Griffin, John William Jr.

March 11, 1972-March 5, 2020 John William Griffin Jr. of West Hartford, CT died at home with family and close friends after an extended yet valiant battle with cancer on March 5, 2020. John was born in Washington, DC to Carolyn Johnson Griffin and the late John William Griffin. He grew up in Alexandria, VA, and graduated from Episcopal High School (Alexandria) and Wesleyan University with a degree in Modern European History in 1994. In both high school and college he played varsity football and lacrosse, and he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After college he worked in New York City at Chemical Bank, Bear Stearns, Lazard Freres, Credit Suisse First Boston (also in London), UBS Securities, and Numerix, handling the post-bankruptcy of the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings. He moved to Hartford ten years ago to work for the Hartford Investment Management Co. in Risk Management. He was a featured speaker at many financial conferences during that time. John is survived by his mother, and three sisters, Jennifer Griffin (Greg Myre), Caitlin Penny (Carlos Penny) and Cassie Gordon Grant (Conrad Gordon Grant), his beloved nieces and nephews, Annalise, Amelia and Luke Myre, and Lachlan Gordon Grant, and cousins. His many friends in Hartford, New York City and Virginia will always remember his wry wit, outsized personality, and his kind and gentle soul. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John’s name to The Prevent Cancer Foundation www.PreventCancer.org.

Blackall, Reverend L. Randall

It is with deep sadness that the family of Reverend L. Randall Blackall (D. Min.) announces his passing on February 13, 2020 to a life where his memory will be restored and he will share in the promises of Christ. Reverend Blackall was born on January 18, 1929 into a prominent Hartford family. His father, John C. Blackall, an attorney, was the first Insurance Commissioner in the State of Ct. and elected as a State Senator in Hartford. His mother, Mae Kelly Blackall, devout in her faith, had a strong influence in his decision to become a priest. Her two brothers, Fr. Charles Kelly and Brother Bernard, a Christian Brother of Ireland, were both Catholic religious. When Fr. Blackall was asked why he decided to enter the priesthood he said, “After helping my Uncle, Fr. Charles build St Mary’s Church in Coventry, I felt at an early age a deep calling to serve Jesus”. On May 27, 1954 he was ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Fr. Blackall continued to answer the call of Jesus through his service to many ministries. He began his ministry at St. Ann Parish in Hamden, (1954-1958), followed by St. Mary in Derby (1958-60) and St. John the Evangelist in New Haven (1960-1961). In 1961, he was appointed Archdiocese Director of Family Life. These were turbulent years which continue today as he championed with great courage opposition to the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade. Fr. Blackall served as a strong advocate for Pro-Life and developed programs for young people and those engaged to be married. During these years (1961-1976) he also served as chaplain of what was then the St. Francis Orphan Society in New Haven. Fr. Blackall served as spiritual director of the New Haven Curia of the Legion of Mary. In 1976, he was assigned to St. Thomas Parish in Goshen with the goal of developing the mission Church of St. Bridget in Cornwall. From 1991-1992, Fr. Blackall was assigned to St. Timothy Church, West Hartford. He completed his active ministry as the pastor of St. Paul Church, Glastonbury. Fr. Blackall continued to be a great source of spiritual direction to many well after his retirement.
Fr. Blackall will always be remembered for his keen intellect, ability to listen to dialogue and thoughtful decision making. He studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield Ct. and St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, N.Y. Fr. Blackall received a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Hartford Seminary. He also served as adjunct professor of moral theology at Holy Apostles College, Cromwell. In addition, he has edited and written several books, including “Design For Marriage”, which grew out of his work with his family life ministry.
With much gratitude, we will always remember Fr. Randy’s great love for his family and how he brought a wonderful sense of sport and adventure into our lives. Fr. Randy had a love for the sea and shared his passion with us as we spent many summer afternoons sailing to Duck Island, Block Island and Newport.
Fr. Blackall will be reunited with his parents, John C. and Mae Kelly Blackall, sister M. Frances Blanchfield and brother Reverend John C. Blackall, who served as pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church in Waterbury. He leaves behind his sister Joan Mackas. Many thanks to his nephews Stephen and Randall Blanchfield who remained vigilant in their care for him. He also leaves his nieces Mary Lee Geary, Barbara Carpenter, Caroline Mackas- Thompson and Nancy Bonomo as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff on West One at St. Mary Home who cared for him with great love, humor and compassion. For this we will always be most grateful in our hearts.
Friends may call at the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main Street, West Hartford on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Timothy by the Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117.

