105.

Rimscha, John

John Rimscha, 77, died December 30th at Hartford Hospital from complications due to Covid-19. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Bronislava, and siblings, Adam, Peter, Joseph, and Edward. He is survived by his nephews, Adam J. Rimscha of N. Ft. Myers, Florida, and Christopher M. Rimscha, wife Sarah Rimscha and children Gage, Hayden, and Colton of Dothan, Alabama. John was born June 2nd, 1943 in Lithuania and raised in Germany at a camp for displaced personas in Wehlen bei Oldenburg in northern Germany, a camp that served for many years as a safe haven for men and women who managed to escape the impending conquest of Lithuania by the Soviet Army. It was at this camp where John Rimscha lived as a child, first attended school, and learned to speak German, though he knew he was Lithuanian to the core.

He arrived in the United States in 1955 and graduated from Hartford Public High School, after which he involved himself in numerous business enterprises, most notably The Russian Lady, an iconic and landmark bistro known to many throughout Central Connecticut. John was the template of a man coming to America with nothing, and who, through hard work and perseverance, became successful in areas of real estate and hospitality services. He gave generously to religious and civic causes and foremost to his friends and extended family, which he deliberately sought to locate in this country and abroad. John will be remembered for his sharp wit and disarming demeanor. Humorous at times, he was fun to be with, a characteristic that belied a formidable intelligence. Chief among his many attributes was a dogged sense of loyalty.

Funeral service, yet to be determined, will be private. Burial will be in the Rimscha family plot at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 53 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106.

Fitrzyk, Stanislaw

Stanislaw Fitrzyk of Wethersfield, husband of the late Janina Fitrzyk, passed away on December 30th, 2020. Born in Wojakowa, Poland on November 9th, 1935, he was the son of late Stanislaw and Anna (Pajor) Fitrzyk.
Stanislaw was a machine operator for many years at Promold Plastics.
He is survived by his two sons, Jerzy Fitrzyk of Hartford and Robert Fitrzyk of Wethersfield, three grandchildren, and numerous other family.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday (Jan 5th ) 2021 at 10am in Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, Hartford, followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery Hartford.

Williams, Lloyd Augustus

Lloyd Augustus Williams, 82, of Hartford, CT; beloved husband of Norma Williams departed peacefully on December 2, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. Raised in Red Hills, St. Andrew, Jamaica he was second of five siblings (Joseph Williams, Larry Williams, Delva Williams, and Sybil Tyrell) born to Arthur and Learleane Williams. He emigrated to Hartford, CT in 1980 and worked at the University of Hartford for 25 years. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Delva Williams, son Gary Williams, grandson Dwayne Senior, and brother-in-law Byron Tyrell. He leaves behind eight children, twenty-two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Lloyd was an outstanding person and will always be remembered for his humble spirit. He will remain loved and alive in our hearts forever.

Lloyd’s family will receive friends for viewing on Friday, December 11 from 9am-10am, followed by a home going celebration service at 10am at Angels on Assignment Christian Church, 1061 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, 30 Mountain Avenue, Bloomfield, CT.

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Fetzner, Karl A.G.

How does one write an obituary? They all kind of start out the same way. Karl A.G. Fetzner, 91, of Granby, formerly of Bloomfield, passed away November 26, 2020 after a battle with cancer and dementia. Karl was born May 9, 1929, in Secaucus, New Jersey to the late Karl and Louise Fetzner and grew up in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Driving by the age of 14, Karl began his career as a ceramic tile contractor with his father, adopting the business in 1965. In the true spirit of a family business, all three sons played a role, and the business was ultimately taken over by Karl’s eldest son, Brian, upon Karl’s retirement. Karl also co-owned the former Bond Restaurant in Hartford, along with three package stores.
Karl was a member of the Bloomfield Fish and Game Club for many years, and enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado and Canada. Most of all, he enjoyed snowmobiling with his wife Barbara and friends at their chateau in St. Zenon, QUE, Canada. In the summertime, as his kids were avid motocross racers, Karl served as a referee of the New England Sports Committee (NESC). Karl and Barbara were charter members at the Hopmeadow Country Club in Simsbury where they both enjoyed socializing and playing golf. Karl also enjoyed gardening and cultivated prize peonies that he sold to florists from Cromwell to Springfield.
Karl, a Unites States Army veteran of the Korean War, stood as a commander of the VFW Post 1009 in Bloomfield. Also known as “Packy” to the grandchildren, Karl treasured the time he was able to spend with them, leaving them now with memories of swimming, fishing, bowling and mini golfing, as well as memories of snowmobiling and hiking along Reservoir 3 in Bloomfield. Karl’s loving family helped to give him a life worth remembering, and his impact on their lives leaves him deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, who stood by his side for 67 years, in which time they raised 15 dogs, 3 cats, 3 goats, 2 cockatoos, and of course, 3 children. He is survived by his children Brian, Robert and wife Jenette, and David and wife Michelle, as well as grandchildren Lindsay and husband Kevin, Daniel, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Jessica.
Family and friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, CT on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 10-11am. Funeral service will follow at 11:00am in the Ahern Funeral Home with burial at the mausoleum in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Karl’s name to either the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 or call 860-594-4502 x6309

Tyrell, Byron

Byron Hugh George Tyrell born in Jamaica, West Indies June 20, 1942, 81 years old of Bloomfield, Connecticut transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home on November 7, 2020. He is survived by Sybil Tyrell his beloved wife of 54 years, daughter Patricia Tyrell, and grandchildren Tyrell White and Taylor Wade. He was predeceased by son Barrington Tyrell.
Byron was the third of seven children born to Mr. Gerald and Mrs. Viola Tyrell. He was predeceased by brothers Harris Tyrell, and Vanley Tyrell and is survived by siblings Leslie Tyrell (brother), Lloyd Tyrell (brother), Agatha Thomas (sister), Osborne Tyrell (brother), Milton Tyrell (brother) and Philip Jackson (brother).
He moved to Bermuda as a young man and worked at the Castle Harbor for 15 years. He was a minster for the Church of God while residing on the island of Bermuda and could be heard playing the saxophone for the church ministry. Byron was identified as a pillar in the community. He helped families on the island build a relationship with God and supported new families migrating from Jamaica and or other islands through outreach programs.
Byron and Sybil Tyrell moved to Hartford in 1970 where Byron started his own business G & S Builders. He was a contractor with the City of Hartford. He continued to play the saxophone at the churches he attended (Blue Hills Church of God and then New Birth Tabernacle). He was fondly called Brother Tyrell by most who know him. Well respected in the community as a family man, Christian man, hard worker and leader.
Funeral services will take place at the Rehoboth Church 1170 Blue Hills Avenue Bloomfield CT on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The viewing will commence at 9AM-10AM. Burial services will be private for the family only.