Camerato, Vincenzina “Jennie”

Vincenzina (“Jennie”) Camerato, 99, slipped peacefully into heaven on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Jennie was born on August 28, 1920 to Giovanni and Rose Morocco in Hartford, CT. She lived in Hartford all of her life and was a devoted member and lifelong supporter of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Harford.
Jennie was a prayerful, loving and giving woman who was at her happiest when she was serving others. She enjoyed visitors and would always insist on preparing a home-cooked meal for them. Jennie was kind and accepting of everyone she met and she especially cherished children and animals. The only gifts she ever wanted were visits and hugs. Jennie touched many lives and the world was a beautiful place with her in it.
As a young mother Jennie ran a dry cleaning business in Hartford with her husband. In her later years she worked for the Hartford school system preparing and serving meals for the children, whom she loved dearly. She was also a Justice of the Peace and performed many marriages. Jennie worked well into her seventies and volunteered for the Red Cross and the Hartford Senior Center, where she would often run the Bingo games. One of her most treasured possessions was a letter signed by President Ronald Reagan commending her for her many years of volunteer work.
Jennie leaves behind her son, Patrick J. Camerato of East Hartford, her daughter Roseann C. Henderson and son-in-law Keith M. Henderson of Spring Valley, CA, granddaughters Melissa D. Camerato of Glastonbury, CT and Amanda R. Machado and her husband Danny R. Machado, of Spring Valley, CA, grandson Max K. Henderson and his wife, Kirsten Henderson of San Diego, CA, and a great granddaughter, Rylee Rose Kennedy-Machado.
Jennie also leaves her sisters, Camilla Beauvais of Glendale, CA and Anna Lavoie of Las Vegas, NV. Jennie was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Camerato, two brothers, Augustine Moracco and Joseph Moracco and a sister, Angeline McCauliff.
Friends may call at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Saturday, February 1 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Funeral Liturgy will follow in the Cathedral at 11 a.m. Entombment will take place at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society (https://cthumane.org/), 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

McGurk, Edward Barry

Edward Barry McGurk of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday January 24th 2020. Born in Hartford, CT on January 5, 1939 to Edward Balf and Helen (Mayberry) McGurk, Barry graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox, MA and went on to graduate from Boston University, he received his M.A. in Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. and did his graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Barry then went on to receive his PhD. in English Literature from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA. Throughout his life Barry taught at many places in the area including the University of Pittsburg, University of Hartford, and Renbrook School in West Hartford. He was also a published author having written several short stories.
Barry was pre deceased by his mother and father, and his niece Megan Cenci. He is survived by his son Brett Holden McGurk and his wife Gina McGurk and their daughter Leia Chon McGurk, his brother Brian McGurk of Hartford, his sister Mary Beth Cenci of Newington, his niece Mary Cenci O’Brien of Williston, VT as well as many cousins. He is also survived by his former wife Carol Ann Cogan.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC. 20090-8018 or www.lls.org

Mitchell, Rev. Thomas Richard

Rev. Thomas Richard Mitchell, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, January 16, 2020. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 23, 1953, to Thomas R. and Patricia (Rodgers) Mitchell Jr. Fr. Mitchell attended St. Justin School in Hartford and Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford. He entered St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, upon completing his formation, he entered St. Bonaventure University and completed his priestly studies at Christ the King Seminary in New York. In later years Fr. Mitchell did advanced studies at Fairfield University.
Father Mitchell was ordained to the priesthood on September 7, 1979, by the Most Rev. John F. Whealon, then Archbishop of Hartford. Fr. Mitchell began his service to the Archdiocese as the Assistant Pastor of Holy Infant Church in Orange. Throughout his priesthood, he would be assigned in various roles, including teaching at Northwest Catholic High School and pastoral work at St. Rose Church and St. Isaac Jogues Church in East Hartford, St. Augustine Church in Hartford, St. Patrick Church in Farmington, and Sacred Heart Church in Hartford. In addition, Fr. Mitchell spent ten years working in Puerto Rico, serving at El Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd Church) in Mayaguez, a sister parish of the Archdiocese of Hartford. His most recent assignments included serving as administrator of St. Joseph Church in Canaan and Immaculate Conception Church in Norfolk and, finally, as weekend assistant at Our Lady of Grace Church in Bantam.
Fr. Mitchell is survived by his two sisters; Patricia M. (Bartley) Brown of Colchester, and Mary M. (Craig) Millstein of South Windsor, three brothers; William R. (Leesa) Mitchell of Moodus, Matthew J. (Theresa) Mitchell of Glastonbury, Michael P. (Rosalind) Mitchell of South Windsor, many nieces and nephews a grand niece and a grand nephew and many cousins especially John and Lisa McVerry and Maureen Kelly; his Uncle and Godfather John P. Mitchell and his Aunt and Godmother Polly Kelly.
Throughout Fr. Tom’s ministry he left us great gifts.  Stronger in our faith, stronger in our love, and stronger in our kindness.  He would love to be remembered to all the people he has touched throughout their lives.
Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave, Hartford, on Friday (Jan 24) from 4-8 pm, The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (Jan 25) at 11:00 am in the Chapel at the St. Thomas Pastoral Center, 467 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield with The Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery Bloomfield. Visitation will be at the Chapel Saturday morning (Jan 25) from 9:45 am until 10:45 am.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Luke’s Foundation for Haiti for the benefit of Our Little Brothers and Sisters, in care of Fr. Richard Frechette CP 8980 SW 56th St Miami FL 33165

Wagner, Janet (Yuhas)

Janet (Yuhas) Wagner (70) of Newington, beloved wife of Jess E. Wagner Jr. passed away peacefully at her home Monday December 23rd. Born in Hartford CT March 13, 1949 daughter of the late Steven J. and Paula (Lawrence) Yuhas.
Janet entered the Benedictine order at Immaculata Monastery, (Nebraska) ’67 – ’69, and became a Benedictine lay oblate to the same monastery in ’97. She received her BS and MBA through the University of Hartford and worked as an Underwriter/Analyst and Communications Director for Commercial Lines at Travelers in addition to consulting work in the insurance industry in Iowa and England.
She loved her faith passionately, which she exhibited through her oil and watercolor paintings. She was especially proud of her ability to “write” icons. She was an avid skier, and recreational pilot, but her greatest joy was traveling with her husband Jess and their pets via boat or motor home.
Besides her husband she is survived by her sister Theresa L. Antonini; she was predeceased by her brother Anthony D. Lawrence and brother-in-law Wayne R. Antonini.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday January 2nd 2020 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church (Annunciation Parish) 26 Willard Ave, Newington, CT 06111
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Our Companions Animal Sanctuary, 46 Floeting Rd, Ashford, CT 06278

Sullivan, Kathleen (O’Neill)

Kathleen O’Neill Sullivan, 75, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born in, Cahersculliben, County Kerry, Ireland, February 29, 1944 to John and Margaret O’Neill. She moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 where she worked at Saint Francis Hospital. As a young girl in America, she learned to work hard and to take on all opportunities with determination. She went on to meet and marry the love of her life, Jeremiah J. Sullivan on June 25, 1966 spending fifty years together. Most of all she loved her family and instilled in her children strong values that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in their hearts. Kathleen especially loved here role as Nana to Katelyn, Patrick, Kayla, and Liam. She had a vivacious personality and always made them laugh. We ask if you would like to honor Kathleen’s memory, take a close friend or relative out for coffee, lunch, or dinner and SMILE, she will be there. Family and friends were Kathleen’s passion and delight. She had two other passions; caring for children and Asylum Hill Congregational Church. For many years Kathleen worked at AHCC as housekeeper where she formed many friendships over the years. She always seemed to look out after others, known to many children at AHCC as the donut lady, and would put others before herself. It suited her servant heart. She was all about doing what’s right and doing what’s good. Predeceased by her father, John O’Neill; mother, Margaret (Cavanaugh) O’Neill; 3 brothers, Michael, Tom, and Jack; and 3 sisters, Maureen, Mairead, and Philomena. Survived by her adoring children and grandchildren, Ann Marie Sullivan and Katelyn of West Hartford, Patrick and Ada Sullivan and Patrick, Kayla, and Liam of Rocky Hill, Margaret and Tracy Roane of Hartford, and Jeremiah J. Sullivan Jr. of West Hartford. Kathleen is lovingly remembered by her siblings Eileen Lavelle of Cape Cod, MA; Patrick O’Neill of England; Bridget Keane of Holyoke, MA; Hannah O’Toole of Springfield, MA; Noreen Scanlon of Ireland; Eugene O’Neill of East Granby, CT; and Liam O’Neill of Ireland. She is fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and many good lifelong friends. Kathleen’s life has ended, but her legacy of wisdom, integrity, and courage will go on forever! A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT. It was with stories of Hartford students that Kathleen and Jerry found their passion for helping those in need. Kathleen always thought that being kind and helping others was important. So, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Hands of Hartford – MANNA and Neighborhood Service 55 Bartholomew Ave. Hartford, CT. 06106 (860-706-1505). The family of Kathleen wishes to extend their sincere thanks to her doctors; Giove, Katigbak, and Gaurdino that so diligently and tenderly cared for her. In addition, a special thanks to the McLean Hospice staff that added tenderness and grace to her final days.

Gignac, Barbara Ann (Stockman)

Barbara Ann (Stockman) Gignac of East Hartford, CT died peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital on Sunday, December 15, 2019. She is the only child of the late Walter and Frances Stockman and the decades-long widow of Walter J. (Buck) Gignac. She is a lifelong resident of East Hartford where she treasured family and enjoyed friends, work colleagues at Maguire Group in New Britain, CT; ceramics, reading mysteries, crossword puzzles and community activities. After her husband died, she was a member and former President of Parents Without Partners.
She is survived by her four children: Susan Gignac of Hartford, CT; Stephen (and Carol) Gignac of Bristol, CT; Peter (and Celia) Gignac of Middleburg, FL with her only granddaughter, Kayla Gignac; and Mary (Gignac) with her husband Robert Marquis of Vernon, CT.
Family and friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, CT on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 4-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for her eternal rest at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Farmington Avenue in Hartford, CT at 10 am on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. We are grateful for the kind and longstanding care given to our mother by the staff at Riverside Health Center in East Hartford, CT. Donations may be made to Riverside Health Center or the charity of your choice.

Bradley, David Reed

David Reed Bradley, 69, of Avon, CT, passed away peacefully on November 30th at home with his wife by his side. Born January 19, 1950, David was the son of Florence Reed Bradley, formerly of Glastonbury, CT, and the late Clifton E. Bradley.
David graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1967 and from Brown University in 1971 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. At Brown, David was very active in the musical theatre program and made many close, lifelong friends, who traveled the world with him. He was also a member of the Rhode Island National Guard. Following his graduation from Brown, David entered the actuarial program at The Hartford, where he rose to Executive Vice President during his 29 year tenure. He was a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
David was a passionate musician. He began music lessons from his grandmother at age 3, organ lessons at age 11, ballet school accompanist at age 14, followed by a lifetime as an organist in area churches. He was an interim and substitute organist and a 40-year member of Asylum Hill Congregational Church and served on many committees, including chairing the Stewardship Committee.
David formed the Worthington Trio with his wife, Kathleen (cellist) and Dr. Lisa Kugelman (violinist). In addition to being a phenomenal musician, he loved sports, including golf, tennis and squash. He was an avid fan of the UConn Women’s Basketball Team. He enjoyed spending many summers at Cape Cod with his family.
David is survived by his wife of eight years, Kathleen Schiano; his son James Stedman Bradley of New York, NY; his daughter Eleanor Grace Bradley Healy, her husband Michael, and their son William Wells Stedman Healy, of Weston, CT; and Kathleen’s son Christopher Schiano of Simsbury, CT. In addition to his mother, David is also survived by his sister Janet Bradley and her husband Douglas McNally, of Windsor, MA; and his aunt Carrie Mobsby of Glastonbury, CT. The Bradley Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many family, friends and neighbors, who were so kind to David; and most especially to Seth Koranteng of Visiting Angels, who skillfully and lovingly cared for David in the past few months.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6th at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, with a reception to follow.
On Saturday, December 7th, family and friends are invited to gather at Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street in Avon, CT, at 11:00 a.m. Burial with a graveside service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the David Bradley Music Fund at Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Unionville, CT 06085. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at ahernfuneralhome.com.

Mullarkey, Margaret A. “Peggy”

Margaret A. (Peggy) Mullarkey of West Hartford passed away peacefully Saturday, November 30th at St. Mary Home. Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland daughter of the late Edward J. and Anne Theresa (Nealon) Mullarkey, she graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, Class of 1956.
Prior to retiring, Peggy was the Manager at the Farmington Motor Inn in Farmington and had been associated with the Tomasso Group in both New Britain and North Haven for a number of years. She was a devout and active communicant at the Church of St. Peter Claver in West Hartford.
She is survived by her brother Edward Joseph Mullarkey and his wife Mary of Wethersfield, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Sean Mullarkey, her sister Maureen Cosgrove, her brother-in-law Joseph Cosgrove and her beloved niece Sheila Foley. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary Home for making Peggy comfortable with their extraordinary level of care and support.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday (Dec. 5) at 10:30 am in The Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford followed by burial at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Relatives and friends may call at the Parish Center of the Church of St. Peter Claver from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Peggy’s name may be made to the Rev. John T. Shugrue Scholarship Fund c/o The Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street West Hartford, CT 06107 or the Caitlin A. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Northwest Community Bank, P.O. Box 29, Granby, CT 06035.

Bradley, David Reed

David Reed Bradley, 69, of Glastonbury, CT beloved husband of Kathleen Schiano and loving father of James Bradley and Eleanor Bradley Healy passed away peacefully November 30th, 2019 at his home in Avon.
Funeral and burial arrangements will be announced shortly, further information to follow both online and in the Hartford Courant.

Scotto, Brenda F.

Brenda F. Scotto, 76, of New Britain, passed away peacefully Monday, November 25th, 2019. Born August 15th, 1943 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Burtt and Natalie (Beem) Farley. Brenda loved dancing, music and singing and especially her Boo kitty. She enjoyed her friends and travelling, especially with her family, but nothing was more important to her than spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
Brenda is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Kerlejza and her husband Kevin of Unionville and Kara Bonfils and her husband John of Mt. Airy, MD, her grandchildren, David and Lexie Kerlejza of Unionville and Sara, Michael and Hannah Bonfils of Mt. Airy, MD and her sister, Sally Heavisides and her husband Bob of Rockport, ME.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Nov. 29) from 10:30-11:30 am followed by Funeral Services in the Funeral Home at 11:30 am. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Carrier, Edward Stratton “Ted”

Edward Stratton Carrier (Ted), 91, of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday November 18, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Sally Davis Carrier with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Ted was born September 19, 1928 to the late Edward M. and Alberta (Stratton) Carrier of Hartford CT. He graduated from Kingswood School, West Hartford in 1946, and from Babson College, Wellesley MA, in 1950.
Ted proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1952. Upon return to Hartford, he took over the family business, The Lucy Baltzell Shop, an upscale women’s specialty clothing shop located at 24 Trumbull St in Hartford. Ted’s mother purchased the clothing store in 1944 from the original shop owner. Under Ted’s ownership, two new locations were opened; one in West Hartford Center and one in Hamden CT. Over his tenure, Ted converted the Royal Footman restaurant in Hamden CT into 23,000 SF of retail space and then renovated and enlarged the 36 LaSalle Rd location in West Hartford Center into four stories, 30,000 SF of retail space for The Lucy Baltzell Shop expansions. The Lucy Baltzell Shop remained in business until Ted and Sally’s retirement from the retail business in 1998.
Ted had a vision not only for his own business, but for a vibrant West Hartford Center. He was founder and chairman of the West Hartford Property Owners Associations, the West Hartford Retail Merchants Association, and the Landlords Association. Later in his career, Ted purchased the West Hartford Firehouse on Brace Road and converted it into 8500 SF of retail and office space that still operates as a robust business to this day.
Ted was an active supporter of many programs and organizations, most notably The Mark Twain House & Museum and Friends of the Heublein Tower. His expertise in building and property management was an asset to these organizations as he served on their new museum center building and tower rehabilitation committees respectively. He is a longtime member of Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford CT, where he has served as deacon, and supported initiatives including establishment of community gardens, acquisition of property and housing restoration. These initiatives helped to transform the Huntington Street neighborhood, making it a safer place to live and grow. He also is a sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Program at Babson College, a program to enhance women’s personal and professional success in business.
Ted’s life-long love of cars was one that he shared with his brother growing up, as they purchased, refurbished and resold many collectible vehicles. It was a passion and hobby that remained with him throughout his life, as he acquired a small collection of vintage automobiles. His love of energetic community was also seen in his interest in fishing tournaments which he once observed when on vacation out of state. From that experience, he founded and sponsored an annual Carp Fishing Tournament for several years, as part of Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture initiative, where fisherman from all of the country would come to Hartford for this 3-day annual event.
Besides Sally, he is survived by nephew Craig Carrier and wife Donna, and their children, Seth, Aaron, and Caelyn Carrier, all of Agawam MA, and niece Catherine Carrier, of Agawam. Ted was predeceased by his brother Cris of Hartford. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Davis, of Plattsburgh, NY, and his three children Karen Midkiff of Indianapolis IN, Susan Sanford of Colchester CT, and William Davis of Seattle WA, and their spouses and children.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday November 26th at 11:00 am at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave, Hartford CT 06105.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Asylum Hill Congregational Church, or The Mark Twain House & Museum, 1351 Farmington Ave, Hartford CT 06105.
Ted’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Arden Court of Avon who provided comfort and compassionate care to Ted during his stay.

Broxton, Anderson

Anderson Broxton, 72, of Hartford, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 14th, 2019. A Prayer Service will be held Friday (Nov. 22) at 2:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The House of Bread, 1453 Main St., Hartford, CT 06120.

Ashe, Sharon Lois

Sharon Lois Ashe departed this life on November 6, 2019. Her husband, James Loren Patterson (Jim Easy); her parents, Dorothy H. Flamio, Nicolas R. Flamio and Wallace L. Ashe; and her brother, Wallace H. Ashe (Skip) predeceased her.
Sharon is survived by her almost twin sister Judith Mary Ashe DeVincke; Judith’s daughter Dorothy Sarah DeVincke, her partner Brendan Quinn and their two special children Lenore Margaret and Declan Wallace; Judith’s son Charles Ashe and his wife Linda; her brother Skip’s wife Ann Marie Ashe, their daughter Phaedra Morneault, Phaedra’s partner Roger Theriault, and Phaedra’s children Myranda and Azleigh; Skip & Ann Marie’s daughter and Sharon’s favorite nephew Robert N. Ashe and his partner Gigliola Manrique.
Sharon graduated from the MBA program at the University of Connecticut and worked primarily in areas involving finance at both Cigna and Citigroup. Retiring prior to her 55th birthday to fall in love and travel the world.
Services will be held privately in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601